'I hope I live up to the expectation and the high goals that the city has.'
Citing his background as an attorney, his history of volunteer work, and his graduation from the Citizens Academy, the Palm Coast City Council voted June 5 to select Vincent Lyon as a temporary City Council member representing District 4, replacing Steve Nobile, who resigned in May to move to Tampa.
Lyon was selected with a 3-1 vote, with City Councilwoman Heidi Shipley voting for another application, Charles Johnson.
City Councilman Bob Cuff, a lawyer with a beard, jokingly reassured the audience that he was voting for Lyon based on his qualifications, and “not just because he has a beard and because he’s a lawyer.”
After he was sworn in, Lyon took his seat on the dais. In his closing comments of the night, he said, “I hope I live up to the expectation and the high goals that the city has.”
Lyon will serve in this role until a replacement is elected. As of now, two people have filed for election — John E. Tipton IV and Jose Eduardo Branquinho — with qualifying ending June 23.