New Era in Volusia County Governance

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer
 
DELAND, Fla. -- It's a new era in Volusia County governance with three newbies on the dais in the Frank T. Bruno County County Council Chambers: County Chair Ed Kelley, District 2 Councilwoman Billie Wheeler and District 4 Councilwoman Heather Post, who complement at-Large Councilwoman Joyce Cusack, District 3 Councilwoman Deb Denys, District 1 Councilman Pat Patterson and District 5 Councilman Fred Lowry.
 
For new County Chair Ed Kelley, who was elected Nov. 8 by a plurality of 75,000 votes over then-incumbent Jason Davis, this newly-configurated council with the former Ormonnd Beach mayor, Wheeler and Post now partnering up with Cusack, Denys, Psatterson and Lowry, along with County Manager Jim Dinneen, County Attorney Dan Eckert and other key administrators, today's swearing in ceremony represents the new era.
 
"They used to say Volusia County is at the end of the I-4 corridor." Kelley said. "Well, Volusia County is at the beginning of ther I-4 corridor, not the end of it."
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.