ELECTION 2020: Vice Mayor of Melbourne Paul Alfrey Discusses His Run For Mayor of the City of Melbourne
By Space Coast Daily // July 23, 2020
ABOVE VIDEO: Vice Mayor of Melbourne Paul Alfrey Discusses His Run For Mayor of the City of Melbourne.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Vice Mayor of Melbourne Paul Alfrey visited the Mike Erdman Cadillac/Space Coast Daily Studios in Merritt Island on Thursday to talk about his run for the Mayor of the City of Melbourne.
“During the past several months it has never been more important to have strong business-minded leadership in our City,” said Alfrey.
“In these challenging times many small businesses are struggling and our residents feel uncertain times.”
ABOUT PAUL ALFREY
Paul Alfrey represents Melbourne’s District 5 (view a map of Council Districts).
He was elected to the Melbourne City Council in 2016. His current term ends in 2020. He will serve as Vice Mayor through November 2020. Paul is also a member of the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization.
Vice Mayor Alfrey is an entrepreneur and Melbourne multiple small business owner. He is a Florida Certified Contractor, Home Inspector and Insurance Agent and President of Alfrey Roofing, incorporated, American Standard Insurance Group and former owner of Humpty Dumpster.
Vice Mayor Alfrey served as a law enforcement officer, including three years at the Sanford Police Department and 12 years at the Melbourne Police Department, retiring in 2012. Paul served as a Canine Officer, Street Crimes Officer, Community Policing Officer and Field Training Officer. He received dozens of awards and commendations including Officer of the Month several times. In 2010, Paul and his Melbourne Canine named Faro were credited with achieving over 100 criminal suspect apprehensions.
Prior to serving our community, he served in the United States Coast Guard as a Rescue Swimmer and Maritime Law Enforcement Officer aboard Brevard’s own U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence and Station Miami Beach. During his tenure on Cutter Confidence as a rescue swimmer, he participated in Operation Able Vigil and Able Manner which resulted in thousands of migrants being rescued at sea, as well as one of the worst ferry accidents in world history, the sinking of the Haitian Neptune ferry.
Vice Mayor Alfrey served as a raider boat coxswain with Port Security Unit 302 during Operation Uphold Democracy, a multinational force approved by the United Nations Security Council to liberate Haiti. During his service he received numerous medals and commendations including the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Department of Transportation Gold Award for Outstanding Achievement and two Humanitarian Medals.
He is a member of numerous associations including the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, winning their Better Business Award in 2004. He is also a member of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, the Florida Roofing Sheet Metal Association (FRSA) and past-President of one of Brevard’s oldest associations, the Space Coast Licensed Roofer’s Association (SCLRA). He also served on the FRSA Unlicensed Contractor’s Task Force Board.
Currently, Vice Mayor Alfrey is very active in our community serving as a committee member for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Pet Posse. Notable achievements include making the Brevard animal shelters “no-kill” shelters. Paul is also an assistant basketball coach for the Congressionally recognized Brevard County Sheriff’s Officer Enforcers, and he volunteers with the Brevard County Police Athletic League.
Paul received the Space Coast Public Safety Hall of Fame Award for Making a Difference in our community, a notable achievement for working with dozens of local charities including as a Construction Captain for the Space Coast Field of Dreams community build and Volunteer Contractor for Nana’s House Children’s Home that aids neglected, needy, abused or abandoned children in our community.
Vice Mayor Alfrey is married to Frannie Alfrey and has five children. He attended Sabal and Sherwood elementary schools, Johnson Junior High School and graduated from Eau Gallie High School. He also attended Brevard Community College, Miami Dade Community College and Seminole State.
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