FOR CITY COUNCIL

Law and Order is important to me. I want to keep our citizens safe from crime on our streets. I believe in Home Rule – allowing us to determine what is best for us, not Tallahassee. I will actively attract businesses through partnerships with the city as a means of increasing tax revenue and work to be a good steward of our environment, while remaining fiscally conservative when it comes to spending our tax dollars.

The Leadership Our City Needs

Along with Don’s experience in business, he served as Vice-Chair of the Business and Economic Development Advisory Board for Cape Canaveral for the past 4 years, Commissioner for Parks and Recreation, and a member of the board of directors for a private school. Don has been responsible for hosting community forums with prominent speakers, candidate forums for those running for City Council, and sponsoring Coffee with a Cop whereby residents could meet our local police officers and ask questions or voice concerns.

“I will bring my professional experience to the city council, along with decorum and civility toward opposing views.”

 

Home Rule/Preemption

Our city should be able to determine what is best for our citizens and businesses with minimal interference from Tallahassee. To often large special interests at the state capital promote changes that are pushed down on the local communities without any consideration...

Partnerships

Actively attract businesses through partnerships with the city as a means of increasing tax revenue. Partner with our neighboring municipalities to find mutually beneficial solutions to environmental issues, transportation, and tourism. Create a community partnership...

Civility and Respect

Residents of Cape Canaveral have different concerns and issues that confront them. Each has a right to be heard and their concerns considered with respect. City officials may have opposing views on issues that we face, but should set an example with civil discourse...

Fiscally Conservative

We have many needs within the city and our tax dollars need to be spent wisely. There has been considerable growth and development of city facilities, but we also need to ensure that our infrastructure can meet our increasing demands. We need to make sure that all...

Environment

Our community is responsible for the stewardship of our most precious asset: the ocean and the Banana River. Cape Canaveral must continue to be an example of an environmentally conscious community by promoting efforts to reduce storm water run off into the Banana...

Law and Order

The safety and security of all our residents is very important. We all want to be secure in our homes and property. One way of accomplishing this is to support our law enforcement officers and first responders as they work hard to make our communities safe to live,...

About Don Willis

Don is a retired business executive and entrepreneur with 40 years of experience, having owned his own technology company for the past 14 years. As such, he has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients covering a broad spectrum of issues from large international corporations to small local businesses. Don brings professional experience to the city council, an ability and willingness to listen, along with decorum and civility toward opposing views.

Along with Don’s experience in business, he was Commissioner for Parks and Recreation, Vice-Chair of the Business and Economic Development Advisory Board for Cape Canaveral for the past 4 years, served on the board of directors for a private school, and participated in many community projects such as hosting community forums with prominent speakers, candidate forums for those running for City Council, and sponsoring Coffee with a Cop whereby residents can meet our local police officers and ask questions or voice concerns.

Don is married to Paula Willis and they have three grown children and three grandchildren. He has received a BA, Magna Cum Laude, University of North Carolina, Executive Education from Kenan Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, and PMP Certification Coursework. 

Endorsements

John Zarrella

A word to describe Don Willis.  Contemplative.  I’ve known Don for five years now. I met him at my son’s restaurant.  He immediately struck me as someone who thinks deeply and in a serious but calm way.  He observes and reserves judgement until he’s convinced of the...

Ira Finkelstein, Ellen Murphy

My partner and I are transplanted New Yorkers and retired Law Enforcement members of service from the NYC metropolitan area. We were fortunate to meet Mr. Don Willis when we moved to Cape Canaveral and consider ourselves lucky to call him a friend. Don is a very...

Police Benevolent Association

August 26, 2021 Dear Mr. Willis, I am pleased to inform you of the Coastal Florida PBA's endorsement of your candidacy for CapeCanaveral City Council. Our endorsement carries with it our permission for you to use the Association's name incampaign literature, signage...

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