Councilman Skip Overdier

Current Term


Biographical Information

Skip Overdier lives on Gulf Shore Drive with his wife, Brenda, and two rescue animals, Rachel and Cosmo.  He has three grown daughters and eight grandchildren.  Skip moved to Destin in 2011 after travelling the world for more than 30 years in the Air Force.  He has been involved in several volunteer organizations since his arrival. His favorite hobby is riding motorcycles and he spends his spare time on the beach or in the gym.

Council Appointments to Local & Regional Committees

  • Northwest Florida Regional Transportation Planning Organization - Primary Appointee
  • Okaloosa County Economic Development Council Policy Board - Primary Appointee
  • Okaloosa County Public Transit Cooperative - Primary Appointee
  • Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization - Primary Appointee
  • West Florida Regional Planning Council - Primary Appointee
  • Tourist Development Council - Primary Appointee 

Community Involvement

  • Destin Area Chamber of Commerce - Chamber Ambassador, Military Affairs Committee and Board of Directors
  • Destin Rotary Club
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Church Lector and Eucharistic Minister
  • Crispy Warriors
  • Destin Community Garden Board Vice President
  • Main Street Alliance Vice President
  • Emerald Coast Parrotheads
  • Eglin Air Force Base Retiree Activities Office


  • American Legion Post 296 - Past Vice Commander and member of the Executive Committee
  • Knights of Columbus - Past Faithful Navigator, 2nd Year Trustee, Recorder
  • Hurlburt Field Chiefs Group - Past Vice President
  • National Association of Chamber Ambassadors - President
  • Destin Sands Home Owners Association - Vice President


  • Destin Area Chamber of Commerce Retired Military Person of the Year - 2015
  • Rookie Rotarian of the Year - 2015
  • Rotarian of the Year - 2017
  • Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year - 2017


  • BS, Business Administration: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; 1990
  • MS, Public Administration: Troy State University, Troy, Alabama; 1994