Debbie Thomas was elected to office on November 4, 2014, by the city at large to serve on the Melbourne City Council as the representative of District 4. She was appointed to serve as Vice Mayor on November 22, 2016. Her current City Council term will continue until November 2018.
District 4 covers an area that begins north of Orlando-Melbourne International Airport and extends south to Palm Bay Road. Babcock Street serves as the district's primary boarder to the east, and the City of West Melbourne is the district's primary boarder to the west (view map of Council Districts).
Vice Mayor Thomas sits on the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport Authority Board. She is also a member of the Transit One Coalition, a community coalition that shares a common vision of improving mass transit in Brevard County, including bus-riding and van-pooling, to help resolve traffic issues in Brevard County.
Vice Mayor Thomas was born in Montreal, Canada, and was four years old when she moved with her parents to Satellite Beach. She attended Satellite High School and Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College). She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2004.
Vice Mayor Thomas had a 10-year career in public safety working as a paramedic for the Harbor City Ambulance Service before retiring to raise her three children. In 2000, she worked in education, serving as an assistant teacher for Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.
Vice Mayor Thomas and her husband John have three children: Josh, Matthew and Danielle.
900 E. Strawbridge Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32901