I was elected Mayor for the City of Bunnell in 2008. I have served on the City Commission for 24 years and served as Vice Mayor for eight of those years. I am a native Floridian, born at the Jacksonville Naval Hospital while my dad fought in the Korean War. My mom retired from Harris Appliance & Furniture after 47 years and my father was elected Superintendent of Schools in Flagler County for 18 years.
I am the oldest of four children and graduated from Bunnell High School (K-12 grade) with a county graduating class of 53 students. I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in dietetics and earned my masters degree in education with a specialty in adult and postsecondary education from Capella University. I was raised in Bunnell and have lived here for most of my adult life. I am married to Rick Robinson, who is a teacher, and together we have four grown children and nine grandchildren.
My employment of the past 25 years is with Florida Health Care Plans, who services Flagler, Volusia, St Johns, Seminole, and Brevard Counties. I am a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator, working as Director of the Diabetes/Health Education Department.
I have served on several committees for Flagler County, including the Pedestrian Bikeway committee and the Rails to Trails committee, and served on the Bunnell Charter Review Committee. I belong to the Flagler County League of Mayors and represent Bunnell as the president of the Northeast Florida Regional Council.
In my spare time, I like to play tennis, racquetball, and enjoy the beautiful nature walks, bike paths, and beaches throughout Flagler County. I love to dance and have a good time with family and friends. I consider it a blessing to sing praises to God and I served on the finance committee in my church for several years. I participated in 5 mission trips in the southeastern part of the United States, rehabbing homes and replacing roofs with the youth.
My interest in Bunnell politics began with a natural-born interest of how the governmental process works and a desire to lower the property taxes and still maintain services to the community. I consider it an honor and privilege to serve at the will of the wonderful people of Bunnell. It is my prayer that my experiences will serve to work toward a better place to live with improvements of safety and quality of life for all of our citizens.