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  1.  "I come from a proud family that has been involved with public service for as long as I can remember. I want to work for you. We need to create:
  2.  More living wage jobs
  3.  Create a Business-friendly attitude among staff
  4.  Focus on economic development to bring jobs to the area
  5.  Sports and recreation expansion
  6.  Cap on tax increases for the community
  7.  Streamline expenditures by reviewing line items
  8.  Prepare for economic challenges.
  9.  With nearly four decades of business experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done."
Education and Career

Cornelia Downing Manfre grew up in Washington, DC,  and received a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University, 1979 majoring in Urban Studies and French.  She was employed by Fortune 100 firms in New York in their respective corporate real estate departments overseeing the purchase, sale and leasing of firm assets.  After moving to Florida in 1999, Cornelia became a Florida Real Estate Broker and was instrumental in the sales of major land sites in Flagler:  6,800 acre land sale to Palm Coast Holdings, Kohl’s, Belk, Lowes and Publix/SunTrust in the Hammock. 


She has received the CCIM Designation from the CCIM Institute of Chicago, IL.  The designation was earned after 160 hours of case study, portfolio submission and complete comprehensive examination.  Currently, Cornelia is a member of the ONE Sotheby’s International Realty firm in the Hammock area of Palm Coast. 

Cornelia's Family

She is wife to Former Sheriff Jim Manfre, who is in private practice. Her children all attended Flagler Palm Coast Hight School, Catherine 2005, Alec 2007 and Barret 2015.  Catherine completed University studies at New York University and an MBA from University of Virginia Darden School. She is married to Mohamed Boraie who completed the American University in Cairo, Egypt and University of Maryland Robert F. Smith School of Business receiving an MBA and a Masters in Finance.  Catherine works for the federal government. Mr. Boraie works in management consulting. Alec attended Georgia Institute of Technology  and is the COO of an energy software company in Austin, TX and is married to Alli Manfre who also attended Georgia Institute of Technology and works in management consulting, and Barret attended Duke University.  Barret currently is serving as an Lieutenant in the United State Navy. His wife, Leo Manfre works for a management consulting company

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