110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted May 7, 2014 - 10:20:44am
DeLand City Commission candidate Jessica Davis invites the community to meet her at a fundraising party 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Cafe da Vinci in Downtown DeLand.
The party is being hosted by Barbara Grimm and Donna Banks. It will give Davis the chance to launch her campaign theme, “Moving DeLand Forward,” and to speak to those attending.
“Please come out because I can’t wait to see you and hear your ideas, suggestions and concerns,” Davis said.
Davis works for Florida Youth Connections in a state-funded program that operates in Chisholm Community Center in DeLand, where she is a career coach. Her work, she said, involves preparing youth to take the GED exam and to develop work-readiness skills.
Born in Daytona Beach, Davis moved to DeLand in 2013, but has been involved in the community for longer, attending church at Greater Union First Baptist Church in DeLand and mentoring youngsters at DeLand High School.
Also, she said, her parents and husband are DeLand natives.
Davis and her husband, Mario Davis, have one child, 2-year-old daughter Marissa.
Among her goals for serving on the City Commission, she said, is making connections between residents and city government.
“My goal is to help people become engaged,” Davis said. If elected, she said, she will work hard to stay in touch with residents’ needs and concerns, and to keep them informed about what their city government is doing.
So far, the DeLand City Commission Seat 3 race has two announced candidates: Davis and Krystal Brown (see accompanying story).
The Seat 3 incumbent, Vonzelle Johnson, has not announced whether he will run for re-election.
DeLand voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 26, to choose a mayor and two city commissioners.
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