Commissioner Robert F. Stuart Biography

Commissioner Robert Stuart

Robert F. Stuart was elected to the Orlando City Council, representing District 3, in 2006, re-elected in 2010, 2014 and 2017.

Commissioner Stuart was born and raised in Orlando and has served the local community in many ways.  Prior to serving on the Council, he served as the co-chair of the Mayor’s Working Committee on Homelessness and on the task force for Orange County’s Council on Aging. He currently serves on the City’s Finance Committee.

Commissioner Stuart has built coalitions of concerned citizens from all over the Orlando community to address the issues surrounding homelessness, poverty, affordable housing, education, transportation, senior adults, and more.  He is also a past board member of Heart of Florida United Way’s (HFUW) Community Services Network/211, the Orange County Historical Society, the College Park Rotary Club, and the PTA/PTSA of Lake Silver Elementary, Lee Middle, and Edgewater High Schools. He was instrumental in the creation of the Edgewater Drive Vision Task Force, the renovation of Historic Dubsdread Golf Course, and countless public safety initiatives. He currently represents the City of Orlando as a member of the board of directors of both the Florida League of Cities and the Central Florida Fair.

Robert has served as the Executive Director of the Christian Service Center since 1995.  The Center is the result of a collaborative outreach of the downtown Orlando churches and first opened its doors on June 1, 1971. Since their inception, the Christian Service Center has provided the most vulnerable populations of Central Florida with various programs designed to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs, regardless of race, religion or gender.

Commissioner Stuart graduated from Princeton Elementary, Lee Middle, Edgewater High School and the University of Florida. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Ann, for 42 years.  They have two grown children, Maribeth and Robert, Jr., and five grandchildren. He is active at Church on the Drive, formerly College Park Baptist Church.   Commissioner Stuart has umpired baseball throughout Central Florida for 50 years, and has umpired in two Little League World Series Tournaments (1996, 2005).