Debbie Thomas was first elected to office on November 4, 2014, and re-elected on November 6, 2018, by the city at large to serve on the Melbourne City Council as the representative of District 4. She served as Vice Mayor in 2018-2019 and 2016-2017. Her current City Council term will continue until November 2022.
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 (map of Council Districts).
Council Member Thomas sits on the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport Authority Board. She is 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. She is also a member of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce Governance Board.
Council Member 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.
Council Member Thomas had a 10-year career in public safety working as a paramedic for the Harbor City Ambulance Service before retiring to raise her children. In 2000, she worked in education, serving as an assistant teacher for Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.
She and her husband John have three children: Josh, Matthew and Danielle.
900 E. Strawbridge Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32901