Jane Shang, city manager of Deltona was selected by the Volusia League of Cities to receive the 2016 City Manager of the Year Award. The Volusia League of Cities determines the recipient based upon outstanding leadership that makes their city and Volusia County a better place to live.
In her first year as city manager, Shang has implemented the “Beautify Deltona” campaign, to clean up the neighborhoods and commercial areas. The campaign includes revising and enforcing the City’s solid waste ordinance, litter prevention and demolition of unsafe houses. She has moved forward with plans to build a new Community Center for Deltona, as well as initiating major road improvement projects throughout the City. These varied programs are part of the overall goal to reenergize community pride in Volusia County’s largest city. Renewed pride makes Deltona more attractive to economic development and job growth. Projects of this magnitude are only possible when working as a team. Shang is proud to be part of a team led by Deltona’s City Commission. She is also grateful for the support she has received from the community.
The award was presented to Shang at the Annual Distringuished Services Awards Banquet in DeLand on May 26th.