Term 1 – 2008-2011
Term 2 - 2011-2014
Thomas Hawkins is a lifelong resident of Gainesville and is a graduate of Eastside High School. Gainesville residents elected Hawkins Commissioner At-Large for a three year term which began May 22, 2008.
Commissioner Hawkins is Chair of the City Commission’s Community Development Committee. Hawkins is also a member of the Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Public Works Committee, Equal Opportunity Committee, UF-Community Steering Committee on Responsible Alcohol Use, Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency, the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, the Clearinghouse Committee of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, the Gainesville/Alachua County Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization, and the Florida Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council.
Commissioner Hawkins holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a juris doctorate from the Emory University School of Law, and a Master of Science in Real Estate from the Warrington College of Business. Hawkins lives in the Pleasant Street Neighborhood and is a member of the Florida Bar.