LKinchen webLinda Kinchen

Vice Mayor (current term 2017-2019)

Contact Information:

(772) 539-1822

Former Council Member in 1984

I moved here from Cleveland, Ohio in July 1979. I have been a Sebastian resident for 37 years.

I have one daughter, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren

I studied business and psychology at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.

I worked as a Branch Manager of a national finance company and transferred to the Melbourne, Florida office after agreeing to take an assistant manager position.  After a few years I went to work at the Sebastian Sun newspaper as a reporter and office assistant.

I got an Emergency Medical Technician degree from Indian River State College while a  member of the Sebastian Volunteer Ambulance Squad prior to Indian River County taking it over , and a member of the Sebastian 4th of July Committee before the Lions Club took it over.

After moving to Sebastian I became a member of the Parks and Recreation Committee serving as chairman for a number of years.  I ran for City Council in 1984 filling a vacant one year term.  After my term was over I went to work for the City of Sebastian Public works Department in 1985 where I stayed until I retired in January 2016. 

My commitment is to the future of Sebastian and I hope to see it grow in the right direction and continue to serve the residents with a level of service that does not break down.

Sebastian is a great place to live and work and I hope we can keep it as beautiful and peaceful as it is now.