Posted On: January 7, 2020
The Volusia County Association for Responsible Development (VCARD) and its Flagler County Chapter will honor District 3 County Council Member Deb Denys for her ongoing efforts to improve water quality and bring the aerospace industry to Volusia County.
She will receive the 2019 Citizen of the Year award during VCARD’s installation and awards banquet, which begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Daytona Autograph Collection, 1870 Victory Circle, Daytona Beach.
Two or more County Council members are expected to attend the event.
A champion of clean water, Denys chairs the five-county Indian River Council and has raised the profile of the economic, environmental and cultural value of the Indian River Lagoon and Mosquito Lagoon. Her regional approach to the issue has brought individuals, local governments, agencies and businesses together. She also led efforts to develop the county’s Water Quality Plan, which was drafted in 2015.
Denys recognized early on the possibilities of bringing the expanding commercial aviation and aerospace industry to Volusia County. As chair of Space Volusia, she is committed to securing the commercial supply chain market by leveraging the county’s strengths of available land, a growing and talented workforce, and a proactive business community.
Denys has a long record of community service, having served on the Volusia County School Board from 1994 to 1998 and the Volusia County Council since January 2013. She has also served on the boards of the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia, Habitat for Humanity, and the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce.
VCARD is a not-for-profit dedicated to affecting positive outcomes for development in Volusia County.