Milissa Holland - Mayor
Term : 2016-2020
Milissa Holland was elected Palm Coast Mayor in November 2016. She is just the third Mayor in Palm Coast's history and the first woman Mayor. Her father, the late James Holland, was a member of the inaugural Palm Coast City Council. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Mayor Holland moved to Palm Coast with her family in 1987 when she was a teenager. She has lived and worked here her entire adult life and has three adult children.
Mayor Holland served six years as a Flagler County Commissioner, from 2006 to 2012, and was the first woman County Commissioner. She was selected as Chair in 2008, and the County adopted its Strategic Plan during her term as Chair. She was a member of the Flagler County Future Committee to re-write the County's Comprehensive Plan and was the County's representative to numerous local and regional agencies.
Mayor Holland is on the Board of Directors of the prestigious organization 1000 Friends of Florida, which promotes healthy urban and natural places by wise management of growth change. She also founded the James F. Holland Foundation, named for her father, which raises money and initiates programs that benefit the children and youth of Flagler County through the formation of partnerships with local, state and national agencies and organizations. She spearheaded the annual "Feed Flagler" initiative that provides free Thanksgiving dinners for thousands of residents each year, and is a member of the Palm Coast Elks Lodge 2709.
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