Mayor Michelle Coldiron
Michelle Coldiron was elected in November 2018 to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners for District 2. She is a member of the South Florida Regional Council, the NACo Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee member, a member of the Florida Association of Counties, and an elected member of the Small County Coalition Executive Committee.
Coldiron has been a full-time resident of Monroe County since 1999. She brings a wealth of political, business, volunteer, and personal knowledge to her position as county commissioner.
In June 2019, the Florida Association of Counties presented Coldiron with her Certified County Commissioner designation, and she is currently enrolled in courses to become an Advanced County Commissioner. These comprehensive courses cover a variety of topics, such as ethics and Sunshine Law, county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, growth management, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication.
Prior to being elected to the BOCC, she sat on the Marathon City Council for three years and was Mayor of Marathon for one year.
Coldiron is an appointed member of the District Advisory Committee for the Tourism Development Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Area Health Education Center.
Throughout her life, Coldiron’s passion has been the welfare of children. For years she was employed by the State of Florida as a Child Advocate Coordinator for the Guardian ad Litem Program. She continues to volunteer in the program, acting on behalf of abused children in the community.
Coldiron is an active mentor in the Take Stock in Children program. She is a member of Zonta International, the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and Rotary. She also is an alumna of Leadership Monroe County Class XX.
Coldiron is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.
She has one adult daughter, Mallory, who also lives in Monroe County.