Jay Zembower
Jay Zembower

District 2 Commissioner


County Services Building

8am - 5pm


Contact Information

Please send e-mail to Executive Assistant, Deborah Schafer: dschafer@seminolecountyfl.gov
Phone: (407) 665-7205
Board of County Commissioners
Seminole County Services Building
1101 E. First Street
Sanford, FL 32771


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Commissioner Jay Zembower is a native Floridian and a 45-year resident of Seminole County. His family has owned and operated Zembower’s Auto Center in Altamonte Springs for almost half a century. In addition, for nearly 30-plus years, Jay has served as a forensic consultant on transportation-related matters for local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as for law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, insurance companies, and major automobile manufacturers. His keen business sense is a critical asset when planning for budgets, allocating funds, solving problems, and generally doing the people’s business as a Commissioner.

Most importantly, Jay is a very involved grandfather of two, keeping him busy and on his toes. Looking forward to his grandchildren’s future keeps him focused on protecting our environment, controlling overdevelopment, and protecting our rural and natural lands. In 2004, Jay, alongside other community leaders, successfully led our community in a voter-approved referendum to form Seminole County’s rural boundary. As an avid outdoorsman, Jay enjoys horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities. As a Commissioner, he has a proven record of preserving the quality of life for future generations. 

The Commissioner has extensive involvement in the community having served on several volunteer local boards, and numerous 501(c)(3) and 501 (c)(4) entities and committees, including the Seminole County Planning and Zoning Commission, Affordable Housing Board, Seminole County Parks and Recreation Board, Lake Pickett MSBU Board, Seminole County Public School Review Board, and the City of Altamonte Springs Incident Review Board. 

Commissioner was elected in 2018 as the Commissioner for District 2, one of the county’s largest districts. The District encompasses the majority of the rural boundary as well as urban areas. Those urban cities are Winter Springs, Oviedo, Casselberry, Sanford, and Oviedo also encompassing the Orlando Sanford International Airport – making it extremely diverse in character. The Commissioner served as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners the year he was first elected. He was reelected in 2022 to serve another 4 years for District 2.
Since being elected Commissioner Zembower has sat on the following boards to help guide those boards through his term.

Orlando-Sanford Airport Authority, Central Florida Zoo, MetroPlan Orlando, Seminole County Historical Commission, Medical Examiners Board, Orlando Economic Partnership, LYNX, Seminole County Port Authority, Value Adjustment Board, Rescue Outreach Mission, Public School Facilities Planning Commission, Risk Management, Seminole County Tourism Development Board, Orlando Economic Partnership. 
Commissioner Zembower at The Seminole County Bar Association Dinner in 2022 was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for working so closely with the association, attorneys, and judges of Central Florida. This award has been given out only 8 times in 71 years, of which 2 of the recipients were in Florida, one was a Florida Supreme County Justice the other was a Federal Judge on the US Court of Appeals DC Circuit.

In closing, Jay has a proven track record as a Commissioner and shares the values that make Seminole County a great place to live, work and raise a family.