Hoping to continue making positive changes in DeLand and be a voice for its residents, Kevin Reid is running for re-election to DeLand’s City Commission, Seat 5.
“I find it rewarding to serve my community, and I look forward to the opportunity to help steer DeLand into the future,” said Reid.
Elected to the DeLand City Commission in 2018, Reid has worked on a number of issues to help improve the city and hopes to continue if re-elected. From working on the Beresford extension, and building youth practice fields, to requiring more tree preservation and facilitating a DeLand Commissioners’ Reading Counts Book Drive, Reid has and will continue to work towards a better DeLand.
“There’s always going to be work to continue to do,” said Reid. “I’m the candidate that’s out there trying to improve DeLand, and I’m excited about the possibility of being able to continue to serve this community.”
If re-elected, Reid hopes to focus on strengthening Downtown DeLand’s residential housing availability, and limit outside development. “To have a strong and thriving Downtown, we need not only businesses, but people living there, working there, and playing there,” said Reid. “That’s really where I’d like to see us focus our future development — limit the sprawl that we’ve seen in recent years and really strengthen that Downtown core community.”
Son-in-law to former DeLand Mayor David C. Rigsby, Reid was inspired by his late father-in-law to become active in local government. Prior to becoming a city commissioner, Reid was on the DeLand Planning Board and served as the past president of Rotary Club of DeLand. Now a DeLand city commissioner, Reid also serves on the board for Rotary, as well as the Police Athletic League.
A native Floridian, Reid relocated to DeLand after high school to attend college and currently resides in the city with his wife, Jennifer, and their four sons. “Our roots are here,” said Reid. “While I may not have been born here, what makes DeLand so special is that whether you’ve lived here for 5 years, 10 years, or your entire life, the small-town community feel of DeLand draws people in and connects us all.”
Learn more about Kevin Reid by visiting www.reidfordeland.com, or call 386-473-3411.
Cast your ballot for Kevin Reid for City Commissioner Seat 5 during the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
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