IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Governor Ron DeSantis Provides Week Three Update of COVID-19 Vaccine Plan and Affirms Florida’s Commitment to Prioritizing Seniors 65+

On December 30, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor joined by Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner and the Palm Beach County Department of Health to kick off vaccinations for 300 senior residents at Kings Point Delray Beach, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference at Kings Point in Delray Beach to provide an update regarding Week Three of Florida’s vaccine distribution […]

Governor Ron DeSantis, Hospital CEOs Announce Distribution Plan for Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Recognize Statewide Progress on Vaccine Distribution

On December 29, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the State of Florida’s distribution plan for this week’s allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Governor also recognized statewide progress on vaccine distribution. “Thanks to our state’s strong partnership with the federal government and Florida hospitals, more than 146,000 individuals have been vaccinated in Florida, including front-line health […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Highlights Major Mental Health Accomplishments Achieved in 2020

On December 22, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. –  Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis reflected on the administration’s major mental health accomplishments achieved in 2020. From the beginning of the administration, First Lady DeSantis has prioritized mental health and substance abuse awareness, crafting bold initiatives, raising the bar for all involved in policymaking related to the continuum of care and leveraging […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Administration’s Major Accomplishments of 2020

On December 22, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted the efforts his administration has taken on behalf of Floridians over the past year. Governor Ron DeSantis said, “This has been a year of challenges, but it has also been a year of historic feats, innovation and resiliency. With record investments in education and the environment, continued […]

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Highlights 2020 Administration Successes

On December 22, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez highlighted the 2020 Administration successes under her leadership across public health, census, space, human trafficking and various other areas. “This year was largely shaped by an unprecedented global health crisis. We continue to work collaboratively with local, state, and national leaders, organizations and entities to address COVID-19 […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Chairs Children and Youth Cabinet Meeting

On December 22, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis, chair of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, hosted a virtual meeting to hear from Christmas for Fosters, a Pinellas Park organization that supports foster children during Christmas. The First Lady and Cabinet also received updates regarding foster care and adoption in our state. “It was a […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $20 Million for Protection and Preservation of Biscayne Bay

On December 21, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Key Biscayne, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $20 million investment into the protection and preservation of Biscayne Bay, a joint funding initiative between the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County. The Governor was joined at the announcement by Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein. The […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Historic Week in Florida

On December 18, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis released a video message to Floridians highlighting the first week of COVID-19 vaccinations in the state, including the news that Florida was the first state in the nation to vaccinate residents of long-term care facilities. Additionally, the Governor met with small business owners and restaurant workers who shared their experiences […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Pamela Payne to the Florida Commission on Human Relations

On December 18, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Pamela Payne to the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Pamela Payne Payne, of Jacksonville, is the Vice President of Northern Florida Recruiting and Consulting Services. Previously, she was a director and supervisor with Duval County Public Schools and a Human Relations Specialist with Hillsborough […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Claudia Vicencio and Tanya Kraus to the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

On December 18, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Claudia Vicencio and Tanya Kraus to the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Claudia Vicencio Vicencio, of Hollywood, is the Director for Clinical Services for Outpatient Behavioral Health at Memorial Healthcare System. She is a licensed marriage […]