Governor Ron DeSantis: Florida’s Seaports Are Open and Ready to Meet Holiday Demands

On October 19, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida Seaports have open capacity and can meet holiday demand, while other seaports across the country are struggling to keep up. Governor DeSantis made the announcement at JAXPORT, where he was joined by Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault and Florida Seaport executives. Seaports including […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of General Colin Powell

On October 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Development and Management FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis  DATE:             Monday, October 18, 2021 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of General Colin Powell _________________________________________________________________________   Today, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $6 Million Infrastructure Investment for Sumter County

On October 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

SUMTERVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $6 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund award to Sumter County to help complete a one and a half mile road expansion that serves a 300-acre industrial park. The road expansion will support high-demand fields like manufacturing and construction, creating nearly 7,000 jobs and adding an […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $6.1 Million to Support Workforce Education in Hernando County

On October 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $6.1 million is being awarded to Hernando County through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for the development of an 18-acre site where Pasco Hernando State College and Suncoast Technical Education Center will build additional campuses and provide new workforce training programs for residents. The training offered at […]

MEMO: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers’ Memorial Service 

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Development and Management FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:             Friday, October 15, 2021 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers’ Memorial Service   This […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Twelve to the Florida Commission on Community Service

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Tajiana Ancora-Brown, Christina Bonarrigo Vilamil, Jayne Cerio, Henri Crockett, John Davis, Ebo Entsuah, Adam Farout, Dakeyan Graham, Autumn Karlinsky, Kerry Schultz, Kelli Walker and Ameiko Watson to the Florida Commission on Community Service, also known as Volunteer Florida. Tajiana Ancora-Brown Ancora-Brown, of Winter Garden, is […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Jonathan Hawayek to the Rare Disease Advisory Council

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jonathan Hawayek to the Rare Disease Advisory Council. Jonathan Hawayek Hawayek is State Government Affairs Lead for Spark Therapeutics. Previously, he held government affairs positions with Zoll Medical and Allergan. Hawayek earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the State University of New York […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Board of Veterinary Medicine

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Rudd Nelson and Sharon Powell to the Board of Veterinary Medicine. Rudd Nelson Nelson, of Fort Lauderdale, is a licensed veterinarian practicing at Bayview Animal Clinic. He has served on the Board of Veterinary Medicine since 2016 and is a member of the American Veterinary […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.69 Million to the City of North Port to Invest in Infrastructure and Create Local Job Opportunities

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

NORTH PORT, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $1.69 million award to the City of North Port through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for the installation of water and wastewater infrastructure across 500 acres at the Panacea Activity Center. The City of North Port represents 20 percent of Sarasota County’s growth over the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis to Biden Administration: Do Your Job, Enforce the Law, Stop Incentivizing Illegal Immigration

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Instead of changing course to stop the crisis of mass illegal immigration occurring at the southwest border, the Biden Administration has taken yet another action to further weaken immigration enforcement, which will exacerbate the Biden Border Crisis. In a policy memo issued this week by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the […]