TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 26, 2023) – The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), one of the largest and most successful law enforcement associations in the nation, is pleased to announce its leadership for the 2023-2024 year.
The newly-elected FSA President, Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper, will work with the staff and board of directors to guide the efforts and direction of FSA and its 67 Sheriffs.
Sheriff Bill Leeper is a life-long resident of Nassau County and has devoted his life to public service. He began his career in law enforcement with the Florida Highway Patrol, where he served 35 years before retiring as a Captain. He is also a former City Commissioner and two-term Mayor of Fernandina Beach. In 2012, he was elected Sheriff of Nassau County, was re-elected in 2016 and 2020, and is now wrapping his third term in office.
“I am proud to lead Nassau County as Sheriff, and I am committed to working with the entire board of the Florida Sheriffs Association to lead the greatest law enforcement association in the nation,” Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper says. “The impact of this commitment is tenfold when we join forces with the devoted sheriffs’ offices spanning the state of Florida.”
Sheriff Leeper’s deep-rooted love for his community is demonstrated through his unwavering commitment to protect and serve the citizens of Nassau County. Sheriff Leeper’s leadership will now be extended throughout the state of Florida and the nation as FSA President. His commitment to FSA is evident through his position as Vice President under Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis this past year, as well as serving in several other leadership positions within the association.
“I am deeply grateful for the trust and confidence placed in me as the newly elected President of the Florida Sheriffs Association,” Sheriff Leeper said. “It is an honor to serve and work alongside Florida’s dedicated sheriffs to enhance public safety and strengthen our communities.”
Other FSA board appointments are:
- Vice President: Sheriff Bill Prummell, Charlotte County
- Secretary: Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Seminole County
- Treasurer: Sheriff Billy Woods, Marion County
- Immediate Past President: Sheriff Al Nienhuis, Hernando County
- Chair: Sheriff Rick Staly, Flagler County
- Vice-Chair: Sheriff Mike Prendergast, Citrus County
“Integrity, fairness, and a robust sense of accountability are the driving forces behind the Florida Sheriffs Association, shaping our every action and decision,” said FSA Executive Director Steve Casey. “Every member of our leadership team embodies these values and stand unified in purpose and voice to protect Florida’s citizens and visitors.”
“I am proud to represent Charlotte County and our incredible community as Vice President. It is my honor to continue to serve on this board, in collaboration with so many others who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of their respective communities all over the state of Florida.”Sheriff Bill Prummell