Patricia “Patti” Reed was elected to the City Council in 2020, served as Vice-Mayor in 2021 and was re-elected in 2022. On behalf of City Council Patti serves on the Community Redevelopment Agency (chairperson) and Pinellas Park Angel Fund Incorporated. Patti was appointed to serve on the following boards and committees: Forward Pinellas (2020), Local Coordinating Board (chairperson), Pinellas Park Medical District (2021), Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) Board of Directors (2022) and PSTA Finance Committee.
Patti has lived in Pinellas Park for almost 40 years, graduated from Pinellas Park High School and was a member of the Key Club. Patti has worked with the Deaf Service Center, St. Petersburg Housing Authority and Pinellas County Area Agency on Aging.
Horses have been her lifelong passion and Patti has been a driving force in the equestrian community for decades. She is an advocate for equestrian and agriculture-related programming including youth programs like 4-H and Future Farmers of America and the Pinellas Park Agricultural Farm.
Patti retired from the Pinellas Park Police Department after 10 years of service and was instrumental in establishing and continuing training of the mounted patrol units for the Cities of Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater.
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) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) receiving the NAMI Iris Award. She has also been recognized for her work with CASA and domestic violence.
Patti and husband Bill, along with family, own several small businesses including a feed depot, a Florida working farm and equestrian center. 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.