James H. Powell takes an active interest in the community we call home. James served as Mayor of the city of Winter Haven from 2011 to 2013, and as a city commissioner from 2007 to 2016. Numerous positions in community government, from the Winter Haven Housing Committee to Code Enforcement, complemented his position as a manager at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home and Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens. James and his wife Kim have one son, Traviss. They are members of First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven, support the Winter Haven High School Band and Youth Soccer Association and try their best to keep up with their dog, PJ. James loves to golf and travel, and is an aviation enthusiast.
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