Palm Coast, FL – The City of Palm Coast has rescheduled the public reception to celebrate Mayor Jon Netts’ 16 years of service to the City for Thursday, Nov. 3. The “We Honor Your Honor” reception will be 4 to 6:30 p.m., with the formal program beginning at 5:15 p.m., in the Community Wing of Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave., Palm Coast.
Mayor Netts and his wife, Priscilla, along with members of the City Council and Palm Coast employees, will welcome residents. Fire Chief Mike Beadle will emcee the event, and Council Member Jason DeLorenzo will be the main speaker. Several fun surprises are planned during the reception! Light refreshments will be served.
Mayor and Mrs. Netts moved to Palm Coast in 1992 from New Jersey, where he had also served in local government office. Mayor Netts was a professional educator, retiring as director of the Northern New Jersey Provisional Teacher Training Consortium for the New Jersey State Department of Education. He was also a licensed real estate broker and taught courses in real estate law and investment.
Mayor Netts started his public service to the City of Palm Coast shortly after incorporation and has had a statesman’s presence in Palm Coast ever since. He served as a Code Board member from 2000-2001, a City Council member from 2001-2007, and as Mayor since 2007. His term will wrap up Nov. 15, when Mayor-Elect Milissa Holland will be sworn in.
A boater, Mayor Netts often tells audiences that he loves Palm Coast because it’s “clean, green, serene and marine.” He is active in many community, regional and statewide organizations, including as a member of the Northeast Florida Regional Council and the Florida Inland Navigation District. He has received numerous awards, including the 2015 Regional Leadership Award from the Northeast Florida Regional Council, a network of local governance serving seven counties and their 27 municipalities.
In the current issue of the City’s Palm Coaster newsletter, the Mayor shares some words of wisdom from his career, including these two all-time favorites: “If you don’t care where you’re going, it doesn’t matter which path you take,” and “Even if you’re on the right path, you’ll get run over if you don’t keep moving.”
The City Charter limits the Mayor and Council Members to two consecutive terms per office, so it is now time for Mayor Netts to “keep moving” along. But we feel fortunate Palm Coast has been such a major part of Mayor Nett’s “path,” and the City invites everyone to join us Nov. 3 as “We Honor Your Honor.”