Flagler County swears in new commissioners

November 21, 2018 – Two newly-elected commissioners for the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners took the oath of office on Tuesday morning, and then the commission convened to elect its chair and vice-chair for the coming year.

Joe Mullins – a native of Evans, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, and president and CEO of The Mullins Companies – was elected to a four-year term of office representing District 4.

“I look forward to working with the other commissioners,” Mullins said. “This seat, and I want to be clear about this, is for the public. I am just your voice and a catalyst to carry what you the residents want, and to always do what is best for the community.”

Greg Hansen, who was appointed about 18 months ago to finish out the remainder of the late Frank Meeker’s term representing District 2, was elected to his first full four-term of office. He is a retired U.S. Navy captain of 27 years, who reported directly to the Secretary of the Navy while serving in appropriations. He earned his master's degree from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. 

“It’s fun to be elected,” he said. “It gives you more confidence that the people have faith in you. I love this job.”

The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to affirm Commissioner Donald O’Brien, who represents District 5, as chairman, and David Sullivan, who represents District 3, as vice-chairman.