Finance Department Garners an Award
For the 26th consecutive year, Port Orange's Finance Department has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

"This achievement is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of the city's finance team," said Finance Director Tracey Riehm.

City Manager Jake Johansson stated, "I appreciate everything the Finance Department is doing to make the process a sound, responsible product. We will continue to provide the best possible product and be good stewards of the tax payer dollar."

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving over 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. According to the GFOA, the city met the highest principles of government budgeting.

Port Orange satisfied nationally established guidelines for effective budget presentation. The review recognized how well the city's budget served as: a financial plan, a policy document, an operations guide and as a communications device. To receive the award, the city's budget earned a "proficient" rating in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories.

The GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting. For more information, call the city at 386-506-5700.

Thomas Grimaldi Selected as New Chief of Police
City Manager Jake Johansson made the selection of Thomas Grimaldi as Port Orange's new Chief of Police on Sept. 14.

"Thomas Grimaldi's selection is tentative pending a background review," said Johansson. In addition, Johansson said of Grimaldi, "He is very community oriented, a veteran of a similar size police force and community and selected unanimously by three review panels that included Volusia County Sheriff Ben F. Johnson, a former local police chief, citizens of Port Orange and city staff."

Grimaldi was selected from a group of 119 candidates.

A 26-year veteran of the Bristol, Connecticut Police Department, Grimaldi has served as the department's Chief of Police since December 2012. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and his professional memberships include the International Chiefs of Police Association, the New England Chiefs of Police Association and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association.

Grimaldi will replace Port Orange's current Chief of Police, Gerald M. Monahan, Jr, who is retiring in November after 16 years of service to the community.

(Photo courtesy of Bristol, CT Police Department)

Alan Rosen Named Assistant City Manager
City Manager Jake Johansson has named Alan Rosen as his new Assistant City Manager effective October 1, 2015. Mr. Rosen transitions from the Interim Assistant City Manager role, which he has held since January 20th of this year, to Assistant City Manager.

Mr. Johansson stated, "I offered Mr. Rosen the position based on his proven track record with the city. He was brought aboard by Interim City Manager David Harden to strengthen the capabilities and work with the Finance Department that was going through change. He has past experience in city and county management and brings a vast diversity to problem solving that I will require as we move forward."

This is the second new hire by City Manager Johansson since starting with the city in August. Mr. Johansson recently selected Chief Tom Grimaldi as our new Police Chief, and later this week he will be hiring a new Administrative Services Department Head.

Mr. Rosen has both private sector and public sector experience. His local government background includes functioning as the Budget Manager in Washoe County, Nevada, acting as the Financial Systems Manager in Fulton County, Georgia, and working with Broward County, Florida, as a Senior Management and Budget Analysts.

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Mr. Rosen earned his undergraduate psychology degree from the University at Albany, SUNY in New York. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was selected as his university's nominee for a Rhodes & Marshall Scholarship. Mr. Rosen received his Master's in Public Administration degree from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy from the University at Albany, SUNY.

Mr. Rosen is a member of the Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) and has been die-hard Atlanta Braves baseball fan for years. He is married to his wife Jodi, and together they have two children. For more information, please call 386-506-5522.

Renew Your Business Tax Receipt Online
The City of Port Orange is now offering online renewal payment for Business Tax Receipts for 2016. If your business is able to be renewed online, you will be provided a pin number in your Business Tax renewal letter.
Click here to renew online.

If no pin number is shown, please visit us at the Community Development Department located on the 2nd floor of 1000 City Center Circle in City Hall, or you can mail payment by check. Please remember to include your State License with return renewal letter and payment.

If you have any questions, please call 386-506-5613.

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City of Port Orange Special Events
Halloween Fest

When: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 12:00 pm

Location: City Center Complex

Save the Date for the Port Orange Parks and Recreation Halloween Fest Sponsored by First Church of Port Orange on Saturday, October 31st from 5-8pm at City Center!

This first annual event…

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City Council Meeting
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 6:30 pm
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, 1000 City Center Circle
Environmental Advisory Board
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 5:30 pm
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room
City of Port Orange Lectures and Other Events
FL Tears Rock and Walk
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 1:00 am
Location: Amphitheatre & City Center
Fabulous Furry Friend Event
When: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:00 am
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