VIDEO RELEASE: Governor Ron DeSantis Wishes Floridians a Happy Thanksgiving

On November 22, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Video available for use courtesy of the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis.    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis released a video in advance of Thanksgiving: I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, President George Washington issued a proclamation for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer” for the […]

VIDEO RELEASE: Governor DeSantis Speaks at 44th Annual Southeastern United States – Japan Conference

On November 18, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Video available for use courtesy of the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis.    ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis welcomed a diplomatic delegation from Japan to Florida and provided the keynote address for the opening ceremony of the Southeastern United States – Japan Conference (SEUS-Japan). Throughout the day, Governor DeSantis met with leading officials from […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $8.7 Million for Hurricane Ian Recovery Efforts and Workforce Education

On November 16, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MATLACHA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $7.7 million through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant program and the Job Growth Grant Fund (JGGF) to support a large-scale rapid credentialing effort between three state colleges, two technical colleges, and Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs). Governor DeSantis also announced $1 million through the […]

Florida Designates 114 Purple Star Schools

On November 15, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced 114 schools in 10 counties across the state will be designated as Florida’s first class of Purple Star campuses in recognition of their support for the children of military families. Governor DeSantis made the announcement while visiting Fort Walton Beach High School in Okaloosa County, which […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Three Judicial Appointments

On November 14, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces three judicial appointments: one to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, one to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court, and one to the DeSoto County Court.   Dustin Anderson, of New Port Richey, to serve as Judge on the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court   Anderson has served as a […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $1.3 Million to the City of Marathon through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

On October 28, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MARATHON, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $1.3 million to the City of Marathon through the Job Growth Grant Fund to make infrastructure improvements at the intersection of Highway US-1 (Overseas Highway) and Banana Boulevard. Grant funding will support widening US-1, adding a turn lane, and installing utility infrastructure including nearly a mile of new […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Hillsborough Community College District Board of Trustees

On October 27, 2022, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Arthur “Chip” Diehl III and the reappointment of Gregory Celestan and Brian Lametto to the Hillsborough Community College District Board of Trustees. Arthur “Chip” Diehl III Diehl is the Managing Director of Diehl & Associates. He served nearly 30 years in the United States Air […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Aaron Miri to the Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees

On October 27, 2022, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Aaron Miri to the Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees. Aaron Miri Miri is the Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer for Baptist Health. In 2020, the United States Senate appointed him to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to Florida Is For Veterans, Inc. Board of Directors

On October 27, 2022, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jeffrey Cathey, Mark Harden, and Warren “Rocky” McPherson to Florida Is For Veterans, Inc. Board of Directors. Jeffrey Cathey Cathey is the former Senior Military Affairs Executive for Bank of America. He served nearly 30 years in the United States Navy where he retired as […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Assistance for Debris Removal and Temporary Housing for Floridians Impacted by Hurricane Ian

On October 26, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced efforts to identify and remove vessels and other debris from waterways and to expedite the removal of debris on private and commercial properties, including the use of various technology platforms and satellite imagery to allow FEMA to more quickly determine program eligibility. Governor DeSantis also […]