McMullen to lead Tri-County League board

The Oakland town commissioner was elected president and sworn in Thursday, Jan. 21.

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Oakland Commissioner Joseph McMullen has been elected as president of the Tri-County League of Cities Board of Directors. He was sworn in by Mayor Kathy Stark during a virtual ceremony Thursday, Jan. 21.

The Tri-County League of Cities was formed to bring local governments in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties together for the purpose of mutual assistance in the solution of local government problems.

“All politics start local, and we need to have a linear relationship on all levels starting from the local, county, state and through our federal elected officials to have meaningful and impactful outcomes for our region,” McMullen said. “In my year as president, I am seeking more collaboration on all levels of our government.”

McMullen has been a town commissioner since 2006. He is the founder of HAPCO Music Foundation, a non-profit organization that connects youth with arts and music programs to help them succeed in life. He played baritone horn in school and attended college on a marching band scholarship.

He attended Florida A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and master health administration from Florida International University. He has been a licensed, registered and consultant pharmacist for more than 25 years. At Centene HMO, he is a senior clinical account manager. He served in the Air Force Reserves from 1989-95, attaining the rank of staff sergeant.

McMullen is a member of the Florida League of Cities Growth Management and Economic Development Committee, a board member of Matthew’s Hope and a member of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. He volunteers his time to several other community and civic organizations.

“We are thrilled for Commissioner McMullen’s election as president of the Tri-County League of Cities,” Stark said. “His years of service to the town and passionate dedication to the community make him a great leader for this organization. He will represent the town proudly on a regional level.”



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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