History on City Commission
Harold Briley was elected to the City Commission as City Commissioner for Zone 4 in November 2022. In addition to Zone 4 Commissioner, he is serving as Deputy Mayor.
Education & Work History
Harold Briley was born at Halifax Hospital and raised in Ormond Beach. He attended Ormond Beach Elementary School, Ormond Beach Junior High School, and graduated from Seabreeze High School in 1990.
After attending Daytona Beach Community College, Briley started working for Volusia County government in the Traffic Engineering Division. He worked there for 21 years before becoming a real estate agent for Adams, Cameron and Company in 2014. In 2020, he was the President of the Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS® and awarded REALTOR® of the Year. In 2022, he served as District Vice-President for Florida REALTORS®. Earlier in his career, Briley served as a Legislative Messenger in the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee for Representative Richard Graham.
Briley's community involvement began in his teen years. In 1987, his interest in saving the historic Ormond Hotel got him involved with the Citizens for Ormond Beach. He was involved in several other civic groups interested in trying to preserve and restore the hotel, until its demolition in 1992. In 1994, he was appointed to the Ormond Beach Beautification Board and the Downtown Revitalization Task Force, which was the precursor to Ormond Main Street, which was started in 1996, where he was a founding member and served as President from 2001-2003. Briley served two stints on the Ormond Beach Planning Board, first from 1996 to 2006, and again from 2011-2022, where he served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman. He also served on the Ormond Beach Development Review Board from 1996 to 2006, and served as Chairman. He also chaired the Land Development Code Re-write Committee from 2001 to 2003. Briley is currently a member of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Ormond Yacht Club.
Briley and his wife Lori have one son, who is a student at Florida State University. In his free time, Briley enjoys fishing and the great outdoor opportunities that Ormond Beach offers.