PLATFORM

  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 from the effects of the global pandemic
  9.  With nearly three decades of business experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done."
GET TO KNOW CORNELIA AND HER PLATFORM
Education and Career

Cornelia Downing Manfre grew up in Washington, DC, graduated Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School 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 First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty firm in the Hammock area of Palm Coast. 

Business-Friendly Environment
Excerpt from Palm Coast Observer Election Guide - Publishing Date - July 16, 2020

Palm Coast Observer asks:  The city should offer more incentives to entice job-creating companies to move to Palm Coast.
Cornelia answers Tax incentives should be supported.  Joint venturing with Enterprise Florida is recommended to support business recruitment.​

Housing
Excerpt from Palm Coast Observer Election Guide - Publishing Date - July 16, 2020

Palm Coast Observer asks:  "City codes should be amended to encourage construction of higher density housing."


Cornelia answers:  "In order to provide greater “work force” living with affordable pricing, the greater volume of units/acre is necessary for a developer to financially provide lower rentals."

Healthcare
Excerpt from Palm Coast Observer Election Guide - Publishing Date - July 16, 2020

Palm Coast Observer asks:  The city should spend $1.5 million to support MedNex.

Cornelia answers:  Only with shared contribution from the State of Florida should we consider this expenditure.   With the development of MedNex, it will  trigger the future development in Town Center.

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.  Both work in management consulting. Alec attended Georgia Institute of Technology  and has his own firm Bractlet 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 Ensign in the United State Navy in San Diego, CA.

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Political advertisement paid for and approved by Cornelia Downing Manfre, Candidate for Palm Coast City Council.