Since joining the County Commission, Pat Gerard has championed efforts to make county facilities and offices run more efficiently, increase the availability of affordable housing, sustainable jobs and behavioral health services, and make government more accessible to citizens and businesses.
Pat lives in Largo with her husband Eric Gerard where they have been involved community members for many years. Pat was elected Mayor of Largo in 2006, then reelected in 2009 and 2012. Prior to that, she served as a Largo Commissioner for two terms, first elected in 2000. She has more than 40 years of experience working in human services; as a Victim Advocate for the Largo Police Department, Director of the Spouse Abuse Shelter of Religious Community Services, and COO and Chief Grants Officer of Family Resources Inc.
In addition to her work as a County Commissioner, Pat currently serves on:
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority - chair
Public Safety Coordinating Committee - chair
Pinellas Child Care Licensing Board
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee