R. Greg Harris, County Commissioner - District 5

Picture of Commissioner Harris, District 5Contact Commissioner Harris
 
Email: rharris@highlandsfl.gov
Office: (863) 402-6500
Cell: (863) 381-8201

Office Hours:
By Appointment
 
Current Term:
November 2016 - November 2020
Elected November 2012.



2019-2020 Board and Committee Assignments
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
FHERO - Voting Member
Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization - Voting Member
Historic Preservation Commission Value Adjustment Board- Voting Member 
Hospital District Board
Public Safety Coordinating Committee - Voting Member


Commissioner Harris is a native Floridian who has lived in Sebring for more than 30 years.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and came to Highlands County in 1985 with his father to develop and operate the Country Club of Sebring. Commissioner Harris has served as District 5 County Commissioner since 2010 and is certified as a County Commissioner and Advanced County Commissioner by the Florida Association of Counties.

Commissioner Harris has a diverse and well-rounded background as it pertains to the management and sustainability of business operations. Some of his past experiences include Community Association Manager, Real Estate Broker, Class C Utility Operator, Certified Food Manager, State Residential Contractor, President and CEO of the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, and CEO of The Highlands County Family YMCA. He attends Bible Fellowship Church and serves as a member of the Sebring Firemen, Inc. He also holds the high distinction of Eagle Scout.  

Commissioner Harris has a long-standing commitment to the citizens of Highlands County and has had the honor of serving on and participating in various civic groups throughout his time here. Those experiences include the following:

District Commissioner of Boy Scouts of America
Chairman of the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce (one- and one-half terms)
President of the Prairie Oaks Community Association (seven years)
Member of the Sebring Firemen, Inc.
Member of the Highlands Regional Medical Center Advisory Board (six years)
Member of Salvation Army Advisory Board
Member and Director of Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club
Member of the Sebring Centennial Committee
Member of City of Sebring Tree and Landscape Board
Mentor for Take Stock in Children

Commissioner Harris is married to wife Janet and together they have two amazing daughters and a wonderful granddaughter.