Holly L. Davis

County Commission District 5                            

Commissioner Holly L. Davis started her term with the Board of County Commission on November 17, 2020.
•     Bachelor of Science, Advertising, University of Texas at Austin
•     Multiple national awards in advertising copywriting, creative direction    and strategy
•     Owner, Horsefly Group ad agency (strategist and creative director)
•     Resident of Citrus County for 14 years, as both youth and adult, including
living in different districts (1, 3, and now 5)
•     Commercial pilot with instrument rating; single engine land, seaplane,
and glider (FAA)
•     SCUBA Rescue Diver certified (PADI)
•     Master Instructor in Horsemanship and Riding (CHA)

After an early childhood on various US Navy postings, Holly lived on the Crystal River until graduating CRHS in 1985. She returned to live in Pine Ridge in 2007 to help her mother through the last years of dementia, and then came home again for good at the first of 2018, this time to Citrus Hills. Having lived in quite a few places across the United States, when she says, “Citrus County is the best place to call home!” she really means it.
A primary goal of Holly’s is to promote a wider variety of higher-paying careers in Citrus County, in both offices and the trades. As an avid scuba diver and outdoors enthusiast, continuing to restore and protect our beautiful nature coast is also of paramount importance. These two goals – economic growth and protecting our natural resources – do not have to be at cross-purposes, says Holly. The answer is managing that growth strategically, and specifically in a way that promotes our natural beauty and small- town charm, in part through actively promoting and supporting locally owned small businesses.
Holly's late father served for 33 years as a United States Navy Fighter Pilot, then served Citrus County for 45 years, growing Crystal River Airport from a small grass strip to a local gem and valuable County asset.   The Airport was renamed Crystal River Airport Capt. Tom Davis Field in 2013 to honor Tom's contribution to Citrus County.

Expiration of Current Term of Office:
November 2024, (4 Year Term)

Holly L. Davis Currently Serves As:
Chair, Tourist Development Council
Chair, Citrus County Community Charitable Foundation 
Chair, Medical Examiner Board (six counties) 
Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization | Hernando County, FL 2nd Alternate
Member: Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors
Member: NACo Community, Economic, & Workforce Development
Member: FAC Community & Urban affairs Committee
FAC Small County Coalition Board of Directors- Alternate
Community & Urban Affairs – Florida Association of Counties (fl-counties.com)
Water & Environmental Sustainability – Florida Association of Counties (fl-counties.com)
*FAC is Florida Association of Counties, NACo is the National Association of Counties