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David Cadle was elected Mayor of Crestview and took office in April of 2007 following a 38-year career as a high school band director. A native of Craigsville, West Virginia, his career included four years at Gilmer County High School in Glenville and six years at Richwood High School in Richwood before accepting the position of director of Crestview High School's Big Red Machine band in 1978. During his tenure the band program grew from 100 members to as many as 280 and received national acclaim as one of Florida's outstanding bands. Under his leadership the band represented Crestview in Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington and other parts of the United States. He served on the executive board of the Florida Bandmasters Association that governed middle school and high school instrumental programs for the state. He also was district chairman of District 1 FBA and was responsible for the school programs in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties. He was Crestview High School's Teacher of the Year in 1998 and 2006.
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Mr. Cadle holds a Bachelor's degree from Marshall University in West Virginia and a master's degree from the University of West Florida. He and his wife, Shirley, are the parents of Philip, Jeremy, and Benjamin and they enjoy the companionship of their grandsons, Triston and Matthew, and granddaughter, Aubrey.
"These are exciting times as the City of Crestview is experiencing unprecedented growth and expansion. The challenge this growth creates gives us a wonderful opportunity to provide innovative and creative solutions to the problems we may face. By working together we can make Crestview a modern and progressive city." - Mayor David Cadle
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