Patti Reed

Johnson

Patricia "Patti" Reed

Councilwoman

preed@pinellas-park.com

Patricia “Patti” Reed has lived in Pinellas Park for almost 40 years, graduated from Pinellas Park High School and was a member of the Key Club. Patti is a certified Sign Language interpreter and works with Freedom Village, the Deaf Service Center, St. Petersburg Housing Authority and  Pinellas County Area Agency on Aging. Patti worked for the Pinellas Park Police Department for 10 years and was instrumental in establishing the first Pinellas Park’s Police Departments mounted patrol unit.


Patti was Officer of the Month three times for her work on major cases, nominated twice for “Officer of the Year” and received two awards for saving lives. She was part of the Homeless Outreach Team that sought to connect the chronic homeless with services and housing.

 

Horses have been her lifelong passion and Patti has been a driving force in the equestrian community for decades. She spent 10 years as a member of the City’s Equestrian Board and has always sought to partner with the city on promoting our equestrian facilities and maximizing the use of our green spaces. She is an advocate for equestrian and agriculture-related programming including youth programs like 4-H and Future Farmers of America. Patti was also a former head coach of the University of South Florida’s Equestrian Team and brought collegiate horse shows to Pinellas Park.

 

Patti volunteers and judges for State Equestrian Special Olympics, works with Veteran Affairs on various programs and is a member of the Disaster Animal Relief Team. Patti has received awards and recognitions from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) receiving the NAMI Iris Award, the City of St. Petersburg for her contribution in establishing their successful Mounted Patrol Unit and the City of Tampa for continued support in major events. She has also been recognized for her work with CASA and domestic violence.   Patti was appointed to serve on the following as a board member: Forward Pinellas (2020), Florida Municipal Insurance Trust (FMIT) (2021) and Pinellas Park Medical District (2021).


Patti and husband Bill have a blended family with two daughters, Amber and Stevie. They along with her father Del Johnson own Amber Glen Feed Depot and Amber Glen Equestrian Center in Pinellas Park. The entire family works the family businesses and values the Pinellas Park Community.

Patti enjoys fishing, competing in equine events and is an avid photographer.