Barbara Girtman is the District 1 representative on the Volusia County Council. Her district includes the incorporated areas of DeLand, Orange City, DeBary, Lake Helen and Pierson; and the unincorporated areas of Astor, DeLeon Springs, Emporia, Seville, Barberville and surrounding areas. She began a four-year term in January 2019.
Government and Community Experience
Census 2020, Volusia County Complete Count Committee Co-chair
West Volusia Hospital Authority, 2014-2018
West Volusia Realtors Legislative Committee, Chair, 2016-17
DeLand Economic Development Committee, 2014-17
Rotary Club of DeLand Board Member
Beacon Newspaper, Past Board Member
Fall Festival of the Arts Board Member
Minority Elected Officials of Volusia County Board Member
Greater Union Life Center Board Member
West Volusia NAACP Executive Committee
Leadership West Volusia, 2014
West Volusia Association of Realtors
DeLand Chamber of Commerce
West Volusia Chamber of Commerce
Village Improvement Association, Orange City Women’s Club
Krewe of Amalee
Krewe of Nouveau
Ms. Girtman received an associate degree from Suffolk Community College in 1984, a bachelor’s degree in business from SIU in 2006, and a master’s degree from St. Leo University in healthcare administration in 2009.
Ms. Girtman has been a licensed realtor since 2012 with several recognitions for her service and performance. She is a healthcare consultant and has a 30-year career in healthcare management roles. She also specializes in account management and contract negotiations.
Ms. Girtman was born in Long Island, New York. However, she has deep roots in DeLand from visiting her grandparents since the 1960s. She moved to DeLand in 1984 and has one son, two grandsons and a Yorkie.
She enjoys the arts and culture and the “live, work and play” atmosphere in West Volusia. She is relentlessly positive and seeks to inspire others to be the change they want to see. Ms. Girtman sows seeds of hope and faith to create a garden of unity throughout the community.