District 5 Commissioner: Mike Thomas
Mike Thomas represents Bay County Board of County Commissioners, District 5.
Commissioner Thomas is a lifelong resident of Bay County. First elected as a Bay County Commissioner in November 2004, Commissioner Thomas has also served as a member of the Bay County Planning Commission. He has also previously served from 1996 to 2000 as the Ward 4 Panama City Beach City Councilman and as a member of the Panama City Beach Civil Service Board. Commissioner Thomas graduated from Bay High School in 1966 before attending Gulf Coast Community College and Jones Business College. He owns two businesses, Mike's Diner and Thomas Donut & Snack Shop, on Panama City Beach.
Commissioner Thomas is married to wife Carmella and they have three sons: Ryan and his wife Kara and their three children, Zack, Reese and Kyle; Michael and his wife Jamie and their daughter Geordan; and Brandon.