(Click “Like” to become a fan of the Palm Coast Observer.)
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs briefly considered relocating its law enforcement training center to Palm Coast, to inhabit the Federal Aviation Administration’s leadership training facility on Palm Coast Parkway. Today, Flagler County officials were notified by Russell E. Eilrich, deputy director of the VA, that the deal wasn't going to happen, after all.
Flagler County issued this statement today in response:
“Flagler County was excited to be included on the Veterans Administration's short list,” Flagler County Administrator Craig Coffey said. “Unfortunately, despite a strong team effort, the Veterans Administration informed Flagler County this week that it reconsidered relocating and would not be moving its Law Enforcement Training Center ‘due to a number of factors.’
“Flagler County went to great effort to show an exploratory team from the Veterans Administration the advantages we had to offer,” he said. “We called on our community partners, Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre, the city of Palm Coast and the Flagler County Economic Opportunity Council, to make that presentation. We were informed that we were a strong candidate for the training center.
“Preliminary interest from public and private entities is a very sensitive topic,” Coffey continued. “These opportunities can evaporate as a result of something as seemingly innocent as a premature publicity.
“We will continue to assist Embry-Riddle where we can, to seek out a suitable replacement for the FAA Training Center with all of our community partners,” Coffey said.
Currently 0 Responses
23 Duct Tape Workshop
23 Frieda Zamba Pool Makeover Celebration
25 Palm Coast Memorial Day Ceremony
25 Memorial Day Picnic
Matanzas High School honors seniors on award night
Matanzas High School awarded numerous seniors for all their scholastic work over the years.
Mystique Jazz Dancers win first place Diamond at Peabody
The Mystique Jazz Dancers of Dance Express brought dance to life at the Peabody Auditorium April 26.
Giving back: AAUW gives $7,000 in scholarships
Five women received a significant amount of assistance financially with the help of the AAUW.