During these unprecedented times, your Volusia County Council is working tirelessly to address the challenges we’re facing as a community and position Volusia County to not only recover, but come back stronger and more resilient than ever. As a Council, we’re enacting policies to protect the public and ensure that critical services continue with little or no interruption. We’re partnering with healthcare professionals and first responders as well as governmental agencies and human service organizations to ensure an effective, integrated and coordinated community response. And we’re working in conjunction with numerous agencies and organizations to make financial assistance available to citizens, families and businesses that have been negatively impacted. The county continues to closely monitor all new developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak and analyze all of the latest data and projections on a daily basis to determine when policy decisions need to be adjusted consistent with this fluid and rapidly-changing emergency event. This is a difficult time for all of us. It will take all of us working together, following the CDC guidelines and local, state and national directives in order to win this battle. We look forward to a return to normal life for our residents, our visitors and our business community just as soon as possible. We’re all in this together, and together, the battle will be won and we will come out of this as a better community.
Under Volusia County’s Council/Manager form of government, voters elect a County Council that consists of seven members who serve four-year terms. Five are elected by district; the county chair and the at-large representative are elected countywide.
The County Council makes broad policy decisions much like the board of directors of a major corporation. It also reviews and approves the annual budget and passes ordinances as necessary. The County Council appoints a county manager who is the county’s chief executive officer and oversees the county’s day-to-day operations.
The Volusia County Chair serves as the official and ceremonial representative of the government; issues proclamations on behalf of the government; presides as chair in County Council meetings and has an equal vote on all questions coming before it...