District 4 - Commissioner
Don Amunds was re-elected as County Commissioner in 2010. In 2008 the Florida Association of Counties certified Don as a Certified County Commissioner. After spending four years in the US Army being stationed at Camp James Rudder and the 2nd Armored Division in Northern Germany, Don dedicated his energy toward public service. He served as a deputy sheriff and investigator for 17 years before running for County Commissioner in 2004. Don has a B.S. degree from Troy University.
Don has lived in Okaloosa County since 1970 where he was raised and educated. Don lives with his wife, Joanna, and two sons, Scott and Robbie, in Mary Esther. They worship at Trinity United Methodist Church.
His liaisons on the Board of County Commissioners are as follows:
Florida Association of Counties, Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), Military Relations-Eglin, Regional Utility Authority, Fire Code Advisory Board, League of Cities, Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development Council, Public Safety, Veterans Services and Extension Service
Other community involvement includes: Children in Crisis; American Heart Association; Honorary Commander, 33rd, Eglin; All Sports Association; Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge; Enlisted Widows Foundation; Former Little League Coach; Former PASA Soccer Coach; Board Appointment, Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida.
Charities and non-profit organization that Don supports: United Way; Special Olympics; YMCA
Boys and Girls Club; Eleanor Johnson Youth Center; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Boy & Girl Scouts; Children’s Home Society; Emerald Coast Advocacy Center; Horizons; Shelter House; Youth Village (Nellie Bogar); Okaloosa-Walton Readers; YMCA Childcare; Every Child a Swimmer; Head Start Child Development; Okaloosa-Walton Child Care Services, Inc.