2024 Palm Coast Holiday Boat PARADE to Honor Police Dispatcher Megan Burton

Continuing its tradition of recognizing individual outstanding service to the community, the 2024 Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade, presented by the Palm Coast Yacht Club, will be held in honor of Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher Megan Burton. Burton has been named Florida Sheriff Association Dispatcher of the Year. The announcement was made by
Sarah Ulis, Chair of the Parade.
Since 2015 when she and her family moved to Palm Coast from Montana, Burton
has served as a Communications Specialist First Class for the Flagler County Sheriff’s
Office. In that role she has become a vital and prominent link between all members of
the community at large and the emergency and police services which protect them. She
has provided help to thousands of Flagler County citizens and has been credited with
directly saving lives before responders could arrive. Says Sheriff Rick Staly, “Her calm
and professional demeanor has helped callers during times of distress, her attention to
detail has kept our deputies and responders safe and helped them to deliver the best
possible outcome. Her dedication to training new dispatchers have been invaluable to all
of us. We are immensely proud of her accomplishments, most recently as Florida’s
Dispatcher of the Year and honoree for the 2024 Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade.”
Now in its 41 st year, this year’s parade will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2024.
It is expected to retain its stature as the third largest lighted boat parade in the United
States. The Parade attracts thousands of spectators and for the sixth year will be
broadcast live by Flagler Broadcasting on KOOL-FM, 100.9. The City of Palm Coast
will provide worldwide simultaneous live coverage on YouTube.