Santiago was elected to the County Commission in November 2018 and plans to focus on
economic development, growth & Infrastructure and Community Safety.

  • Safety and Security

    • Support law enforcement
    • Protection from crime
    • Promote quality of life
    • Private and Public Collaboration
  • Infrastructure

    • Seek solutions to water issues
    • Proactive in building roads
    • Secure wastewater facilities
  • Economic Development

    • Jobs, Job, Jobs
    • Diverse new business opportunities
    • Workforce Development
    • Support small business
  • Fiscal Integrity

    • Accountable for taxpayers money
    • Make sound budgetary decisions
    • Active in budgeting 2.4 Billion

About Martha Santiago, Ed. D., Chairman

Commissioner Martha Santiago, Ed. D. recently retired as provost for Polk State College’s Winter Haven campus, Center for Public Safety, Lake Wales centers, and Northeast Polk satellite location. Prior to being named Provost in 2014, Santiago was the dean of academic affairs for Polk State’s Winter Haven campus and Lake Wales centers.

Santiago was elected to the County Commission in November 2018 and plans to focus on economic development, growth & Infrastructure and Community Safety.

Santiago is the owner of Leadership Consultants, LLC. serves on various community boards including the United Way of Central Florida, Good Shepherd Hospice, Heart of Florida Hospital, Polk Vision, Women’s Resource Center and the Haines City and Winter Haven Chambers of Commerce.