DeLand, FL - After serving the county for over seven years, Volusia County Emergency Management Director Jim Judge is set to retire at the end of next week.
James A. Judge II first began work with Volusia County on June 1st of 2013, bringing with him 40 years of experience in Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services. From there, Judge helped see the county through numerous natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes, and public health emergencies like Florida's hepatitis A outbreak and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Judge's leadership has also helped Emergency Management respond to the needs of the public in more efficient ways, which can be attributed to an enhanced citizen's information center and the Volusia County app to keep the community better informed on emergency situations.
Judge told the county that he plans to spend his retirement camping, boating, golfing, and spending time with his family. He is set to retire next Friday (January 22nd).
According to a recent Volusia County Council agenda, county officials plan to recognize Judge's retirement and his time with the county at their next meeting on Tuesday (January 19th).