Town Manager

The Town of Ponce Inlet operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Town Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town, appointed by the elected Town Council to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Town. The Town Manager provides general guidance and management to all Town departments, implements Council policy, and works with the Council and staff to establish long-range goals, objectives, and priorities. 

 Incorporated into the mission of the Town Manager is a goal to provide courteous, expedient, and professional assistance to all. 

Town Mission Statement

"The Town of Ponce Inlet staff shall be professional, caring, and fair in delivering community excellence while ensuring Ponce Inlet citizens obtain the greatest value for their tax dollar."


Michael Disher has worked for the Town of Ponce Inlet as Senior Planner from 2011 to 2016 and from 2018 to the present first as Assistant Director of Planning & Development and then as Director of Planning & Development. He has also served in the capacity of Interim Town Manager since October 2022. Mr. Disher is a Florida native and has lived in the Daytona Beach area since 1997. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree (Geography) from the University of Georgia in 1994 and a Masters degree in City Planning from Georgia Tech in 1997. He has been certified as a professional planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 2000.