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Valerie Hanchar  
City Council
Title: Vice-Mayor
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Valerie Porter-Hanchar

Term Expires:  November 2022

Vice-Mayor Hanchar was elected and sworn into office on December 22, 2018 to seat number 4 and appointed Vice-Mayor.  She serves as the City Council Liaison to the Transportation Planning Organization and as an Alternate Liaison to the Tourist Development Council.

She is a 3rd generation "Dunnellonite" and a graduate from Citrus High School.  Vice-Mayor Hanchar began her real estate career in 1991 and co-founded one of the oldest real estate firms in Dunnellon.  She is currently a Broker Associate with Bricks and Mortar Real Estate & Development.

She is a former Dunnellon City Councilwoman serving from 1998 to 2002, as Vice-Mayor 2000 until 2002 and from 2016 to current.  Vice-Mayor Hanchar has served on various Marion County boards and is a former Junior League of Ocala member and president.  She is a lifelong member of the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church where she is an elder.

Vice-Mayor Hanchar and her husband Donald have been married 20 years and have two children.  She is a avid equestrian and cherishes the Rainbow River considering herself a "River Rat".  She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and traveling when time permits.

Vice-Mayor Hanchar has expressed her goal as a councilmember is to honor those who have served before her and to be a guardian of her hometown, protecting the heritage, river and Dunnellon way of life. 

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