Palm Coast, Florida, March 12, 2024 – Continuing its tradition of recognizing individual outstanding service to the community, the 2024 Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade, presented by the Palm Coast Yacht Club, will be held in honor of Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher Megan Burton.  Burton has been named Florida Sheriff Association Dispatcher of the Year.  The announcement was made by Sarah Ulis, Chair of the Parade.

Since 2015 when she and her family moved to Palm Coast from Montana, Burton has served as a Communications Specialist First Class for the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.  In that role she has become a vital and prominent link between all members of the community at large and the emergency and police services which protect them.  She has provided help to thousands of Flagler County citizens and has been credited with directly saving lives before responders could arrive.

Says Sheriff Rick Staly, “Her calm and professional demeanor has helped callers during times of distress, her attention to detail has kept our deputies and responders safe and helped them to deliver the best possible outcome.  Her dedication to training new dispatchers have been invaluable to all of us. We are immensely proud of her accomplishments, most recently as Florida’s Dispatcher of the Year and honoree for the 2024 Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade.”

Now in its 41st year, this year’s parade will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2024.  It is expected to retain its stature as the third largest lighted boat parade in the United States.  The Parade attracts thousands of spectators and for the sixth year will be broadcast live by Flagler Broadcasting on KOOL-FM, 100.9.  The City of Palm Coast will provide worldwide simultaneous live coverage on YouTube.