Richard Goss was given a Distinguished Service Award.
The Volusia League of Cities recently awarded Planning Director Richard Goss a Distinguished Service Award for his numerous contributions to the local community.
Mayor Bill Partington, Commissioner Dwight Selby, Commissioner Troy Kent, Commissioner Rob Littleton and City Manager Joyce Shanahan attended the annual awards banquet at the Sanborn ActivityCenter in DeLand.
Goss has nearly 40 years of planning/growth management experience in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. He became Planning Director for Ormond Beach in 2007.
City connects volunteers to neighbor in need
Members of Ormond Beach MainStreet and the Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach recently helped a neighbor who was facing challenges and unable to care for their lawn.
The city's Neighborhood Improvement Division staff made the connection, and the volunteers are eager to provide future assistance. Staff will continue to work on matching volunteer groups with those in need of assistance.
The city wanted to thank the volunteers who gave their time: Ellen Crotts, Jacob Crotts, Hal Gerow, Becky Parker, Shawn Pruner, and Alex Youngblood.