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About Deno

Deno Hondros was elected to the Fayetteville City Council in 2022, representing District 9. With a strong personal mission to serve the City, his family calls home, Deno has the desire to help make Fayetteville first in economic growth, family friendliness, health, and well-being. As a Fayetteville native, he has long known that both collective and individual service to the community can make Fayetteville the best it can be. 

Deno is the child of Greek immigrant parents who instilled in him at an early age the value of a strong work ethic, dedication to service, and a family-first perspective—qualities that continue to guide his personal and professional life today. Throughout the span of his career in the food service and real estate industries, he has held a variety of roles, including small business owner and entrepreneur. For more than two decades, Deno has been a Realtor and has owned successful small businesses for more than 30 years. He is currently a Senior Broker at Franklin Johnson Commercial Real Estate.

In 2018, Deno was appointed to serve on the City’s Storm Water Advisory Board (SWAB), earning the chairman seat within 6 months of his appointment. He has also held positions on the City’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Task Force, the City Council Stormwater Committee, the City SPIRIT Committee, the Murchison Choice Planning Committee, and the Salvation Army Board of Directors. His tenure on the Longleaf Pines Board of Realtors has seen him serve on a number of leadership committees of the board including the Legislative, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), and Political Action Committees. Deno is currently the Parish Council President of his church, Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, and has participated in the Long Range Planning, Bylaws, and Greek Festival committees for decades. Deno has also mentored youth playing basketball in both a head coach and an assistant coach role. 

Deno is a graduate of Terry Sanford High School and Fayetteville Technical Community College. He is married to Liza Hondros, who currently serves on the Fayetteville Regional Airport Commission and is a Small Business Owner. Together they have one son, James

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