Brad Burbaugh

Dr. Brad Burbaugh has a new title and expanded duties. In just four years, he has risen through the ranks of Volusia County Government from extension director to resource stewardship director and now community services director. The Volusia County Council unanimously approved his new title on Aug. 1.

“Brad is one of our homegrown success stories,” County Manager George Recktenwald said. “We’ve been greatly impressed by his leadership skills and dedication to serving county residents, and we’re confident that he can do an outstanding job directing one of our largest departments.”

Burbaugh was hired in November 2019 as the county’s extension director. Two years later, he was tapped to head the newly formed Resource Stewardship Division, which includes Volusia Forever, Volusia ECHO, Land Management and the UF/IFAS Extension.

As community services director, he will oversee Community Assistance; Library Services; Veterans Services; Resource Stewardship; and Parks, Recreation and Culture.

Before joining Volusia County’s staff, Burbaugh was an extension agent in Virginia and Duval County before being appointed county extension and mosquito control director in Clay County.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and communication from the University of Florida; a master’s degree in government policy and administration from the University of North Florida; and a doctoral degree in agricultural, leadership and community education from Virginia Tech.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to lead a team of outstanding employees who have dedicated their careers to serving our community,” Burbaugh said. “Together, we will continue to deliver results for our residents with an unwavering commitment to responsive and fiscally responsible services.”


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