Orange County Government, Florida

Rod A. Love

District 2 Commissioner

Rod A. Love was appointed to the Board of County Commissioners in April 2018.

Public Service and Affiliations

  • Served as a Probation Officer with the Florida Department of Corrections, 1990-1991
  • Worked in the executive management level of the Assistant Director of the Metropolitan Orlando Urban League, 1991-1993
  • Worked as a District Administrator of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice of Central Florida, 1998-1999
  • Was appointed to the statewide position of Assistant Secretary of Prevention and Intervention Services of the State Department of Juvenile Justice in Tallahassee, 2000-2005
  • Was appointed and served as the Deputy Secretary of the State Department of Juvenile Justice, 2008-2011
  • Founded Community Synergy Group (CSG), Florida Economic Consortium on Violence & Crime, and “Let’s Talk Nation. LLC”
  • Radio Talk Show Host ~ “Let’s Talk About It” ~ WOKB 1680 AM & WNTF 1600 AM, 2017-2018

Recognitions and Honors

  • Marvin C. Zanders – Apopka Community ~ Humanitarian of the Year, 2018
  • Home Builders Institute (HBI) National Board Trustee, 2011 to 2018
  • Chairman of Apopka Community Task Force on Violence, 2016 to Present
  • Board member of Workforce Florida, 2008-2011
  • Honorary Deputy of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 1997-Present
  • Honorary Deputy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 2010-2015
  • Board member of the Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, 2008-2011
  • Orange County Board of Zoning Adjustment Commissioner, 2006-2008
  • Florida Commission on Responsible Fatherhood (Commissioner), 2000-2004
  • Communities in Schools Board Member, 2000-2004
  • National Organization of Blacks in Law Enforcement (NOBLE), 1999-2001
  • Member of 100 Black Men of Central Florida, 1999-2002
  • Board Member of Orange County Coalition for a Drug Free Community, 1999-2000
  • Member of the Metropolitan Orlando Urban League Guild, 1995-1999
  • Member of the Orange County Juvenile Justice Council, 1994-1999
  • Initiated and testified before the State of Florida Legislative Criminal Justice Senate Committee for the enactment of the Juvenile Justice Reform Bill legislation for the “Invest in Children” State of Florida license plate, 1994
  • Appointed by the Mayor of Orlando to serve as board member to the City of Orlando’s Community and Youth Services Board, 1993-1996
  • Past member of the Apopka Police Department Citizens Interview Board, 1991-1993
  • Past member of the Apopka Police Department Citizens Complaint Board, 1991-1993
  • Past member of Orange County Sheriff’s Department Citizens Advisory Board, 1991-1992
  • Past member of Apopka Coalition to Improve Our Neighborhood (ACTION), 1991-1993


  • President/CEO of Community Synergy Group, Inc.


  • City of Orlando Citizen Police Academy ~ completed (1993) Class VII
  • Youngstown State University Graduate Criminal Justice 1989
  • American Senior High School 1984


  • Married to wife Quandra
  • Two daughters, Re’Anna and Raegan

Contact Us

Commissioner Rod A. Love
201 S. Rosalind Ave., 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 836-7350
Fax: (407) 836-5976

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