Palatka City Commissioner Justin Campbell was first elected in November, 2014 and was recently re-elected in November, 2018 to serve a four (4) year term as Palatka City Commissioner, Group 2 beginning January 7, 2019.
Justin Campbell graduated from Florida State University, where he obtained a dual degree in Criminal Justice and International Affairs. At present, he is currently seeking to obtain a Masters in Educational Leadership.
Growing up in the small town of Palatka, Florida, Commissioner Campbell has always recognized the importance of a hard work ethic, helping others, giving back to the community, and most importantly being a positive presence in the lives of our youth. He realized that, had he not had positive influences in his life at an early age, the road traveled may have been much different. He is an individual that believes that there are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. He has chosen the latter and is dedicated to making a difference in his community.
Commissioner Campbell is the CEO of Campbell Consulting Group and Founder of Each One Teach One Mentorship Program, which is a signature program that was started to facilitate the important goal of positively impacting the lives of at-risk youth.
Additionally, Commissioner Campbell previously sat on the Trayvon Martin Foundation Board, Tallahassee Community College Alumni Board of Director and Florida State University Black Alumni Associations Board of Directors as Liaison to the Black Student Union. Currently Commissioner Campbell serves as Guest-lecturer and motivational speaker at various colleges, universities, churches, and community events.
Justin currently holds the position of District Coordinator for 21st Century After School Program with the Putnam County School District and is a staff associate with Karl N. Flagg Serenity Chapel. Justin presently serves on the following Boards of Directors: Palatka Police Athletic League, City of Palatka Fire Pension, Communities & Schools, Palatka Blue Crab Festival, Northeast Florida Community Action, and City of Palatka Community Redevelopment Agency.
Commissioner Campbell lives by the quote "Without faith nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. Faith in God is the greatest power, but great to is faith in oneself.