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Posted on: March 14, 2023

City launches Spare Change for Real Change campaign

Spare Change for Real Change flyer

The city is launching a campaign aimed at raising funds for homelessness prevention services and reducing panhandling in the community.

The City of DeLand has partnered with the Neighborhood Center of West Volusia to launch the Spare Change for Real Change...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Greenway Trail extension work to begin soon

Charles Paiva Greenway

Work will soon begin on an extension of The Charles Paiva Greenway.

City Commissioners Monday night approved a contract with Valencia Construction Group Inc. to build the north extension of The Charles Paiva Greenway.

The Winter Garden-based contractor was ...

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City News
Posted on: February 15, 2023

DeLand Fire seeking Public Hearing participants for accreditation process


The DeLand Fire Department is looking for community members interested in participating in a public hearing for accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).

The hearing is an opportunity for the community to provide feed...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Permit issued for demolition of Putnam Hotel

Hotel Putnam

City officials Wednesday afternoon issued a permit for demolition of the Putnam Hotel.

Axia Putnam LLC, the property’s current owner, had been renovating the 100-year-old hotel in hopes of converting the building into high-end apartments. However...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

City of DeLand strategic plan update process underway

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The City of DeLand is embarking on a year-long process to update its strategic plan. 

First adopted in 2000, the strategic plan outlines a vision for the city’s future and strategies that should be utilized to get there. It is also a gui...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Louease May chosen as city's Volunteer of the Year

Louease May

When Louease May retired three years ago from her job with Sherwood Medical Industries, her friends asked her what she would do with all of her free time.

“I told them I would keep busy by helping people,” said May, a DeLand native. “And that’s exactly wha...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

DeLand Fire Station 81 wins national award for design

Fire Station award

Not only does it look sharp, DeLand Fire’s Station 81 has now received national acclaim for its design.

The fire station, which opened in early 2022, was recognized among 61 entries nationwide in the annual Firehouse Station Design Awards, receiv...

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City News
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Winter Wonder DeLand coming back this December

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Winter Wonder DeLand presented by Duke Energy is back and bigger and better than ever!

Launched in 2021, Winter Wonder DeLand is a month long celebration of the holidays, where residents can enjoy the holiday lighting displays and ambiance in Downtown DeLa...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Storm debris collection to begin Monday (10/9) in DeLand

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The City of DeLand’s contractor on Monday (10/9) will begin collecting of debris created by Hurricane Ian.

The city has contracted with DRC to collect vegetative and construction and demolition debris. 

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City News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Two DeLand projects receive ECHO funding

Jackson-Lane Memorial Park

Two projects were awarded ECHO funding this week after receiving approval by the Volusia County Council.

The Charles Paiva Greenway, which runs north from Earl Brown Park along Alabama Avenue to near Stetson University, received a $1.5 million grant that w...

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City News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Stetson University check-in this weekend

Stetson Check In graphic

Please be advised that Stetson University students will be returning to campus this weekend. 

As a part of their move-in process they will be doing a drive-thru check-in at the Lynn Business Center on Saturday. Check-in starts 8 a.m. Saturday and ...

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City News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Eidson Drive connector project breaks ground


(DeLand, FL) – Officials broke ground this week on a connector road that will give a number of businesses in North DeLand access to a major thoroughfare.

The Eidson Drive connector project will provide companies located in the Northwest Industrial Park, Pa...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Three DeLand officials honored as home rule heroes

The Florida League of Cities (FLC), celebrating its 100th anniversary as the united voice for Florida's municipal governments, recently recognized three city officials -- Commissioner Chris Cloudman, Assistant City Manager Mike Grebosz and Mayor ...

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