County Manager

Mailing address: 
County of Volusia
Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center
123 W. Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

Telephone: 386-736-5920

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About the County Manager
James (Jim) T. Dinneen, a 40-year veteran of local government management, was appointed Volusia County Manager in April 2006. Having arrived in Volusia County just before the Great Recession, he implemented a multi-year downsizing of the county budget through a series of strategic organizational changes and efficiencies that reduced the general tax fund by $42 million and reduced staff by 550 employees, all while maintaining essential public services and without layoffs. Debt was reduced by $28 million, and bond issues were refunded for a savings of $30 million. 

He has overseen the $80 million renovation and expansion of the Ocean Center convention center, improved the efficiency of public safety services by integrating all 911 dispatching and EVAC ambulance under the county, and completed a new state-of-the-art Emergency Operations and Sheriff's Communications Center. 

During his tenure with Volusia County, Dinneen has led several significant economic development projects including OneDaytona, JetBlue, Trader Joe's distribution center, key road projects, and an opportunity zone for future oceanfront hotels.

Before arriving in Volusia County, he served as the city manager of Dayton, Ohio, from 2002 to 2006, following several years as the assistant county administrator of Montgomery County, Ohio. While in Dayton, he led various county and city departments including Public Works, Solid Waste and Fleet Management. He also served as a senior budget analyst in the early 1980s and as a planner in the mid 1970s.

Dinneen has a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, as well as undergraduate and master’s degrees in Public Administration from the University of Dayton.

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123 W. Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720


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