Palm Coast, September 11, 2023 – Mike Norris, a dedicated community leader, retired Army officer, and local small business owner proudly announces his candidacy for Mayor of Palm Coast. With a proven track record of service and a vision for a stronger community, Norris is committed to leading the city towards a prosperous and sustainable future for Palm Coast.
As a long-time resident of Palm Coast, Mike Norris understands the unique challenges and opportunities that the city faces. With a career spanning over two decades in public service, Norris brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for building a better Palm Coast. In his campaign announcement, Mike Norris outlined his key priorities for the city with the acronym R.A.I.S.E.
Revitalizing existing infrastructure.
Attracting industrial growth and employment opportunities.
Increasing public safety and security.
Smart growth and expansion by promoting sustainable development.
Empowering the commercial development of town center by supporting the growth of businesses in the central business district.
Mike Norris is no stranger to community involvement. Throughout his career, he has served on various advisory boards and committees, collaborating with residents to address local concerns effectively. As a Critical Infrastructure Protection Officer, Mike managed one of the U.S. military’s largest installations in the Pacific theater.
Mike holds numerous awards and decorations for meritorious combat and job performance, to include two Bronze Stars. He also holds Masters of Arts Degrees in Management & Leadership and Human Resources Management from Webster University, Walker School of Business & Technology, Jacksonville, Florida.
“I am incredibly honored to announce my candidacy for Mayor of Palm Coast,” said Mike Norris. “This city has given so much to me and my family, and it’s time for me to give back by leading us towards a brighter future. Together we can build a stronger community, one that promotes business and empowers the residents to enjoy all of what Palm Coast has to offer.”
As the campaign unfolds, Norris plans to engage in a series of town halls, community events, and will continue to attend all City Hall meetings in order to connect with residents, listen to their concerns, and make sure that the people of Palm Coast are being heard and represented at City Hall.
The primary election is scheduled for August 20, 2024, and Norris is excited to present his vision for Palm Coast’s future to the voters. For more information about the campaign and how to get involved, please visit: www.Norris4mayor.com
About Mike Norris:
Mike Norris is a strong candidate for the Mayor of Palm Coast, because of his extensive leadership experience. As a veteran, with more than 24 years of military service, as both an enlisted soldier and officer, he has a strong sense of commitment to his community, and a desire to a make a difference. As he moved up the ranks of the U.S. Army his responsibilities grew. These responsibilities translated into leadership skills with real world application in the workplace. His experience transferred well into public service when he became a federal civil servant, as an Anti-terrorism and Critical Infrastructure Protection Officer with the U.S. Marine Corps on the island of Okinawa, Japan. While in that position he was tasked, as the second in the civilian chain of command to the Camp Director of Camps Foster, Lester, and Plaza, with making decisions for the good of more than 40,000 constituents. These constituents were comprised of military service members, Department of Defense civilian employees, their dependents, and Japanese nationals who worked on these installations. He was highly involved in the revitalization and total upgrades of infrastructure projects on these facilities, as part of the Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC). During this assignment he was responsible for managing and synchronizing camp functions, through subordinates, to direct substantial workload requirements for successful operation of Camp Foster, Camp Lester, Fort Buckner, Taiyo Golf Course, and Plaza Housing Area. These responsibilities required considerable coordination and integration of a number of major work assignments, infrastructure projects, and program segments of professional, technical, managerial. and administrative work. The scope of this work includes facility management, disaster preparedness and recovery, logistics, community relations, safety, environmental compliance, morale and welfare, quality of life improvements, mission assurance, training site resource management, contracting oversight, base access, community planning, and family and bachelor housing assignments. Mike has an expanded world view thanks to his overseas service and numerous deployments, which offer a perspective that few citizens will ever acquire in their work experience. That experience is invaluable in local leadership positions. As a veteran, all of his life experiences make him a pragmatic and fair leader. Mike is a patriot, his loyalty and love of country will serve him well as Mayor, and will keep him focused on the betterment of the city. He is a honest and respectful man with the core values associated with a veteran, such a loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Values that are often missing in politics, making his presence even more meaningful.
Media Release: Norris4Mayor.com