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Marianne Arbulu, Ed.D

Dr. Arbulu is a retired educator, a current FEMA Floodplain Administration reservist, and a current member of the Leon County Code Enforcement Board. She is a former elected official having served on the Jefferson County School Board and more recently, Superintendent of Schools in Jefferson County where she managed the charterization of the district schools.  Prior to her election to office, she worked for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity where she was responsible for statewide small business programs, and for the Florida Division of Emergency Management where she oversaw hazard mitigation grants and floodplain administration.

Prior to her public service career, Dr. Arbulu was a financial services industry executive for over twenty years where she developed and implemented organizational performance improvement interventions for different companies. After corporate life, she, along with her spouse, owned and managed a mortgage banking company with locations in Margate and Tallahassee, Florida.

She earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy, and a Master of Public Administration, both from Florida State University. Dr. Arbulu moved to Tallahassee from Monticello and joined the League to advocate on issues related to K-12 education with focus on transparency and accountability, and ethical government with emphasis on campaign finance reform. She enjoys supporting the board and collaborating with members on various committees.

Her motto -

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

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