Local Business Owner, Executive and Working Mom Files to Run for Orlando City Commissioner District 4 in November 2023.
Katie is an executive with IFCO Systems and has 18 years of experience in the logistics and data analytics side of supply chain management. Katie is also the national coordinator for IFCO Cares, which organizes “community give back” volunteer opportunities for their employees. Katie and her husband Dr. Robert Koch have been married for 15 years, have two school-aged children, and are owners of Essential Mind and Body, a downtown Orlando chiropractic, health and wellness business.
“I’m running for District 4 City Commissioner because we have some real problems that are not being addressed, and it’s time moms with school aged children have representation on the Orlando City Council,” stated Koch.
Katie is a first-time candidate and active in her community. She serves on the board as Middle-School Chair for Blankner K-8 PTSA, is a member of League of Women Voters, and is a former board member of Delaney Park Little League. Her volunteer service has also included coaching tee-ball, softball and organizing events for Delaney Park Neighborhood Association. As believers in giving back to the community, Katie and her husband also support Adult Literacy League, Second Harvest, Orlando Come Out with Pride, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, Christ School, Central Florida VegFest and others.
“I am a working mom who believes in a neighborhood-focused, citizen-run government. That’s why I plan to champion term-limits and a rollback of pay-raises for commissioners. I will also prioritize spending on law enforcement, crime prevention, road and infrastructure repair, and make it easier for new business start-ups,” stated Koch.
Orlando Elections will be in November of this year. District 4 seat is currently held by Patty Sheehan.