Hear Volusia County Council Chair Ed Kelley
on the half-penny sales tax and other issues
Volusia County Council Chair Ed Kelley serves as the official and ceremonial representative of the government; issues proclamations on behalf of the government; presides as chair in County Council meetings and has an equal vote on all questions coming before it; and executes ordinances, resolutions and other authorized documents of the government. Ed Kelley began a four-year term in January 2017.
Ed was first elected as Commissioner for Zone 3, Ormond Beach in August of 1993, re-elected in 1995 and served through 1997. He was elected as Mayor of Ormond Beach in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 and 2014 without opposition. He retired in 2001 after a 30-year career with Hawaiian Tropic of Ormond Beach, serving as a sales distributor and president of the company’s European operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Belmont College in Nashville.
In addition to his work on behalf of several local non-profit groups over the years, Ed has served as chairman of the Volusia Water Alliance, the Citizens Advisory Board of the Volusia County Metropolitan Planning Organization, and as an alternate to the city’s Board of Adjustments and Appeals. He has also served as the Chairman of the Water Authority of Volusia (WAV), Chairman of the Volusia Council of Governments (VCOG), serves as the city's representative to the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and served on the Executive Board of both VCOG and TPO. Mayor Kelley also serves as the Chairman of the Round Table of Volusia County Elected Officials.
A member of the First United Methodist Church, he and his wife, Mary Margaret, have been married for more than 41 years and have two children.
Meeting begins at 6:30 with social time
RSVP to Mark Schaefer 386-316-1206
4647 S Clyde Morris Blvd
Port Orange, FL 32129
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