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Daytona Beach Shores

Volusia County

Year Founded: 1960


On April 20, 1960, a meeting was held at the Winn Dixie Plaza to organize a municipal corporation. A temporary chairman who had posted notice as a freeholder called the meeting to order. Voters were registered and a permanent chairman was appointed for incorporation purposes. Ballots were cast of which 153 voted in favor of incorporation, 20 opposed. A total of 157 voted in favor of adopting the name “Daytona Beach Shores.” The first Council meeting was held on April 22, 1960. Resolution 60-1 was adopted declaring the Town Council organized. Within seven years, a referendum was held to incorporate as a “city.” A special election on August 22, 1967 adopted the charter providing for a form of government as passed by the 1967 session of the Florida Legislature.

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