Commissioner Jay Zembower is a native Floridian and a 40-year resident of Seminole County. He and his family have owned and operated their business in Altamonte Springs for nearly half a century. Jay also serves as a forensic consultant for local, state and federal law enforcement, Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies and major automobile manufacturers on transportation-related matters.
Prior to being elected in 2018, Jay served on numerous boards, including the Seminole County Planning and Zoning Commission, Affordable Housing Board, Seminole County Parks and Recreation Board, Lake Pickett Municipal Service Benefit Unit Board, Seminole County Public School’s Review Board and the City of Altamonte Springs Incident Review Board. In 2004, Jay, alongside other community leaders, successfully led a voter approved referendum to secure Seminole County’s Rural Boundary.
Given his depth of experience, Jay brings a strong business acumen in operations and management, which guide his common sense and real world approach to 21st Century governance. As a community-minded public servant, he strongly encourages citizen participation and promotes an atmosphere of accessibility and responsiveness to the people of Seminole County.
As Commissioner, Jay’s goals are to protect our rural and natural lands; implement renewable energies at county complexes; support urban redevelopment; strengthen the regions multi-modal transportation networks; enhance connectivity between our local and regional trails; promote economic development; cut governmental red tape; attract high-tech and other industries; and most importantly, to represent and serve Seminole County’s diverse constituency with the utmost integrity.
As the current Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, Jay serves on wide-range of boards representing Seminole County. Examples include MetroPlan Orlando, the Central Florida Zoo, the Seminole County Port Authority, the Orlando Economic Partnership and the Seminole County Mayors and Managers Board.
Commissioner Zembower continues to uphold the values that make our community a great place to live, work and raise a family.
In his spare time, Jay enjoys spending time with his family, horseback riding, hiking and fishing. He is proud to call Seminole County home.
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Phone: (407) 665-7205
Board of County Commissioners
Seminole County Services Building
1101 E. First Street
Sanford, FL 32771