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Jon Netts, Former Palm Coast Mayor and Councilman, Passes Away at 78

Courtesy of Palm Coast Government.
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Update, Sunday 1:19 pm: It has been confirmed that Mayor Netts’ cause of death was complications from COVID-19. He was at AdventHealth Palm Coast at the time of death.

Jon Netts, former Mayor of Palm Coast and Palm Coast City Councilman has passed away, current Mayor Milissa Holland has announced. Netts has served the city of Palm Coast for over two decades, most recently serivng the remainder of Councilman Jack Howell’s term after Howell resigned over health issues.

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Holland’s official statement read:

It is with utmost sorrow that I relay to you the terrible news that the Honorable Jon Netts — Palm Coast Mayor, Council Member, friend, public servant and husband has passed away.

Mayor Netts has served his community with extreme honor and distinction for 22 years, a gentle, brilliant and skilled man who never shied from serving his constituents with vigor, decency and integrity.  His wealth of knowledge about past and present matters in Palm Coast helped to establish substantive policies while bringing out the very best from all other leaders who served alongside of him.  Mayor Netts has championed a philosophy of ethics and solid principles that led Palm Coast residents to a most sought-after quality of life.

Jon Netts fiercely loved Palm Coast and I know that I can express from all of us our very deepest sympathies to his family and friends as we together learn how to cope as a City without one of our most beloved pioneers and companions.

Please keep his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

The circumstances of Netts’ passing are currently unknown, but this article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

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