Stacy’s letter to the City of Orange City included a story relating to employment at White Springs:
May 3, 2016
I am interested in working for the City of Orange City and I am applying for the City Clerk position. I am a SW Volusia native and I am very interested in working for the city I call home.
I have been working in local government since 1996, when I received my Master of Public Administration degree from UCF. The positions I’ve held have given me a wide variety of experience in local government. While working for the City of Sanford Community Development Department for seven years, I gained extensive knowledge of planning, grants, code enforcement, condemnations, permits and occupational licensing (now known as business tax receipts). For my last 3 ½ years there, I managed the occupational licensing and code enforcement divisions. This exposed me to many challenging situations and I am quite adept at dealing with difficult and demanding citizens.
From April 2005 to May of 2015, I was employed by the City of DeBary as the City Clerk. I was also serving as the HR Director until March of 2014 when our manager reorganized. For those first 9 years, I was solely responsible for all HR and City Clerk duties. I didn’t have any staff. I was responsible for getting our in-house code enforcement department going and wrote numerous ordinances to amend the code. I instituted a city-wide records management plan in 2014. I implemented webcasting of our City Council meetings and was responsible for managing the upgrade for streaming to mobile devices shortly before I left. I served as the liaison to the Historic Preservation Advisory Board and the Charter Review Commission, as well as coordinating membership to all city boards/committees. I communicated with the elected officials almost daily. I interacted regularly with neighboring cities and Volusia County. I’m comfortable working with various internal departments and external governmental agencies.
Since September of 2015, I have been employed as the town manager for the Town of White Springs in North Florida. I work there during the week and return to Orange City on the weekends. My son is graduating from University High School later this month, so Orange City is still my home. White Springs is a small organization and I wear many hats. I oversee all aspects of town services so the work is never boring. However, I prefer being a city clerk over being a town manager. I’m also quite homesick and would love to return to Orange City full-time. I would love to meet with you and discuss the knowledge and experience I could bring to your organization. I would also appreciate the opportunity to explain the reasons for my exit from the City of DeBary.
Thank you for your consideration.