Jon Netts was the second mayor of Palm Coast; he died of COVID-19 in 2021.
by: Elaine Studnicki
On Saturday, May 14, the Palm Coast Historical Society and friends gathered at the PCHS Museum in Holland Park to unveil and dedicate the first history mural in the city to Jon Netts. Netts was the city's second mayor and died in 2021 due to COVID.
Netts was a fierce protector and advocate for all good things in Palm Coast. He loved the arts, having a witty conversation, and the water. He was everywhere in the city, but many of his important projects went unseen by the public. A good example is the millions of dollars brought into the city via his work as Commissioner on the Florida Inland Navigational District. He is truly missed by all and his was a life well lived. You can read more about his legacy at the mural.
The vibrant mural illustrates Palm Coast History and the ITT Presidents and City Mayors who established the community we enjoy today. The artist, Bill Stead, designed and painted the 10’x 8’ arched mural to fit between the museum and office. With the help of City staff, PCHS volunteers, and public support this mural is a piece of our history. You can visit it any time to pick out those community features that you remember and have a conversation with the person next to you.