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MEET THE CITY COUNCIL
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Mayor
Bill Barnett

Mayor Bill Barnett, affectionately known as Mayor Bill, has served a combined 12 years on City Council and also a dozen collective years as Mayor. In March of 2016, he was elected to serve his fourth term.

After moving to Naples in 1973 and establishing a Toyota-BMW dealership, Barnett sold the business to the Germains 10 years later. In 1984, when he was just 44 years old, Barnett was elected the youngest City Council member.

Some of his greatest civic achievements include founding the Guardian Ad Litem program in Collier County, being dubbed the Naples Daily News Citizen of The Year in 1992, and in 2005, he was named one of the Men and Women of the Year by Gulfshore Life Magazine.

Mayor Bill is currently chairman of the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida's Advisory Board and continues to be active in many other organizations around town. As a celebrity auctioneer, Barnett has raised millions of dollars for local charities. And on March 4 2012, he was the recipient of the annual Community Leadership Award from Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

Mayor Bill and his wife, Chris, have five children and eight grandchildren.


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Vice-Mayor
Linda Penniman
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Vice Mayor Penniman was sworn in as a Council Member on February 19, 2014 and became Vice Mayor in March  of 2016.   Linda and her husband of 47 years, Nick, moved to Naples in 1976 and both immediately began volunteering in the community. The Vice Mayor was accepted into Greater Naples Leadership and she subsequently served on leadership and board positions for four years, as well as served on two committees. 

Linda was appointed to the City's Planning Advisory Board and the County's Coastal Advisory Committee and is past chair of the Moorings Property Owners' Association on which she served for six years.  Vice-Mayor Penniman currently serves on the Board of the Naples Council of World Affairs and the Collier Citizens' Council whereby she chaired a forum on beach renourishment.  

Along with a friend, they have provided over 750 backpacks for the homeless in Collier County and is also a charter member of the Southwest Women's Giving Circle.
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Council Member
 Reg Buxton
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Council member Reg Buxton has served on 22 various charity, county, and city advisory boards with a concentration on children, women’s and quality of life causes, mitigation and emergency management.  He was a consultant publisher with Scripps for five years, and is now Publisher and Owner of the magazine “Life in Naples”, which covers philanthropy, politics, charities, human interest, cuisine and government. 


As a Civic Philanthropist, Reg puts his focus on making life better for those less fortunate.  His priorities are Public Safety, protecting City infrastructure, and continuing to maintain and improve the “Naples Brand”.
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Council Member
 Doug Finlay
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Council Member Doug Finlay and his wife, Joyce, the Director of Music for Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Naples, have been residents of Naples since 1996. They live in The Moorings.  Council Member Finlay was a former manager of the Kansas City motion picture distribution office for The Walt Disney Company.  

Since moving to Naples, he has served on numerous boards and committees including the Community Services Advisory Board, The Moorings Bay Citizens Advisory Committee, The Moorings Property Owners Association, The Gulf Shore Association of Condominiums, The Naples Pathways Coalition and Save the Bays.  

Council Member Finlay has over 2000 hours of volunteer service with The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. In addition, he is very active in boating, running, kayaking, rowing and cycling.
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  Council Member
 Michelle McLeod    
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Council Member Michelle McLeod is a third generation Floridian.  Upon graduating from Fort Myers High School, Michelle attended Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.  After college, Michelle started a career in the hotel industry, a career she enjoyed for over 25 years.  Her last position in the industry was that of Director of Sales for the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.

From there, Michelle continued her education which led her to earn a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Finance from Florida Gulf Coast University.   Michelle has lived and worked in the City of Naples for over 20 years and has stayed actively involved in community service.  Most notably, Michelle served as executive director of the Park Shore Association for over five years and served as chair of the Community Services Advisory Board for the City of Naples.   She is also a proud graduate of Leadership Collier 2014.

Michelle and her husband, Mike enjoy running, cycling, swimming and competing in athletic events together.
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Council Member
 Sam J. Saad III
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Council Member Sam J. Saad III was elected to the Naples City Council in 2010. As the youngest elected official in Collier County history, he champions policies that protect the quality of life in Naples. In addition to his duties on the City Council, Council Member Saad’s elected peers have appointed him to chair the Naples Redevelopment Agency and the Collier County Metropolitan Planning Organization where he is helping shape public policy that responsibly grows our community.  


He is the founder and principal of the Law Office of Sam J. Saad, III, Paradise Coast Title and Escrow.  Since relocating to Naples in 2006, he has dedicated himself to helping small businesses, real estate owners and property managers. Council Member Saad believes that helping protect the business and real estate interests of local professionals also helps protect the unique quality of life that we all appreciate.  

He is a member of the Florida Bar Association where he serves on the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Residential Real Estate and Industry Liaison Committee, the Collier County Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association. Council Member Saad is also a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, where he graduated from Leadership Collier in 2013. He and his wife Amy have two children.
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Council Member
 Ellen Seigel
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Council Member Ellen Seigel was sworn into the Naples City Council on April 6, 2016. She and her husband, Dr. Art Seigel, moved to Naples in 2004 and began volunteering for various religious and community organizations shortly thereafter.

Ellen was a member of the Park Shore Association Board for six years and served as membership chair for three years and President for three years as well.  She was appointed to the City’s Planning Advisory Board for two years from 2014 to 2016, and she is also the founder of The Park Shore Fund, a charitable source of the Community Foundation of Collier County dedicated to enhancing the Park Shore neighborhood.  Prior to moving to Naples, she had a career in the healthcare field working for three Connecticut HMOs.  She has a life-long passion for math and tennis.          



 "Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress. 
Working together is success." - Henry Ford


City Council and Mayor

735 Eighth St. S.
Naples, FL 34102

Phone:  239-213-1000
Fax:      239-213-1010

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Email Addresses
Mayor
Bill Barnett

Vice-Mayor
Linda Penniman

Council
Reg Buxton
Doug Finlay 
Michelle McLeod
 
Sam Saad III 
Ellen Seigel