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Volusia County Retrospect presentation to be held Aug. 27
The Volusia County Council will look back on eight years of progress during the “Volusia County Retrospect: 2005 – 2012” event at noon Monday, Aug. 27, at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

A presentation prepared by county staff will highlight milestones, including the expansion of the Ocean Center and Deltona Regional Library, development of the new Emergency Operations and Sheriff’s Communications Center, groundbreaking for SunRail’s DeBary station, expansion of the county’s trails system, the ongoing beach safety initiative, consolidation of countywide 9-1-1 dispatch services, and the addition of EVAC ambulance to the county’s services.

Volusia County Chair Frank Bruno Jr. will present the county’s annual community leadership award to Hyatt and Cici Brown, honoring them for decades of civic leadership and volunteerism.

The event is open to the public and doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided by event sponsors. Reservations are required by Aug. 20 and may be made by contacting the county manager’s office at 386-736-5920 or kkardos@co.volusia.fl.us.

Attendees are asked to bring a donation of nonperishable food for the Community Foundation of East Central Florida. Donations will be used to stock Volusia County food banks.

Landlords invited to Section 8 meeting Aug. 30
Volusia County’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program will host an informational meeting for landlords who are renting or interested in renting to Section 8 participants.

The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 30 in the Volusia County Council chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

Staff from the county’s Community Assistance Division will explain the program’s rules and regulations.

Reservations are required and must be made by Aug. 16. To RSVP, call 386-736-5955.

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