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                        Montford

Personal & Career

Legislative Service

  • Elected to the Senate in 2010, reelected subsequently
    • Minority (Democratic) Policy Chair, 2012-2014
    • Minority (Democratic) Whip, 2010-2012

Other Public Service

  • Workforce Florida, Inc., Board of Directors, 2013
  • American Association of School Administrators, State Executive Association
  • Challenger Learning Center, Board of Directors
  • Commissioner of Education's Community Involvement Council
  • Downtown Community Redevelopment Area, Oversight Committee
  • Florida Education Investment Trust, Board of Trustees
  • Florida Education Purchasing Consortium, Board of Trustees
  • Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida's Graduates, Board of Directors
  • Florida School Labor Relations Service Board
  • Florida Society of Association Executives
  • Florida TaxWatch Center for Educational Performance and Accountability
  • Governor's Council on Physical Fitness
  • Healthy Florida Foundation
  • Judicial Management Council
  • Leon County Community Board
  • Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
  • Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science, Board of Directors
  • Missing Children Information Clearinghouse, Advisory Board
  • National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices Policy Academic Team
  • Select Committee on Justice Teaching
  • Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Tallahassee Sports Council
  • Urban Superintendents Association of America

Honors and Awards

  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Presidential Honor Roll, 2016
  • Florida School Boards Association, Legislator of the Year, 2016
  • Florida State University, True Seminole Award, 2016
  • Junior Achievement, Champion Award, 2016
  • The Florida League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2015
  • Florida Association of School Administrators, Legislative Award, 2015
  • Florida Forestry Association, Legislator of the Year, 2015
  • Delta Kappa Gamma, MU State Legislative Friend of Education, 2015
  • Volunteer Florida, Champion of Service Award, 2015
  • Alzheimer's Project, Heartfelt Appreciation Award, 2015
  • FAMU, Legislative Champion Award, 2015
  • Florida Association of Counties, Exemplary Public Service Award, 2015
  • Florida Farm Bureau, Champion for Agriculture, 2015
  • Florida Association of School Administrators, Legislative Award, 2015
  • ICUF All-Star, 2014
  • Florida Library Association Award, 2014
  • Florida Farm Bureau, Legislator of the Year, 2014
  • Florida School Boards Association, Legislator of the Year, 2014
  • Associated Industries of Florida, Champion for Business Award, 2014
  • Tallahassee Urban League, Legend Awardee, 2014
  • Florida Retired Educators Association, Larry Carmichael Legislative Appreciation Award, 2014
  • Florida Farm Bureau, Champion for Agriculture, 2014
  • Florida Highway Patrol, Certificate of Appreciation, 2014
  • Florida School Board Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2013
  • Small County Coalition, Leadership Award, 2013
  • Florida Association of Counties, County Champion Award, 2013
  • VSA Florida's CEES, Legislator of the Year, 2013
  • Florida Animal Control Association, Animal Ally Award, 2013
  • Board of County Commissioners, Certificate of Appreciation, 2013
  • Small School District Council Consortium, Legislative Leadership, 2013
  • Florida Association of District Instructional Materials Administrators, Award for Outstanding Leadership, 2013
  • Miccosukee Youth Education Foundation, Certificate of Appreciation, 2013
  • Florida Farm Bureau, Champion for Agriculture, 2013
  • Florida Association of School Administrators, Education Recognition Award, 2013
  • FBMC Stockholders Keynote Speaker's Award, 2013
  • Florida Virtual School, Legislator of the Year, 2013
  • YMCA, Servant Leadership Award, 2012, 2013
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Friend of Free Enterprise, 2012
  • Florida School Boards Association, Legislator of the Year, 2012
  • Florida State University Student Government Assocation Recognition Award, 2012
  • Florida Library Association, Outstanding Support Award, 2012
  • Florida Physical Therapy Association, President Service Award, 2012
  • Suwannee River Area Boy Scouts of America, Distinguished Citizen Award, 2012
  • Jefferson County Legislative Committee Honoree, 2012
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Advocate, 2012
  • Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, Outstanding Partner Award, 2011, 2012
  • A1A Florida, Legislator of the Year Award, 2011
  • Florida Association of School Administrators, Legislator of the Year, 2011
  • Children's Home Society of Florida, Legislator Appreciation Award, 2011
  • Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section, Champion of Judicial Independence Award, 2011
  • Florida Library Association, Outstanding Support Award, 2011
  • Gadsden County Cattlemen's Association, Recognition as an Honorary Member of the Association, 2011
  • Florida Independent Pharmacy Network, Recognition of Outstanding Support, 2011
  • Leon County School Board named "William J. Montford, III Middle School", 2008
  • Air Force Association, Presidents Citation, 2007
  • John G. Riley Museum, Heritage Award, 2007
  • Mayor of Tallahassee proclaimed July 5, 2006 as "Superintendent Bill Montford Day"
  • Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend, Budd Bell Award, 2006
  • Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce-Leadership Tallahassee, Distinguished Leadership Award "Leader of the Year", 2006
  • Florida State University-College of Education Scholarship Endowment, 2006
  • Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Florida Superintendent of the Year, 2002
  • Apalachee Center Community Hero
  • Bethel AME Church, Richard Allen Leadership Award
  • Florida State University Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the College of Education, Excellence in Educational Leadership Award, 2007
  • Florida State University-College of Education, Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Lincoln High School, William J. Montford Principal's Award
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation, Educational Leadership Award
  • Small School District Consortium, Legislative Leadership
  • Costa Enterprise's Recognition

Affiliations

  • United Way Campaign, Chair, 2006
  • Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Association President, 2001-2002
  • Florida High School Athletics Association, Board of Directors, 1997-2002
  • Florida High School Athletics Association, President, 1998-1999
  • 100 Black Men of Tallahassee
  • American Red Cross, Capital Area Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Big Bend Job and Education Council
  • Big Bend Hospice, Board of Directors
  • Florida State University-College of Education Alumni Association, President
  • Leon County Schools Foundation
  • Property Casualty Reform Task Force
  • Tallahassee/Leon County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Board of Directors
  • Tallahassee Human Relations Council
  • Whole Child Leon Leadership Council

Biographical Information

Occupation: CEO, Florida Association of District School Superintendents
Spouse: Jane Gard Montford of Tallahassee, FL
Children: Bill Montford, Katherine Montford Peters
Grandchildren: Jake, Henry, Wyatt, Ellie Jane, Guy
Education:
  • Florida State University, M.S., 1971; B.S. 1969
  • Chipola Junior College, A.A., 1967
Born: August 22 in Marianna, Florida
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Recreation: Family activities, sports, reading
Consists of Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla counties

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