The recipients of the Volusia League of Cities 2013 Distinguished Service Awards, President's Award and Mayor Blaine O'Neal Award of Excellence will be honored at a banquet May 30 at the Riverfront Center at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 566-6856 or email mswiderski@volusiaCOG.org.
The recipients are:
Mayor Blaine O'Neal Award of Excellence: New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer.
President's Award: Shawn Lane, chairman of Cudas Unhooked in New Smyrna Beach.
Elected Official of the Year: Ormond Beach Mayor Ed Kelley
Manager of the Year: Ormond Beach City Manager Joyce Shanahan.
Administration Employee of the Year: New Smyrna Beach Human Resources Director Carol Hargy, DeLand Assistant City Manager Dale Arrington.
Economic Enrichment, Community Planning Development Employee of the year: New Smyrna Beach Economic Development Director Tony Otte, Deltona Planning and Development Services Director Chris Bowley.
Parks and Recreation Employee of the Year: Orange City Parks and Recreation Superintendent John Davis, Ormond Beach Leisure Services Director Robert Carolin.
Public Safety Employee of the Year: Ormond Beach Police Officers Lloyd Cornelius and Gregory Stokes, Ponce Inlet Fire Department Driver Engineer/EMT John Brooks.
Public Works Employee of the Year: DeLand Equipment Mechanic Travis Taylor, Lake Helen Public Works Superintendent Richard Mullen.
Employee of the Year (other): Ponce Inlet Code Enforcement Officer Margret "Peg" Hunt.
Economic Enrichment, Community Planning and Development Citizen of the Year: Susan Elliott, Pierson; Bliss Jamison, Edgewater.
Community Sports Citizen of the Year: Rick McBride, DeBary; Douglas "Doug" Wigley, Ormond Beach.
Public Safety Citizen of the Year, Mildred "Millie" Reda, Ormond Beach; Dave Sutherland, DeLand.
Cultural Enrichment Citizen of the Year: Dorothy "Dot" Moore, New Smyrna Beach.
Community Events Citizen of the Year: Maritza Avila-Vazquez, Deltona.
Citizen of the Year (other): Bob Balzer, DeLand; William C. Hall, South Daytona.