Mike Cella, Chairman
Commissioner Mike Cella is serving his first term as a Clay County Commissioner representing District 1.
He is currently serving The Board as Chairman. Previously, he served Vice-Chair of the Board and 2 years as Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee. He is also the liaison and Chairman of the Tourism Development Council.
Prior to being elected, Cella successfully owned and operated Jumperz Fun Center, in Orange Park for 8 years, serving thousands of Clay County families.
In 2004, Mike was the first resident elected to the Board of Supervisors for the Fleming Island Plantation Community Development District, serving for 12 years. He served as Chairman for 10 of those years. During his tenure, Fleming Island Plantation experienced vast growth, adding many neighborhoods and a second swimming pool amenity center.
Before opening his business, Mike enjoyed a 30-year career in radio and TV broadcasting. He concluded his career at WOKV Radio in Jacksonville where he hosted the Morning Show and served as the Assistant Program Director. The highlight of his broadcasting career, he announced the TV play-by-play for the UCONN Huskies Basketball Team at the Championship Game of the National Invitational Tournament from Madison Square Garden in New York.
Mike is very active in his community, serving on the Fleming Island Lions Club, the Rotary E-Club of North Florida, and the Clay County Chamber of Commerce. He is Past President and Co-Founder of the BIZNET Marketing Referral Group of Orange Park. He serves as Committeeman of Precinct 410 for the Clay County Republican Executive Committee and President of the Clay County Republican Men’s Club.
Mike lives in Fleming Island with his wife Vicky, who is an operating Room Nurse at Fleming Island Surgery Center. Their daughter, Lauren, also resides in Fleming Island. Son, Brian and his wife, Jaime, reside in Connecticut with Mike and Vicky's grandchildren, Sadie and Collin.
2016/17 Committee Assignment:
- Finance & Audit Committee, Vice Chair
- Tourism Development Council, Chairman