The Flagler County Board of County Commissioners voted on Monday, February 15, 2021, to support several important initiatives that will support tourism, protect our citizens and keep our environmental treasures protected. In a world full of negative news stories, it’s important to recognize when elected leaders and government officials get it right.

Below are the three big things you need to know from the most recent meeting.

  1. 15 New Firefighters/Paramedics will be hired in Flagler County thanks to the $3.2 million FEMA “SAFER” Grant award. Fire Chief Joe King said more than 80 applicants have already filed to fill these positions. These new positions will help better protect our residents and visitors.
  2. Environmental “Sea Grant Agent” position funded with support from University of Florida and Volusia County. This position will provide leadership to support economic growth and environmental sustainability by engaging in and initiating programs that will produce research-based educational information and solutions on local marine and coastal issues.
  3. Supported several tourism development initiatives that will bring an estimated 1,100 visitors who will book more than 1,700 room nights and generate more than $1 million in total business sales. Nearly 1-out-of-every-5 jobs in Flagler County come from the tourism/hospitality sector.

Take a moment to thank your County Commissioner. Simply click here and then click on the name of your elected official to send them an email.

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