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New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

In the years that I have lived in this community, I have volunteered for numerous local groups, served on School Advisory Council for the Flagler Palm Coast High School, been a member of the Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee, Past Board Member of Kindervision as well as the Flagler Family Life Center.  As a local realtor specializing in commercial and residential real estate, I have experienced the inner workings of the local government.   I see that there are areas that could be improved such as:

  • Create a Business-friendly attitude

  • Focus on economic development to bring jobs to the area

  • Sports and recreation expansion

  • Cap on tax increases for the residential homes & commercial developments

  • Streamline expenditures by reviewing line items

  • Prepare for economic challenges from the effects of the global pandemic


Having grown up in Washington DC, I learned about government administration through several internships in the United States Senate Policy Committee.  In 1975, I graduated from Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, then on to Fordham University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and French, 1979.  Career endeavors included 20 years working in Fortune 100 firms in New York:  New York Life Insurance Real Estate and Mortgage Loan Department, American Express, Citibank, United Artists Theatres and Dunkin Donuts Baskin Robbins.  After years of commercial real estate transactions, I returned to schooling and received my designation as a CCIM-Certified Commercial Investment Member of the CCIM Institute, Chicago, IL.

My business experience in negotiation and problem solving I will apply to the review of the departments in the City Hall, the individual budgets per division and the application of rules.  I ask for your financial support in this endeavor.  Local, regional and national politics today amidst the global pandemic will not be face to face.  No major gatherings will allow me to meet the voters directly.  Much of the work will be by social media, radio, newspaper and direct mailings.  These will all cost money.   Your financial support will give the funds to engage avenues to communicate unlike prior campaigning.  I hope to raise $20,000 to meet those needs.  Any contribution will be greatly appreciated.  Contributions may be made to the website as well:

Thank you for your friendship and support,

Cornelia Downing Manfre, CCIM

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