DELTONA, Fla. – The city of Deltona is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
With 90,000 residents, Deltona is known as the biggest city in Volusia County.
The “City on the Move” was incorporated in 1995 but it wasn’t easy. The issue of incorporation in Deltona was discussed as early as 1969 but incorporation attempts failed in 1987 and again in 1990. The third and final attempt came in 1995, when the “committee to incorporate” won by over 1,000 votes.
"I look back and I drive around my city a lot. I drive around the city all the time and I'm amazed at the growth," Mayor Heidi Herzberg said.
The growth isn’t expected to slow anytime soon either. Amazon, the largest retailer in the world, is bringing a distribution center to Deltona that will provide hundreds of jobs to the area.
“As mentioned before, we have Amazon coming," Herzberg said. “Who would’ve thought that 25 years ago that concept would even be there?”
City officials said they want to celebrate the city’s anniversary all year and will host another community kickoff event at City Hall on Jan. 29.