BREAKING NEWS: Palmer Wilson removed from NSB-based SE Volusia ad authority for 2nd time led County Council member Deb Denys

Palmer Wilson / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer photo / Palmer Wilson, shown here (far left) at the Aug. 8 meeting of the Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority in his then-role of chairman  was fired later that day by the County Council only to be re-instated two weeks later in a unanimous vote. But today, he was fired yet again in a 4-3 vote.

DELAND -- County Council member Deb Denys spearheaded the removal of Palmer Wilson from the New Smyrna Beach-based Southeast Volusia Advertising -- the second time he has been removed from the tourism authority since August.

Denys of New Smyrna Beach was supported by colleagues Pat Northey of Deltona, Pat Patterson of DeLand and Doug Daniels of Ormond Beach. Opposed were at-large Council member Joyce Cusack of DeLand, Joshua Wagner of Daytona Beach and County Chair Jason Davis of Edgewater.

Denys reiterated her initial claim from the Sept. 27 council meeting claim that Wilson was a divisive force on the SVAA., which drew the ire of Cusack as he was her appointment and she described him as honorable and above board. 

Headline Surfer will have a full story later this evening.

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