Donnie True has served as the part-time Building Official for the City of Lake Alfred for 10 years after a stint as a full-time Official. Now that does not mean he works part-time. He is also the Building Official for the Cities of Eagle Lake, Mulberry, and Bartow. Donnie has been in the construction industry for over 40 years. Previously working full time for the cities Fort Meade (6 years) and Bartow (17 years). Donnie currently holds licenses as a Standard Inspector, Standard Plans Examination, Building Code Administrator, Certified Residential Contractor, and a Certified General Contractor. Donnie is a member of the Florida Building Officials Association and has served on the Municipal Board of Examiners. Donnie also served on the committee that combined the three model codes used across the nation to create the current International Code Council. This is the Code recognized by the State of Florida and other states. Donnie is very well liked by those in the industry unless they are cutting corners. Contractors often tell me they enjoy working in the City Lake Alfred due to our friendly and speedy service.
More importantly Donnie loves his wife Teresa, granddaughter Lilly, the rest of his family along with participating in his church. He is currently overseeing the Building Committee regarding the church remodel.
Donnie is truly an asset to the City. Although he only works Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, he is always available to staff whenever we have questions.
Donnie stated that he appreciates the City’s recognition. He enjoys working with all his other cities, but he likes Lake Alfred best. It’s a pleasure to work with staff and Ryan is one of the best City Managers he has ever worked for. It’s a pleasure to work for the Commission, he enjoys it and is not planning on going anywhere and he thanked the Commission.
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