Commissioner Daniel Akin

CommissionerHonorable Daniel W. Akin, Tax Assessor-Commissioner


Term: August 2021 – August 2026

Daniel W. Akin was appointed City Commission as Tax Assessor Commissioner in 2010 after the passing of Commissioner Joseph Robert “Bob” Miller, Jr. He has served as the City representative on the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council and the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation. Daniel has been appointed Vice-Mayor by his fellow Commissioners since 2012 and currently serves on the Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board.

He is a lifelong resident of LaBelle, a LaBelle High School Graduate and holds a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma where he also played collegiate tennis on a tennis scholarship (NCAA, Division II). He married Nanlyn Cooper in 2004 and they have two children, Greyson and Drayton, whom they cherish. He is a member of First Baptist Church in LaBelle.

Daniel worked since his youth at Akin-Davis Funeral Homes, which was co-founded by his father, Cecil. He was a licensed funeral director-embalmer, co-owner and the company President.

Daniel now is a real estate agent with Southern Heritage Real Estate & Investments.