The day Edward Medina fell in love with the need for speed (in the Economic Development Suite at Daytona International Speedway somewhere around the year 2000)! In this picture he is discussing (painting the picture of) the future creation of Sandbox Harbor in the Daytona Beach area and exploring options for financial assistance and strategic partnerships with county council members and VCBDC, the private/public ED partnership. In the ensuing months a property was identified, concepts were created, and Ed assembled an incredible team of friends and imagineers to take his vision and turn it in to reality. This picture popped up in memories about 6 years ago. We messaged, and he let us know that the vision is still alive. Just can’t help but feel that he’s up there making deals and pushing it forward. Miss you, Ed Medina, Hugs and love to you, Nate.
Ed was a valued and respected writer in The Drawing Board. It’s hard to believe he’s gone, especially since we’ve not begun meeting in person yet; but we feel his absence and will always miss his voice.