The third episode of “Boating with Brandon,” the inspirational 10-part video series hosted by Osceola County Commissioner, Brandon Arrington, is now streaming, delivering another immersive adventure of exploring and featuring Osceola County’s beautiful waterways. The episode is available on Positively Osceola’s social channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, and Youtube. The episode will also be available on Positively Osceola’s audio podcast.

“Boating with Brandon,” not only highlights the rich biodiversity of Osceola County but also profiles the influential change-makers who are shaping its future. In this episode, viewers will experience the thrilling beauty of the Chain of Lakes on the eastern side of Osceola County near St. Cloud, guided by Commissioner Brandon Arrington.

Joining Commissioner Brandon Arrington is Osceola County Commissioner for District 5, Ricky Booth, who delves into the rich history and natural beauty of the county’s scenic waterways, including Trout Lake, Lake Lizzie, Buck Lake, and East Lake Tohopekaliga. The commissioners highlight the comprehensive flood management strategies implemented last year to protect the community from severe rains that threatened homes and properties. Their discussion also emphasizes the historical significance and ecological value of these waterways, showcasing Osceola County’s commitment to preserving its natural heritage.

The Inspiration Behind “Boating With Brandon”

Brandon Arrington, Osceola County District 3 Commissioner, spearheaded the “Boating with Brandon” initiative, to showcase the stunning waterways and diverse ecosystems of Osceola County—one of Florida’s most rapidly expanding regions. This enlightening 10-part series, produced in collaboration with Positively Osceola, navigates through the county’s natural landscapes, highlighting not only its environmental beauty but also the efforts of pivotal community leaders who are steering positively impactful change. The series aims to illuminate the rich biodiversity and ongoing preservation efforts within this vibrant community.

Boating with Brandon
Boating with Brandon
Boating with Brandon
Boating with Brandon
Boating with Brandon
Boating with Brandon

About Commissioner Arrington

Brandon Arrington was elected to the Osceola County Commission in 2008 to represent District 3. He serves on the Orlando Economic Partnership Board of Directors, the MetroPlan Orlando Board, and is the Chairman of the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) Governing Board.

Throughout his career, Brandon has held various leadership positions, including Chairman of the Board in 2011, 2015, 2017, 2021, and 2022. His regional leadership roles include Chairman of MetroPlan Orlando, Vice Chairman of Lynx, Chairman of the SunRail Board, Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, and Chairman of Workforce Central Florida, among others.

In addition to his public service, Brandon is the Executive Director of Osceola Arts, where he champions the arts and works to provide cultural outlets to the diverse community. As a proud native of Kissimmee and a graduate of Osceola High School, he met his wife, Kristen, during his school years. Brandon is also an alumnus of Auburn University, where he proudly supports his alma mater with a spirited “War Eagle!”

Outside of his professional commitments, Brandon is an animal lover with a dog named Brody and enjoys spending time outdoors. He appreciates the community’s many amenities, from lakes and pristine parks to beautifully manicured golf courses.

About Commissioner Booth

Ricky Booth, a 5th generation resident of Osceola County, proudly continues his family’s pioneering cattle ranching legacy. His distinguished career in beef cattle production has earned him the titles of Osceola County Cattlemen’s Leader and Rancher of the Year twice. Ricky has also contributed his expertise as a cattle research advisor for the USDA and the University of Florida.

Ricky graduated with Honors from the University of Florida in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He and his wife Erika, who is also a St. Cloud High School and University of Florida graduate, have three children: Nellie, Natalie, and Thomas.

A dedicated member of the First Christian Church of Kissimmee, Ricky actively participates in the Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show and Fair organization. His leadership roles extend to serving on the Board of Directors for the Osceola County Cattlemen’s Association, Osceola County Farm Bureau, and the Silver Spurs Rodeo Club. Additionally, he represented District 5 on the Osceola County School Board from 2014 to 2020.