Commissioner Salter
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Commissioner W.D. "Don" Salter, District 3
Current Term of Office 2012-2016

Commissioner Salter was first elected to office in November 2000 and re-elected in 2004 and 2008. Salter is presently the most senior Commissioner of the Board of County Commissioners. He also served as Chairman during 2004 and 2009 and is currently the Chairman of the Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization.

During Salter’s first eight years of office, he has been very instrumental in economic development, agriculture, military issues, and Veteran affairs. He has served as Chairman of the Board’s economic development committee for seven years. He has worked for many years protecting and enhancing military installations, especially NAS Whiting Field. During this time, he has provided the vision and leadership to help purchase several thousand acres of land to prevent development encroachment around our military bases. The NAS Whiting Field encroachment prevention program is considered “The Navy Model”. He served as chairman of the Santa Rosa County and Escambia County Base Realignment and Closure "BRAC" Committee for numerous years and continues to serve on numerous military committees throughout the region.

Prior to becoming a Commissioner, Salter worked for Gulf Power Company and retired in 2000 after finishing a 32 year career. His last ten years, he was the Santa Rosa County District Manager where he was responsible for all company operations.

Salter also proudly served his country as a United States Army Paratrooper from 1965-1968. He served his last fifteen months in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade as a combat platoon Sergeant where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

During the last twenty years Salter has been involved in many community organizations and served as chairman numerous times.He has received several leadership awards: Community Leader of the Year Award, Spirit of Santa Rosa Award, Business Leader of the Year Award, Santa Rosa County Man of the Year Award, and Santa Rosa County Hall of Fame Award.

Salter is the founder of the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Plaza and continues to serve as Chairman of this organization. He is also Chairman of the Emerald Coast Honor Flight, Santa Rosa Initiative Committee and Chairman of the Santa Rosa Military Advisory Council.

Salter graduated from Troy State University with a Masters of Science in Management degree.

Salter is a native of Santa Rosa County. He is married to the former Kaye Matlock and has one son, Donnie.

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District 3 October 2015 Newsletter 10/06/2015 3794520kb
District 3 March 2015 Newsletter 03/09/2015 2673304kb
District 3 August 2014 Newsletter 07/30/2014 2503195kb
District 3 February 2014 Newsletter 02/07/2014 1639162kb
District 3 February Newsletter 01/29/2013 1549847kb
District 3 August 2012 Newsletter 07/27/2012 1551991kb
District 3 February 2012 Newsletter 02/23/2012 689503kb
District 3 August 2011 Newsletter 08/24/2011 1096071kb
District 3 February 2011 Newsletter 02/28/2011 4998966kb
District 3 August 2010 Newsletter 08/30/2010 2267825kb
District 3 March 2010 Newsletter 03/02/2010 2590115kb
District 3 October 2009 Newsletter 10/07/2009 1595879kb
District 3 April 2009 Newsletter 04/23/2009 713893kb
District 3 November 2008 Newsletter 11/24/2008 191517kb
District 3 June 2008 Newsletter 06/26/2008 349746kb
District 3 January 2008 Newsletter 01/17/2008 344683kb
District 3 Video Newsletters
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District 3 August 2015 Video Newsletter 08/19/2015
District 3 February 2015 Video Newsletter 02/19/2015

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