Meet Anthony

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Anthony Bonna was born in Mineola, New York and moved to Port St. Lucie with his family in December of 1990.

Growing up in our community, Anthony played little league at Whispering Pines and Lyngate parks, earned his Eagle Scout rank with Boy Scout Troop 445, and attended our local public schools, including Windmill Point Elementary, St. Lucie West Middle, and St. Lucie West Centennial High. A former “little brother” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Anthony strongly believes in the power of mentoring and attributes much of his success to his mentor Allen. As a student, Anthony earned many scholarships through the St. Lucie County Education Foundation, including the Young Floridian Award, helping make possible his dream of earning a finance degree from Georgetown University, which he achieved in 2009.

Anthony always knew he wanted to come back home after college and returned to our community in 2013. In 2018, Anthony was appointed by Florida’s governor to represent Port St. Lucie residents on the St. Lucie County Commission. As a county commissioner, Anthony chaired the Public Safety Coordinating Council and represented the county on many boards, including the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce, Career Source Research Coast, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, and Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments. He has also been a strong advocate for reducing taxes and bringing economic development to our community.

Professionally, Anthony is the owner of The Good Help Group, LLC, which provides marketing and consulting services. He is the national sales director for Global Ed, which provides credentialing and professional development services globally for districts, dioceses, schools, and educators. Finally, Anthony is a licensed Real Estate Agent.

Anthony enjoys giving back to those organizations which helped form him into the man he is today. Since 2015, he has been an active Rotarian and is a former secretary and public image chair. He serves as the Treasurer of the St. Lucie County Education Foundation, is a Board Member and former “Big Brother” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties, and is a 4th Degree Member and former Financial Secretary of the Knights of Columbus. He is a regular judge and awards presenter for the “Young Floridian” program, interviews prospective students for Georgetown University who are local to our area, and judges scholarships for the education foundation.

Anthony worships at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, the community where he received his sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. An active parishioner, Anthony teaches religious education (CCD) and serves on the Parish Council. He lives in the Tulip Park neighborhood with his wife Tara, their daughter Aubrey, and their two cats Kaos and Eli.

As a PSL Councilman, Anthony serves on the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, the St. Lucie County Homelessness Task Force, PSL Opioid Task Force, and the PSL Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. Anthony describes the greatest joy of public service as helping seniors, veterans, small businesses, and taxpayers cut through government red tape. He prides himself on accessibility and citizens are encouraged to reach out via phone, text, or email if he can be helpful in any way.