Commissioner Diane Hutchings (Republican) is serving her second term as a County Commissioner representing District 3. She served as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for two consecutive years after serving as Vice-Chairman. Her current public duties include Vice Chairman of the Infrastructure & Development Committee, member of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization and liaison for the Chamber of Commerce.
Diane was elected in 1993 to the Green Cove Springs City Council and she completed two terms as well as serving as Vice Mayor and Mayor during her tenure. In 2008, Diane was elected countywide to the County Commission for the at-large seat that was later removed.
She is the Managing Director of First Florida Investment Services. She holds a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation, is certified in Long-Term Care Planning (CLTC) and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is a FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 Registered Representative with LPL Financial, a Member FINRA/SIPC and is Life/Health/Variable Annuity licensed in Florida and Georgia. Prior to joining First Florida Investment Services, she was affiliated with Solomon Smith Barney and Prudential Financial.
Commissioner Hutchings has dedicated herself to serving her community in many roles. She is currently a member of Orange Park Sunrise Rotary, a Trustee on the Board of Orange Park Medical Center, a Precinct Committee Woman on the Clay County Republican Executive Committee, and President of the governing board of St. Johns Classical Academy, a public Charter School. Other volunteer organizations she has served include Clay Women in Business, Clay Family Policy Forum, Clay County Chamber of Commerce Board, the Clay County Economic Development Board, Clay County Tourism Development Board, Clay County Transportation Advisory Committee and the Clay County School District Health Education Advisory Council.
Diane, Brett (her husband of more than 38 years), daughter Ashley, husband Adam Gilhousen and sons (Aiden, Brantley and Caleb) and son Kyle, wife Tiffaney and children (Raegan, Claire and Wyatt) all reside in Clay County.