In 1993, David Dixon lost his sight and drivers license. For two years, he was isolated and dependent upon church members to get to medical appointments and for groceries. In 1995, he learned about Votran’s door-to-door services through a church member and applied for it. After using the service, he was so impressed that he wanted to be a part of it and make sure other people like himself knew of it. This was the start of his commitment to advocate for individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities. David has been a member of the VolusiaTPOs TDLCB as citizen’s advocate for 13 years.
Mr. Dixon is well respected in the community and is often the first person many elected officials turn to for assistance in understanding disability issues that may arise and projects under consideration. He also works with cities on streetscapes and parks and has consulted with the City of South Daytona on the development of a sensory garden for the disabled. He has consulted with Daytona Beach Shores on their State Road A1A beautification project to ensure compliance with the ADA including the design of bus stops, shelters and sidewalks.
Mr. Dixon’s dedication, perseverance, and “can do” attitude made him the winner of the Transportation Disadvantaged 2010 Volunteer of the Year award!