Volusia County Moving Forward: Council unanimous in offering manager's job to George Recktenwald

Video for Headline Surfer / Volusia County Chair leads the State of the County Address from the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, an event that drew 600. The photo image above is of George Reckenwald, the interim county manager for the past six months who is interested in the job on a permanent basis and the council is interested in seeing that happen.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Fresh off his State of the County Address and the welcoming of a new airliner, Volusia County Chair sees the hiring of interim George Recktenwald as the next county manager as critical to the county government moving forward.

"While that decision will hopefully be made February 5th, it is essential," Kelley told Headline Surfer on this Thursday morning. "Taking that step allows the Council to focus on all of the issues we need to address this year."

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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 since 2008. 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 close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.