William “Dave” Denny was promoted to the position of Acting City Manager by a unanimous vote of the Deltona City Commission on February 4, 2013. He oversees the ten City Departments, including Building & Enforcement
Services, Planning & Development Services, the City Clerk’s Office, Finance Department, Public Works Department, Human Resources, Deltona Water, Parks & Recreation, the Deltona Fire Department and the City Manager’s Office which encompasses Public Information & Communication, Economic Development, and Information & Technology Services. He is also responsible for the law enforcement contract with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Prior to the appointment of Acting City Manager, he had served the City as the Deputy City Manager since February, 2009. Said to be something the City “bargained for” when they purchased the water utility from Florida Water Services in January 2004, Mr. Denny became the City’s Utility Director upon the purchase of the Utility. He served in that capacity until July 2006, and became the Public Works Director when the Utilities and Public Works functions were combined. Prior to his service with the City, Mr. Denny was Vice President of Operations/ Engineering for Florida Water Services, Apopka. He had been employed by Florida Water Services and Deltona Utilities, Miami, since 1969. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Denny has an Associate's Degree from Clinch Valley College, Wise, VA. He has completed training programs in Operations of Wastewater Treatment Plants and Water Treatment Plants from California State University, Sacramento, CA, and Supervisory Management in the Water/Wastewater Field from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Mr. Denny maintains certifications in Wastewater Collection Systems, Class A, and Water Distribution Systems, Class A. He is a certified instructor through the Florida Water and Pollutions Control Operators Association for Wastewater Collection Systems, Water Distribution Systems and Supervisory Management. He coached the Florida Water Services “Top-Ops” Team to seven straight Florida State Championships and three International Championships in 1999, 2001 and 2004.
His professional memberships include the American Water Works Association, the Florida Section American Water Works Association, the Water Environmental Federation, the Florida Water Environmental Association, the Florida Water Pollution Control Operators Association, the Water Environmental Federation and the American Public Works Association.
Mr. Denny has lived in Florida since 1969 and has been in the Central Florida area for more than twenty years.