The Palm Coast Historical Society plans to celebrate National Preservation Month by unveiling a history mural commissioned to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Founding of Palm Coast by International Telephone and Telegraph in October 1970. It will be dedicated to the memory of Mayor Jon Netts at the PCHS Museum on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11 am. All are welcome to attend the event in Holland Park, rain or shine.
Jon Netts, Palm Coast’s second Mayor (2007-2016) died on January 9, 2021 from Covid-19 complications. Jon and his wife Priscilla moved from New Jersey to Palm Coast in 1992. He played a central role in shaping the future of Palm Coast following its incorporation as a City on December 31, 1999. His local public service began that year on the Code Enforcement Board. He later served as both a Council Member and Mayor after being elected for two terms in each position.
At the time of his death he was serving on the Florida Inland Navigation District and had previously served as President of the Palm Coast Historical Society. Netts was a member of the Elks Lodge, who twice named him Citizen of the Year, and was a leader of Habitat for Humanity for three years. Both Jon and Priscilla supported local arts organizations including Flagler Auditorium which opened in 1991.
The four-panel mural, painted by local artist Bill Stead, will depict images ranging from ancient to modern in order to reflect the layers of time which encompass our collective heritage. The Palm Coast Historical Society, with financial assistance from the Flagler County Tourist Development Council, City of Palm Coast, local clubs, businesses, and private individuals collects, preserves, and disseminates material related to the history of the City of Palm Coast and its people.
PCHS also works in cooperation with the Flagler County History Roundtable to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our local area in an effort to promote the social and economic benefits of historic preservation.
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Media Release: Palm Coast Historical Society