Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nearly $150 Million in Awards to Florida Communities for More Resilient Infrastructure

On April 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Lakeland, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that more than $148 million has been awarded to communities through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program. The program, administered by DEO, allows local governments to develop large-scale infrastructure projects to make communities more resilient to future disasters. “My administration remains […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Directs DEP To Develop Long-Term Closure Plan For Piney Point

On April 13, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor also commits $15.4 million for innovative technologies Palmetto, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced next steps in the state’s response to the ongoing issues at Piney Point. The Governor is directing the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to develop a long-term plan to close the site. Governor DeSantis was joined at the Piney […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Holds Roundtable with Public Health Experts to Discuss Big Tech Censorship

On April 12, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis held a roundtable with renowned doctors and epidemiologists to discuss Big Tech censorship and the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s meeting follows the recent decision by Google to remove video footage of a previous roundtable the Governor held with these experts from its video-sharing platform, YouTube. “YouTube’s decision to remove […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Eight to the Concrete Masonry Education Council Board of Directors

On April 9, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Mark Smith, Darryl Fales, Earl Losier, Troy Maschmeyer, Rockie Jenkins, William Parsons, Justin Lord and Robert Carlton to the Concrete Masonry Education Council Board of Directors. Mark Smith Smith, of Bell, is the owner of Bell Concrete Products and Columbia Ready Mix. He is […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

On April 9, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Angelita Salado and Joaquin Molina to the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Angelita Salado Salado, of Miami, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Catholic Charities. She is a member of the Florida Counseling Association and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission

On April 9, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Darla Portman and Christopher Nebbeling to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Darla Portman Portman, of Wesley Chapel, is a Master Police Officer with the City of Tampa Police Department. She is currently the President of the Tampa Police Benevolent Association and serves […]