Commissioner Mike Cella (Republican) is serving his first term as a County Commissioner representing District 1. Mike has successfully owned and operated Jumperz Fun Center, in Orange Park, serving thousands of Clay County citizens from 2009 to 2017. Prior to opening his business, Mike enjoyed a 30-year career in radio and TV broadcasting, concluding his career at WOKV Radio in Jacksonville where he hosted the Morning Show and served as the Assistant Program Director. Among the highlights of his broadcasting career, he announced the TV play-by-play for the UCONN Huskies Basketball Team at the Championship Game of the N.I.T. Tournament from Madison Square Garden.
In 2004, Mike was the first resident elected as supervisor on the Fleming Island Plantation (FIP) Community Development Board, serving 12 years. Ten of those years, he served as chairman. During his tenure, FIP experienced vast growth, adding eight neighborhoods and a second swimming pool amenity center. He has also served as the first president and co-founder of the FIP Neighborhood Advisory Council before residents were allowed to serve on the CDD Board.
Mike is very active in his community, serving on the Fleming Island Lions Club, the Rotary Club of Northeast Florida, and the Clay County Chamber of Commerce. He is past president and co-founder of the BIZNET Marketing Referral Group of Orange Park, actively involved with the Republican Party, serving as Committeeman for Precinct 410 of the Clay County Republican Executive Committee, President of the Clay County Republican Men’s Club, and a member of the South Clay Republican Club.
Commissioner Cella currently serves on the Board of County Commissioners, previously serving as Chairman. His 2019/2020 committee assignment includes Chairman of Tourism Development Council and Chair of the Infrastructure and Development Committee.
Mike and his wife Vicky, who is a R.N. at Fleming Island Surgery Center, moved to Fleming Island in 2003. Their daughter, Lauren, also resides in Fleming Island and his Son, Brian and his wife, Jaime, reside in Connecticut with Mike and Vicky's grandchildren, Sadie and Collin.