Frank Hibbard

Mayor - Seat 1

Mayor Frank Hibbard

Mayor Hibbard has lived in Clearwater since 1979 after moving from Chicago with his parents. Frank and his wife Teresa have lived in Harbor Oaks for 23 years in their 1925 vintage home. They have two grown children, three grandchildren, four dogs and three grand dogs. Frank and Teresa are long-time members of Calvary church in Clearwater.

Public service is an important component of the Hibbard house; Frank served on the Clearwater City Council for three terms 2002-2012, two as Mayor. The toughest of those years was during the “Great Recession,” which the city weathered better than most. Teresa is the Chief Development Officer for the Salvation Army.

Mayor Hibbard was awarded the Tampa Bay Partnerships Award for Regionalism twice and was the recipient of the Suncoast League of Cities' Insco award for Leadership. Frank is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas 1999 and Leadership Florida 2007.

While being out of office from 2012 to 2020, Frank served as Chairman of the Board of Ruth Eckerd Hall, Vice Chairman of Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Board member of the Homeless Empowerment Program, and as a school board member for Calvary Christian High School.

Frank has two undergraduate degrees in Finance and Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration. “I have always used the knowledge of my degrees in my business, and serving as Mayor was always where I put my education to broadest use.”

Hobbies include a love of golf, tennis and college football.