City of Melbourne’s Volunteer Board Members Celebrated During Reception at American Muscle Car Museum
By Space Coast Daily // October 21, 2021
approximately 131 members served on 17 committees that guide city services
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.
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
Historic and Architectural Review Board:
■ Randall Thron, 35 years
■ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.