Melissa Blazier was appointed as Collier County Supervisor of Elections by Governor DeSantis in May 2023. She has worked for the Supervisor of Elections office since 2006 most recently serving as Chief Deputy Supervisor of Elections under Jennifer J. Edwards.
Blazier holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Hodges University. She received her designation as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) from the National Association of Election Officials (Election Center) and is a Master Florida Certified Elections Professional (MFCEP) through the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE).
She is a graduate of the Associate Leadership Collier program spring class of 2010, Leadership Collier class of 2014 and Leadership Marco class of 2019. Melissa was named one of Gulf Shore Business’s Top Forty under 40 in 2014, Distinguished Fundraising Volunteer via the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2018, the Leadership Collier Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year in 2020, and was most recently named Kiwanian of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Naples in 2022.
Blazier is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 135, Collier 100 Club, Election Center, iGO, Kiwanis Club of Naples, Leadership Collier Alumni Association, League of Women Voters, Men’s Republican Club of Collier County, Naples Republican Club, Republican Club of South Collier County, Republican Women of Southwest Florida Federated, and the Women’s Republican Club. She currently serves on the FSE Board of Directors, FSE DHSMV Workgroup, VR Systems Steering Committee, Leadership Collier Foundation Advisory Council and is Treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Naples.
Melissa grew up in Naples and graduated from Naples High School. She has been married to her husband Devon for 24 years and they have a son, Dylan, together and reside in Logan Woods with their rescue Boxer, Duke.
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