Message Regarding COVID-19

A Message from the Chair

It’s become clear these are strange and difficult times and this is our new normal for some time. When news about COVID-19 began intensifying, it seemed appropriate for this organization to take a moment to understand the extent of this pandemic. We put on hold several committee meetings and even rescheduled our golf tournament to November; invoicing stopped though payments to our vendors are still being made. Thank you to the several golf tournament contributors who allowed us to retain payments and apply them to the new date. 
Our Executive Director, Kerry Karl, has been checking-in on a host of members to get a sense of the impact to the land development industry. So far, all have expressed they are still progressing with project work, thankfully. Moving forward, our leadership’s focus is going to be on the future of development as economic repercussions of COVID-19 begin to be experienced. 
As land development continues, I would ask that our members remain committed to promoting responsible development in Volusia and Flagler counties. If you need a helping hand, please reach out. We don’t have all the answers, but we are happy to help try to find them for you. VCARD has been a family for over 30 years; we will remain one through this.
Should you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director Kerry Karl at or her cell 407.967.8723.
Be well,
Patrick Opalewski, CCIM
General Manager, VeeCor Property Management 
A Message from the Executive Director

To the members of VCARD/FCARD,

When I took the helm of this organization nearly four years ago, I felt truly humble to be part of a 30+ year legacy. And, I made it a personal goal to see it through the next 30 years. Though I know I can’t do that alone: I might be the heart of the organization, but you all are the lifeblood. I am deeply indebted to those who have shown your support of both me and VCARD through this uncertain time and I appreciate the encouragement.

I have been tasked to collect data, which will help the land development industry chart a path forward in what is still an unforeseen economic future. Should you have insights, resources or even can tell me how your work is going please do not hesitate to share with me.

In the meantime, see two COVID-19 resources in the sidebar to the right.

All the best during these times,

Kerry Karl

VCARD/FCARD Executive Director

New website and the result of Volusia County, the cities, Team Volusia and CEO Business Alliance with input from chambers:

Volusia Business Resources

And the other is helpful information on COVID-19 from the Daytona Regional Chamber which is constantly maintained:

Daytona Regional Chamber COVID Info


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