By MARCIA LANE
FLAGLER COUNTY — Former Flagler County Commissioner Barbara Revels will be saluted Monday (Dec. 19) at the County Services Complex, 1769 E. Moody Blvd.
“Ms. Revels was an exemplary member of the Board of County Commissioners for eight years, and we want to recognize her for her service to Flagler County,” Commission Chair Nate McLaughlin said in a press release. “She initiated and was involved with a lot of projects that are very important to our residents, like saving the Carver Gym, creating Sally’s Safe Haven, and repurposing the Historic Courthouse.”
The reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. before the commission meeting. It is open to the public.
During her tenure Revels focused on ensuring that Flagler County was both responsive to the needs of residents and that it operated as efficiently as possible, according to the release.
In addition to serving as an elected official, Revels has a long history of community service and commitment that includes presiding over the statewide Florida Home Builders Association and serving on former Gov. Jeb Bush’s Affordable Housing Study Commission.
“Ms. Revels served on a number of boards and commissions before she was elected to the County Commission, and I would guess this is not the end of her service,” Coffey said. “She’s done a lot for the community, and we want to give people an opportunity to show their appreciation.”
Revels, a Democrat, was a two-term commissioner and chair of the commission before her defeat. She lost to Dave Sullivan, a former chair of the local Republican Executive Committee. She is owner of Coquina Real Estate and Construction in Flagler Beach.