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County Manager's Office
1101 East 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: (407) 665-7219
Fax: (407) 665-7958


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County Manager's Office

Joseph Forte, Deputy County Manager

Joseph A. Forte - Deputy County ManagerEducation
Warner Southern College, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in Organizational Management.  Daytona Beach College, Associates Degree, with honors, in Fire Sciences.

Employment Experience
Served eight years as the City Manager of Holly Hill, Florida. Prior service with Holly Hill included a two year appointment as the Assistant City Manager and a four year of service as Fire Chief.

Professional Affiliations
International City/County Management Association
Florida City and County Management Association
International Personnel Management Association
Kiwanis Club (Past President)
Prior affiliations include the Florida Fire Chiefs Association, the National Fire Protection Association, and the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Community Involvement
Past President of the Holly Hill Kiwanis Club
Coordinator and Participant of Make a Difference Day activities
Past President of the Volusia County Fire Chiefs Association
Established the first Relay For Life cancer walk in Holly Hill
Active in the Chamber of Commerce

Personal Information
Joe was born in Long Island and relocated to Palm Coast in 1989. He married his high school sweetheart, Dora, in 1984 and they have three children. One son, Jason, is a firefighter with Flagler County; two daughters, Brittney and Ashley, both attending UCF. Brittney is studying elementary teaching and Ashley is studying civil engineering. Joe enjoys spending time with his family, cruising, and making wine.

Contact Information
Phone: (407) 665-7224
Fax:     (407) 665-7958
Seminole County Services Building
1101 E. First Street
Sanford, FL 32771