Bill Ellis To Be Honored With Space Coast Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award
By Space Coast Daily // August 17, 2017
passed away on July 4, 2017
EDITOR’S NOTE: In every community there are great men and women who have, by their strength of will and character, become ingrained in the consciousness of our society. They are doers who have made a stand and a commitment for the common good. They are labeled as public servants, but they are truly our natural leaders whose legacies are the milestones of our progress.
Throughout the next 30 days, Space Coast Daily is honored to highlight the 2017 Space Coast Public Service Awards honorees, starting with the Lifetime Achievement category.
Below, we present Bill Ellis, who was an integral part of the Brevard County community for over 50 years. His professional experience included expertise in energy, transportation, health care, development and politics. The Space Coast Public Service Awards proudly join the entire Brevard County community in honoring Bill Ellis, who passed away on July 4, 2017.
The second annual Space Coast Public Service Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, September 23, inside the Maxwell C. King Center For the Performing Arts. Seating is now available so don’t delay in making your reservations.
Call 321-242-2219 or log on to KingCenter.com for tickets.
Bill Ellis Was an Integral Part of the Brevard County Community For More Than 50 years
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Public Service Awards proudly join the entire Brevard County community in honoring Bill Ellis, who passed away on July 4, 2017.
Bill was an integral part of the Brevard County community for over 50 years. His professional experience included expertise in energy, transportation, health care, development and politics.
From 1956-1982, Bill served in various managerial positions with the Florida Power & Light Company in Brevard County.
From 1982-1986, he held the position of Federal and State Regulatory Representative in Washington DC and in Tallahassee. From 1993-1998, he served as the Director of Public Affairs for the Canaveral Port Authority.
Bill was hired by Health First in 2003 and worked in government relations until his retirement in 2013.
His community service and philanthropy was perhaps his greatest gift to the citizens of the Space Coast.
He gave countless hours of his time and talents to non-profit and volunteer community service organizations:
Past President and Board Member for the Eastern Florida State College Foundation and Brevard Cultural Alliance; Secretary of Civilian Military Affairs Council; past Chairman of Brevard County Tourist Development Council; past Chairman of Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce; past Chairman and current Executive Committee and Board Member EDC Government Relations of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast; Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Florida Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of Governmental Relations Committee for the Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce; past President and member of the Space Coast Tiger Bay Club; and past Chairman of United Way.
Bill was also a member of many professional associations, including the American Hospital Association; the Associated Industries of Florida; the Florida Hospital Association; Keep Brevard Beautiful; the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce; and served as an associate member with the Florida League of Cities.
Bill’s passing leaves a large void in the community and in our hearts, but Brevard County has been forever changed by his wonderful legacy of public service.
His leadership roles in both careers and volunteer efforts made a compelling difference and instilled his great love of community service in many others.
Seating for the 2017 Space Coast Public Service Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, is now available so don’t delay in making your reservations. Call 321-242-2219 or log on to KingCenter.com for tickets.
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