City of Melbourne’s Volunteer Board Members Celebrated During Reception at American Muscle Car Museum

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approximately 131 members served on 17 committees that guide city services

Citizens who serve as volunteer board members were honored for their years of service to the City of Melbourne during the City’s Annual Board Reception, which was held on October 19 at the American Muscle Car Museum. (City of Melbourne image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Citizens who serve as volunteer board members were honored for their years of service to the City of Melbourne during the City’s Annual Board Reception, which was held on October 19 at the American Muscle Car Museum.

The annual board reception provides an opportunity for the Mayor and City Council to recognize volunteer board members for their contributions to the city.

In 2021, approximately 131 members served on 17 committees that guide a range of city services from architectural standards and affordable housing to code enforcement and pension planning. Many of the city’s board members have served for multiple years — even decades.

Receiving special recognition at the reception were Charles Jackson, who was honored for his 45 years of service, and Randall Thron, who was honored for serving for 35 years.

The City has been hosting the board reception annually since 1999 as a way to formally recognize and show appreciation for its volunteer board members.

In 2021, approximately 131 members served on 17 committees that guide a range of city services from architectural standards and affordable housing to code enforcement and pension planning. Many of the city’s board members have served for multiple years — even decades. (City of Melbourne image)

The following volunteers were recognized for reaching milestones of service in 2021:

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee:

 Michael Miller, 5 years

Babcock Street Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee:

James Lee Turman Jr., 5 years

Beautification and Energy Efficiency Board:

Joy Morris, 5 years

Code Enforcement Board:

Thomas Saam, 15 years

Bruce Mochwart, 15 years

Golf Courses Advisory Board:

Robert Coleman, 10 years

Dwight Reed, 5 years

John J. Francey, 25 years

The annual board reception provides an opportunity for the Mayor and City Council to recognize volunteer board members for their contributions to the city. (City of Melbourne image)

Historic and Architectural Review Board:

Randall Thron, 35 years

Library Board:

Diane Bryant, 10 years

Melbourne Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee:

LeAnn Smithson, 15 years

Melbourne Economic Enhancement District Advisory Committee:

Mark Busalacchi, 5 years

Melbourne Housing Authority:

Judith Doyle, 15 years

Olde Eau Gallie Riverfront Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee:

George H. Alexander, 20 years

Planning and Zoning Board:

George Lebovitz, 10 years

Zoning Board of Adjustment:

Charles Jackson, 45 years

Peter Kostrzewa, 30 years

Dennis Mannion, 10 years

The City is currently recruiting interested citizens to serve on its boards. To find out how you can get involved, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 321-608-7220 or city.clerk@mlbfl.org.

Citizens who serve as volunteer board members were honored for their years of service to the City of Melbourne during the City’s Annual Board Reception, which was held on October 19 at the American Muscle Car Museum. (City of Melbourne image)
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