Brian Welch was elected to the Leon County Commission in November of 2020 to represent the residents of Northeast Leon County in District 4. Brian’s priorities are to protect the quality of life and property values of our NE neighborhoods. To provide adequate recreational and transportation infrastructure to the growing NE community, while also protecting our environment and keeping our communities safe.
Brian is a member of Leadership Tallahassee, Class 36 as well as serving on the board of the Foundation for Leon County Schools and the Centerville Conservation Community homeowners association from 2017-2020. He was proudly inducted into the Tallahassee Community College Hall of Fame in 2022.
Brian has lived in NE Tallahassee since 1997 and has been a Social Studies teacher at Chiles High School since 2007. A diehard Timberwolf, Brian has served in many roles during his tenure at Chiles, including as the “Voice of the Timberwolves” football team, Key Club sponsor, Youth Leadership Tallahassee coordinator, Business Advisory Council coordinator and Vice President and Founding member of the Chiles High School Foundation. At Chiles, Brian has had the opportunity to lead many community service endeavors, including the March of Dimes men-in-labor program, the annual Wolf Dash 5k and numerous canned food drives benefitting Second Harvest.
Brian has had the pleasure of travelling the world with his students, leading six international educational tours, including trips to France, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia and New Zealand, among others.
Brian received an Associate’s degree from Tallahassee Community College in 1999. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Florida State University in 2001, followed by a Master’s degree in the renowned Applied American Politics and Policy (MAPP) program at FSU in 2003. Brian subsequently received an additional Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida in 2016.
Brian is supported by his wonderful wife Kim, who he met while working at the Killearn Country Club in 1998. Brian and Kim were married on the old North course tee box in 2003. They have three beautiful children, Chloe, Cameron and Carter, who all attend the amazing public schools in the NE.