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Florida representative dist. 24 candidate profile: Milissa Holland

12:08 PM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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Editor's Note: The following information from from the Holland campaign.

Milissa Holland was elected to the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners in November, 2006 and made history as the Board's first female Commissioner.

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In November, 2008 Holland was elected the first female Commission Chair and represented the Board at the local, state, and national levels, always looking out for the best interests of the residents of Flagler County. On June 18, 2010, the closing date to qualify as a candidate for the November, 2010 election, Holland was declared the winner of that election as an unopposed candidate for a second four-year term as a Flagler County Commissioner, according to Holland's campaign.
Commissioner Holland serves on the Board of Directors of the organization 1000 Friends of Florida. This organization promotes healthy urban and natural places by wise management of growth change. It educates, advocates, negotiates and, when necessary, litigates to protect Florida's high quality of life. It has the technical knowledge and access needed to ensure that public and private decisions lead to livable communities.
On April 12, 2010 Secretary of State Kurt Browning appointed Milissa Holland to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Museum of Florida History. This Board generates financial support through fundraising for museum exhibitions, programs, and facilities, and encourages public awareness of museum resources. In making the appointment, Secretary Browning is quoted on Holland's campaign website as saying, "Your strong motivation for preserving Florida's history, your interest in public education, as well as your willingness to become engaged in the mission of the Museum of Florida History, eminently qualifies you for this position."
Holland was asked to join the Urban Land Institute, North Florida District Council in 2009. The District serves 34 counties offering its members numerous programs and events focused on industry related topics including infrastructure, sustainability, place-making and more.
Holland founded the James F. Holland Foundation, named after her father who served on the inaugural City of Palm Coast Council. The mission of the Holland Foundation is to "Grow Hope in the Children of Flagler County" and its focus is to raise funds and initiate programs which benefit the children and youth of Flagler County through the formation of partnerships with local, state and national agencies and organizations. The Flagler County Sexual Assault Task Force, an inter-disciplinary team that is focused on promoting awareness, education, and prevention of sexual abuse, and the Holland Foundation Working Group for Special Needs Children are both umbrella entities working to accomplish the mission of their parent organization.

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