Ashley Bell Barnett of Winter Haven is a community advocate with experience as a public educator, workforce development analyst and nonprofit leader.
Bell Barnett was appointed to the Governing Board in December 2020, and her term expires March 1, 2023.
A fifth-generation Floridian, Bell Barnett earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, and her Master of Public Administration from the University of South Florida.
Bell Barnett serves in a variety of capacities at organizations across the community, including Vice Chair of the Polk State College District Board of Trustees, Community Impact Chair of United Way of Central Florida, Talbot House, Lakeland Regional Hospital Foundation, GiveVisual Inc., Bonnet Springs Park, JDRF, and the Polk County School District.
A Leadership LA, Leadership Florida and Leadership Polk alumni, she was recently honored with the 2019 “She Knows Where She’s Going” award bestowed by Girls, Inc.
Bell Barnett represents Polk County.
Finance/Outreach and Planning
Standing Committee Liaison
Industrial Advisory Committee