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From dream to reality: Free class guides participants along the path to home ownership
Posted October 1, 2019

With rent prices going through the roof, more and more people are looking to get into home ownership. And many of them, particularly first-timers, need help – just the kind of help Volusia County can provide.

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Volusia County’s animal control officers – A voice for the voiceless
Posted October 1, 2019

Animals are full of furry fun and playfulness. However, one thing they don’t have is a voice – a voice to tell others when they’re being abused, mistreated or neglected. Fortunately, animals have Alicia Dease.

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Mapping Volusia’s beaches to protect nature’s gem
Posted October 1, 2019

Soon, the county will have a new tool in its ongoing efforts to manage the 47-mile linear park and playground that hugs Volusia’s ocean shoreline. Volusia County’s beaches are undergoing a highly detailed and complex topographical survey as a critical first step to mapping the ebb and flow of sand on the barrier island that makes up Volusia’s eastern coast.

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Green Volusia: All it takes is each one of us doing something
Posted September 13, 2019

Enacted by the Volusia County Council in June 2008, the program’s initial focus centered primarily on reducing waste and promoting conservation and efficiency in the operations of county government. While that remains an ongoing focus, Green Volusia’s emphasis has grown and expanded to incorporate a holistic approach to the entire spectrum of healthy communities – healthy citizens, healthy ecosystems, a healthy economy and a reduction of the man-made impacts on our natural resources.

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Volusia County Community Services: Saving neighborhoods, saving lives
Posted September 12, 2019

It was a lifeline and a ray of desperately needed hope during a time of financial calamity – a time when for many, jobs and homes were being lost to the Great Recession and hope was in short supply. But the help in the form of a massive housing and economic recovery program came with a lot of questions and even more skepticism. Would it work? Could Volusia County pull it off? And was it even a proper role for local government to get into the real estate market?

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