City of Destin council and staff bid farewell to Councilman Skip Overdier

The Destin Log
Skip Overdier

DESTIN — Councilman Skip Overdier has resigned from the Destin City Council, due to selling his home within the city limits of Destin. Overdier plans to relocate to Texas.

Overdier was elected to the city council in 2018 and served on multiple local and regional committees to include the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council, Northwest Florida Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Okaloosa County Economic Development Council and West Florida Regional Planning Committee.

“I’ll always treasure the time I spent here and hope each and every one of you continue to do the good things you do for this community," Overdier said at his final council meeting last week. "It’s folks like you that make this the special place that it is.”

The entire 2020 Chamber Ambassador Club received last year’s Paul Woolman Ambassador of the Year. Accepting on behalf of the entire club were, from left, Lindsey Polk of Harris Business Machines, Brenda Gray of Hilton Garden Inn Destin Miramar Beach, Bill Head, Dion Moniz of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC & Emerald Coast Title Services, Destin City Councilor Skip Overdier, and David Butler of Faith Assembly Christian Church.

Since moving to Destin in 2011, Overdier has held multiple retired military and civic leadership roles and was an active chamber ambassador with the Destin Chamber of Commerce, the Destin Rotary Club, Crispy Warriors and much more.

“Skip has served the community well and it was a pleasure serving alongside him. He always worked with council and staff for the betterment of this city, and we will miss his leadership,” stated Destin City Manager, Lance Johnson.

Destin City Councilman Skip Overdier speaks to members of the Destin Snowbirds Club before an official ribbon cutting at the Destin Community Center in 2019.

Overdier’s term ends in November 2022. Destin’s City Charter states that when a council seat is vacated a new member must be elected no sooner than 60 days and no longer than 90 days from the date it becomes empty.