An Experienced Official for the people

Commissioner Hartman has dedicated 8 years to our great city of New Smyrna Beach

Working for our City

Working with our New Smyrna Beach community.


Preserving the Charm

Commissioner Hartman with Smokey at the Arbor day tree give away.

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Missionary Work

Building strong communities. Commissioner Hartman in Salud y paz on mission work in Guatemala.​

🖋 My Story

"You don't know where you are going, until you know where you have been"

As your Commissioner, I have strived to create an atmosphere that encourages citizens, business and developers, to work together to control growth in a responsible manner.  I envision a City whose governing body holds at the highest level, its citizens, for they are what makes our City unique and livable.  I feel that at the local level, City Commissioners must work to do our part in supporting sustainability, improve traffic safety, and quality of life.  We must also work with County, State and Federal officials to preserve our natural resources for future generations.

Prior the being elected commissioner I had over forty years of service in public safety as a Firefighter/Paramedic. I was active in politics at both the state and local levels and as president of the Firefighters local I felt it was important to be involved in the communities we served. I worked with local leaders on the implementation of new community involvement programs, such as Citizens Emergency Response Teams, and the citizens fire academy.

My wife Lori and I purchased property in New Smyrna Beach in 2003. We permanently moved here in 2012. We have three sons, Christopher, Matthew and Craig. In my spare time I enjoy fishing with Brooks, my grandson, boating, landscaping and spending time outdoors. I’m active in various ministries at my local church. I also have served as President and currently am Treasurer of my Home Owners Association.

Read “How Things Work” on New Smyrna Beach Residents’ Coalition Website.

🚒 Previous Experience

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Public Service

  • Served the citizens of Orlando for 42 years as a firefighter / paramedic, finishing my career as a lieutenant.
  • In the past I served the citizens of Winter Park working in the field as a Firefighter Paramedic
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Community Activity

  • President / Treasurer for 12 years on HOA
  • Serve on the Board of Directors for the SEV YMCA
  • Serve on the board of the Volusia/Flagler Transportation Planning Organization.
  • Active in various ministries at Coronado Community United Methodist Church.
  • Past president of our HOA for 7 years and now Treasurer.

🚨 Extensive Knowledge working with City Emergencies

As president of the Orlando Fire Fighters for 10 years I was able work with city officials to establish safer working conditions. I was active in local elections and actively lobbied state legislators on local bills. I have also helped with the implementation of new community involvement programs such as Citizens Emergency Response Teams. While working at the Winter Park Fire Department, in addition to my normal duties. I have mentored new paramedics and assisted the EMS Supervisors with equipment and supplies.

In the News

🏆 Accomplishments

I would like to talk about some things that we as a commission have accomplished.

  • Enacted a moratorium on SR44 that resulted in increased set back, landscaping buffers and more flexibility with the utility easement.
  • Rewrote our historic and specimen trees ordinance to include more species and added better protection.
  • Require new residential projects to use a “net density” calculation that excludes wetlands and other natural areas.
  • In the Building Department, we adopted construction site management standards to minimize construction impacts on surrounding neighborhoods. that requires fencing, screening, parking requirements, hours of operation, and ground vegetation to mitigate dust if construction doesn’t start in a timely fashion.
  • This year the City Commission unanimously approved the purchase of 152 acres of wildlife habitat and natural areas along Turnbull Creek that was slated to be cleared for a residential subdivision. It is now set aside for environmental preservation in perpetuity. This would not have been possible without the mandate given to us by over 75% of voters here in New Smyrna Beach when they approved the Turnbull Creek Water Quality, Wildlife Habitat, and Natural Areas Protection Bonds.
  • Expanded our neighborhood council to have better representation of all neighborhoods and to share best practices.
  • Replaced the tennis courts and added pickleball. Replaced playground equipment and are in the process of replacing the basketball courts at Pettis Park.
  • Broke ground on the Splash pad at Babe James community center.
  • Added disk golf at Holland park.
  • Installed shade cover and redesigned the playground at 27th street for physically challenged children.

Projects that are funded in this year’s budget are:

Pedestrian safety crosswalk in 5 location.

– A movability study for residents who live south of SR-44.

– A Comprehensive plan for Corbin Park and the Historic west side that includes storm water, street, sidewalks, water, and sewer.

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🌏 The Vision

New Smyrna Beach especially Zone 4 are experiencing tremendous and rapid growth. If we are not to find ourselves often locked in gridlock, we must work with developers, businesses and local citizens to control growth. Most important is that we encourage communication among all groups involved.

I envision a city whose governing body holds at the highest level it’s citizens, for they are what makes our city unique and livable. At the local level we must work to do our part in supporting climate control, in solving the problem of algae in the Indian River Lagoon, in conserving our environment, and in continuing to make all the citizens in our city feel safe and secure.

I will do everything I can as a city commissioner to support, encourage and sustain the charm and beauty of New Smyrna Beach.

🇺🇸 Election Dates


Election Day: Tuesday, August 20, 2024
  • Deadline to Register to Vote: July 22, 2024
  • Public Logic and Accuracy Testing: July 22, 2024 at 9:00am
    • Supervisor of Elections Office – 1750 S Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Deadline to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot: August 8, 2024
  • Early Voting: Saturday, August 10 – Saturday, August 17
    • Early Voting Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Election Day: Tuesday, November 5, 2024
  • Deadline to Register to Vote: October 7, 2024
  • Public Logic and Accuracy Testing: Ocotber 5, 2024 at 8:00am
    • Supervisor of Elections Office – 1750 S Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Deadline to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot: October 24, 2024
  • Early Voting: Monday, October 21 – Saturday, November 2
    • Early Voting Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm

🗝 Contributions

Your contributions are greatly appreciated… Thank you for your support!