Meet Aaron Bell
Aaron Bell, an Amelia Island resident since 2009, is a former President and Chief Executive Officer of Science First, a manufacturing concern in Yulee, founded in 1960 by his grandfather and moved from Buffalo to the Yulee location at Bell’s behest. Now retired due to sale of the business to outside investors, he is running for County Commissioner, District 2, which he intends to make his full-time priority.
Employed in the multimillion dollar family business since 2000, Bell has a long history handling multimillion dollar payrolls and working as Chief Financial Officer and Acquisition Manager. He was responsible for making several acquisitions that brought the family business to the next level (growing it from twenty to eighty employees) and diversified its product offerings, helping to keep it thriving during challenging financial times.
Bell has an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Science degree from Salem International University in Salem WV. He was chairman of the Nassau County Economic Development Board from 2011-2012 and has been on the executive committee from 2011 to present. He was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council from 2013 to 2014, was on the Board of the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce from 2010-2016 and is on the Board of the Amelia Island Montessori School from 2016 to the present, serving as Chairman since 2017.
As the father of a young family (he has a son, Matthew, 9, attending Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, and a daughter, Audrey, 3, in the Montessori program) he is committed to helping Nassau County manage the rampant development in the county while retaining the charms of its rural West Side and historical downtown.
He lives on First Coast Highway with his wife Sarah, a former Yulee High School chemistry teacher, lawyer and active community volunteer. He states that he believes in planning for growth and making sure it pays for itself, fiscal responsibility, a comprehensive approach to emergency services, and being accessible and customer service oriented.
Planning For Future Growth
Making sure that the costs of that growth are not borne by current taxpayers.
A Comprehensive Approach to Emergency Services.
We must ensure that we have the appropriate resources to perform the number one job of government – protecting the citizenry.
Being Accessible and Customer Service Oriented.
A County Commissioner must be plugged into their constituents to ensure that concerns are heard and promptly addressed.