Chelsea Reed

Professional Experience:

Smith Reed Partners, Principal Consultant (2022-present)
Palm Beach Spine Institute, Business Manager, (2016-2018)
North American Spine Foundation, Business Development Manager, (2014-2016)
Spine & Sport, Director of Community Outreach/Owner (2004-2013)
Aquatic & Orthopedic Rehab Specialists, Director Aquatic Therapy/Owner (1994-2000)

Civic and Community Service:

Chair, Resilient & Connected Region Task Force and Founder, Sustainability Subcommittee, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
Women's Foundation of Florida: Network of Elected Women Circle & Elected Advisory Board, Chair (2020-present)
Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, Board of Directors (2022-present)
Leadership Palm Beach County (Class of 2020)
Resource Depot, Advisory Board (2020-present)
GFWC Palm Beach Gardens Woman’s Club (2021-present) 
Forum Club (2019-present)
The Benjamin School Alumni Council, Board Member & Mentor (2018-present)   
Healthy Kids of Jupiter, Founding Member & Executive Committee (2010-2012)
Palm Beach Spine Foundation, Founding Member & Secretary (2007-2011)

Government Experience:

Mayor, City of Palm Beach Gardens (2022-present), Vice Mayor (2021-2022), Councilmember (2020-present) 
Chair, Transportation Planning Agency Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board
1st Vice President, Palm Beach County League of Cities, Board of Directors & Chair, Legislative Committee
Florida League of Cities, Nominating Committee and Land Use & Economic Development Committee
Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Governing Board
Southeast Florida Transportation Council Governing Board, Vice Chair
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Appointed Member & Nominating Committee
Transportation Planning Agency Citizens Advisory Committee, Vice-Chair (2020), District 1 (2018-2020) 
City of Palm Beach Gardens Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board, Alternate 1 (2018-2020)


University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida – Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida – Bachelor of Arts 
University of South Florida Muma College of Business - Inclusive and Ethical Leadership Certificate & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate


Chelsea Reed, Mayor of Palm Beach Gardens, loves everything about the lifestyle in her native state of Florida and her hometown of Palm Beach Gardens. She is the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for the Benjamin School, recipient of a 2023 Home Rule Hero Award from Florida League of Cities, the 2022 Public Sector Leadership Excellence Award Winner, the 2022 Complete Streets Champion for Palm Beach County, and was 1 of 20 nationally chosen elected officials for the 2021-22 Smart Growth America Champions Institute. She and her husband of 29 years have raised two children and built their careers in Palm Beach County. While serving her hometown, she is also the Principal Consultant for Smith Reed Partners, assisting executives with advancement and career change. She enjoys mentorship and is a frequent public speaker.

Initial Term Began:

April 2, 2020

Council Committees & Appointments:

Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, Governing Board, Chair
Palm Beach Workforce Alliance Consortium CareerSource Palm Beach County
North County Intergovernmental Committee
Multi-Jurisdictional Issues Coordination Forum
Bioscience Land Protection Advisory Board & Northlake Boulevard Task Force, Alternate
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce: Government Affairs & Economic Development Committee

Awards, Certifications and Other Service:

2023 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, The Benjamin School
2023 Home Rule Hero Award, Florida League of Cities
2023-2024 Palm Beach 100, Palm Beach County’s Most Influential Business Leaders, Palm Beach Illustrated
2022 Leadership Excellence Award Winner, Public Sector, Leadership Palm Beach County 
2022 Complete Streets Champion - Safe Streets Award Winner Palm Beach County
Champions Institute Leadership Class of 2021-22 Smart Growth America Active People, Healthy Nationâ„ 
2019 Volunteer of the Year Award Winner Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce 
Florida Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Certificates: Environmental Awareness for Highway and Street Maintenance (2022) & Basic Highway Plan Reading (2021)
Shifting Narratives to Prevent Bicyclist & Pedestrian Deaths, Certificate, CUTR University of South Florida (2022)
FDOT/FHWA/LTAP Complete Streets Introduction and Federal/State Perspective Certificate (2022)
MPOAC (Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council) Institute for Elected Officials Certification (2021)