Collier County Commissioner Penny Taylor
Penny Taylor represents Collier County’s 4th District. She was elected to the Board of Collier County Commissioners in 2014 following ten years as a member of Naples City Council including 2 years as Naples Vice-Mayor. In 2017 Taylor was named Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners by fellow commissioners.
District 4 encompasses the area west of I-75 between Pine Ridge Road and Davis Boulevard including the City of Naples.
Taylor has also chaired the 10-member Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in 2016 and 2017 and has chaired the Tourist Development Council in 2015 and 2016. In addition, she co-chaired the county’s first City of Naples/Collier County Sea Level Rise panel discussions in commission chambers in 2017, attracting a standing-room only audience.
During the 2013-2014 election season, Taylor initiated the resumption of talks between the City of Naples and Collier County to cooperatively seek federal grants to upgrade the water system (and install fire hydrants) in the Bayshore Drive residential/commercial area.
Taylor currently serves as Chair of the Economic Development for the Board of County Commissioners.