Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd visited Ormond Beach on Monday, Dec. 5, to tour the downtown businesses part of Ormond MainStreet.
Cord joined Ormond MainStreet Executive Director Becky Parker, Ormond MainStreet Board President Nancy Cortez, Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington, City Manager Joyce Shanaha, Assistant Manager Claire Whitley, Florida Rep. Tom Leek, local entrepreneur Bill Jones and his property manager Dorian Burt for the day. Byrd was accompanied by his Chief of Staff Jennifer Kennedy and Mark Ard, of external affairs.
"Secretary Byrd is making it a point to visit Main Street organizations like ours across the state of Florida to better understand how they intersect with and enhance their communities," Parker said in an email. "We were so proud to show off all that we've accomplished here, which has only been possible through successful collaboration with the city of Ormond Beach, private stakeholders and dedicated Ormond citizens."
Some of the stops included Gold Lead Coffee Shop, the Grind Gastropub and Kona Tiki Bar, Art Spotlight, Hull's Seafood and Market, Neighborhood Scoop, The Pumphouse Barbecue, Ormond Garage, The Casements, Donnie's Donuts and Rose Villa.