Patricia “Patti’ Kincer has lived in Pinellas Park for almost 40 years. She moved here from Texas as a teenager and graduated from Pinellas Park High School where she was a member of the Key Club – her first venture into civic engagement. Patti is passionate about serving the most vulnerable in her community and has done so for many years.
After graduating high school she became a certified American Sign Language interpreter and worked with a variety of organizations that served those with physical and mental disabilities including Freedom Village, the Deaf Service Center, the St. Petersburg Housing Authority, and the Pinellas County Area Agency on Aging. Her efforts always focused on making sure those with physical and mental disabilities had equal access in the community, including employment opportunities.
Patti served as a police officer with the Pinellas Park Police Department (PPPD) for ten years before being forced to retire due to a hand injury. During her time with the department, she was instrumental in establishing PPPD’s first mounted patrol unit. She also was part of the Homeless Outreach Team that sought to connect the chronic homeless with services and housing. She received the NAMI Iris award for her role in successfully assisting mental health situations to a positive closure. She was recognized as “Officer of the Month” three times for her work on major cases and nominated twice for “Officer of the Year.” She received two awards for saving lives.
Horses have been her lifelong passion and Patti has been a driving force in the equestrian community for decades. She spent 10 years as a member of the city’s Equestrian Board and has always sought to partner with the city on promoting our equestrian facilities and maximizing the use of our green spaces. She is an advocate for equestrian and agriculture-related programming including youth programs like 4-H and Future Farmers of America.
Patti and Bill have a blended family with two daughters Amber and Stevie. They along with her father Del Johnson own Amber Glen Feed Depot and Amber Glen Equestrian Center in Pinellas Park. The entire family works the family businesses and value the Pinellas Park Community. In her free time Patti enjoys fishing, competing in equine events and avid photographer.
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