Carl Donahoo

Carl Donahoo portrait

Vision for Niceville

To be a conduit with residents by engaging in dialogue, listening, and joint problem solving. Enhancing a vibrant, diverse economy that provides an environment of appreciation and inclusiveness, with a mix of affordable housing for residents of all income levels.  Working to keep our community on the cutting edge in educational endeavors for our youth, as they are the future. Assist in monitoring our infrastructure to keep stride with an ever-growing community.

Council Group 4
First Elected: August 4, 2020
Last Election: July 2021
Next Election: March 2025
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In my humble beginnings, I worked for Ford Motor Company for six years, before serving 24 years in the U.S. Air Force. While in service, I worked in several diverse positions such as: an aircraft electrician, training manager for the Defense Language Institute, where I counseled international students from all over the world, to Maintenance Operations Superintendent for the 46th Test Wing. After settling in Okaloosa County, I have been a member of Niceville High School All School Booster Club for over 20 years— Football Program Committee, and Vice-Chairman Niceville Planning Commission – 2016 – 2020.


My wife and Queen, Jocelyn, and I have been married since 1980. We have four sons, 11 grandchildren, and we are truly blessed.