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Posted On: September 4, 2015

J. Hyatt Brown, chairman of Brown & Brown Insurance's board and a former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, was elected chair of Volusia County’s Charter Review Commission during the group’s organizational meeting Sept. 3.

Former Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey Sr. was elected vice chair.

Members voted to hold a series of listening sessions in which residents will be asked to share their thoughts on what issues the commission should review. These meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. on these dates:

  • Sept. 15: New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach
  • Sept. 16: Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona
  • Sept. 21: Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
  • Sept. 23: Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach
  • Sept. 29: Volusia County Historic Courthouse, second-floor training room, 125 W. New York Ave., DeLand

Comments also may be submitted online at www.volusia.org/charter-review.  

The commission’s next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the second-floor Volusia Room of the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach. Attendees may bring their parking slips to the meeting for validation and free parking.

The listening sessions and meeting are open to the public. Reservations are not required. 

The commission was appointed by the Volusia County Council in July to study the county’s Home Rule Charter, which is the equivalent of a local constitution for the operations of Volusia County Government. The charter, passed in June 1970 in a countywide vote, requires a citizen review at least every 10 years.  

For more information call Dona DeMarsh Butler at 386-736-5955 or Tammy Bong at 386-736-5934. An informational Facebook page has been established at www.facebook.com/VolusiaCountyCharterReviewCommission.

Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II)

In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Volusia County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs and activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of the county, should contact the county’s ADA Title II coordinator, George Baker, at 386-248-1760 at least two business days before the scheduled event or meeting. 

This notice also applies to written requests by a physically handicapped person needing a special accommodation to attend a public meeting in accordance with section 286.26, Florida Statutes.  

A copy of the county’s Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) can be obtained at www.volusia.org/ada or by calling 386-248-1760.