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Bill Leeper ’04
Columbia College-NAS Jacksonville
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Bill Leeper ’04 is sheriff of Nassau County, Florida. He served the Florida Highway Patrol for 35 years, retiring as captain and the public affairs officer/media spokesperson for northeast Florida. He was elected to sheriff of Nassau County in 2012. He graduated from Columbia College-NAS Jacksonville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies, and he received the CCAA Professional Achievement Award in 2010. Bill received the CCAA Professional Achievement Award in 2010, served as president of the CCAA from 2013-2015 and was an inaugural member of the college’s Cornerstone Club. He is an active member of his community, serves on various boards for nonprofit organizations and is a former city commissioner and two-term mayor of Fernandina Beach, Florida. He resides in Fernandina Beach, Florida, with his wife, Emma. They have two grown children, Jordan and Chelsea.


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