2019 Friends of Tri-County Announced
Bill was born in Indy and met his Colorado wife, Pam, at CRU’s California HQ after they graduated from college in 1976. Bill majored in Finance & Marketing at Indiana University, and Pam graduated with a PE Major / Dance & Fine Arts Minor from the University of Northern Colorado. They have 12 children, 22 grandchildren, and love the dynamics of a large family! They are celebrating their 41st year of marriage.
Bill is serving or has served on many civic, educational and business boards as well as consistently within his local church. He is the Mayor of Lakeland, Florida.
Pam has served on the YMCA Board and United Way’s Success by Six Task Force and is a passionate Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board Member. She has led many women’s Bible studies in their home. At one time or another, Pam homeschooled all her children. Their kids’ college selections have included: 1 Boilermaker (Purdue), 6 Gators, and 3 Southeastern University Fire students. Pam also began a Teen Conference called Culture Rock.
Vocationally, Bill was involved in automotive parts, truck parts & services, and consumer electronic products businesses in the Midwest. After moving to Florida from Indianapolis in 1996, he became President & co-owner of Lakeland Automall. Following the dealership’s sale in 2014, Bill became a partner in a new company, Greenovative Homes, which marketed & installed energy-efficient Greenstar Panels. Following that venture, he has served as a consultant with Claridge Associates.
The Mutz’s are no strangers to adversity. Their second son, Jonathan, drowned at seven months of age, their 12th child, Emma, has Downs Syndrome, and two of their grandchildren died shortly after birth. Despite moving through difficult life events, Bill & Pam are certain of two truths: God uses ALL things together for good to accomplish His purposes! And, there is NO WASTE in God’s Economy!