Port Orange to host meet and greet for city manager candidates
Port Orange residents are invited to meet the five city manager candidates at a public reception hosted by the Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.  The chamber is located at the Riverside Pavilion, 3431 Ridgewood Avenue.

The City Council will interview each of the finalists on Jan. 5 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1000 City Center Circle.  Starting at 8:30 a.m., the interviews will be broadcast LIVE on pogTV channel 199 on Bright House cable, and video streamed on the City’s website,

For more information, call 386-506-5522.

Volusia plans workshops for prospective business vendors
Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will present two workshops for vendors wanting to learn more about how to do business with the county.

The workshops will be in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Jan. 9.

During the workshops, county representatives will demonstrate how to register as a vendor and submit bids, proposals and quotes. They also will discuss state and local ordinances relevant when working with the county, explain the information channels available to all vendors, and answer questions.

For more information, call 386-736-5935, ext. 12490.

Children and Families board to meet Jan. 8
The Children and Families Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123. W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

Members will discuss funding for summer camp scholarships and hear agency presentations on the processes for requests for proposals and requests for statements of qualifications.

The advisory board assesses and evaluates strategies to meet needs, monitors program compliance, advertises funding availability, recommends appropriations for programs serving children and families, and provides recommendations to the County Council on children and family issues.

Financial education workshop scheduled Jan. 5
Mid-Florida Housing Partnership will host a financial education series: Financial Awareness 101 Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fifth Third Bank Second Floor Classroom, 1030 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Learn money management skills to break the “always broke cycle.’’ banking for success to learn how to do more with less as well as learning credit management skills, how to understand your credit report, how to improve your credit profile and how to create fresh clean credit.  Learn how to maximize your tax refund as well.

Light refreshments will be served; registration is recommended.

To register and for information, call Marcella Yonkosky at 386-274-4441, ext. 302 or email

More information: Peggy Johnson, children and community programs coordinator, at 386-736-5955, ext. 15694, or visit



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