Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Josie Tamayo as CEO of Volunteer Florida

On August 12, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Josefina “Josie” Tamayo has been appointed as CEO of Volunteer Florida. Tamayo most recently served as General Counsel at the Agency for Health Care Administration. “Josie has served the state for many years, and I know that she will continue to serve to the best of her […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $276,000 to Foster Economic Development Through the Competitive Florida Partnership Program

On August 12, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $276,000 through the Competitive Florida Partnership program to fund the creation of strategic plans for fostering economic development in Archer, Gretna, Keystone Heights, North Miami, Glades County, and Welaka. The program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), supports communities in developing plans to attract new business […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Veterans to Apply for Temporary Teaching Certificates

On August 11, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the launch of a new webpage to help recruit qualified military veterans to join schools across the state. On August 17th, the State Board of Education will consider a rule to formally implement a program for veterans to receive a five-year temporary education certificate while they finish their bachelor’s […]

ICYMI From First Lady Casey DeSantis: Florida Helps, Then Gets Out of the Way

On August 11, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

First Lady Casey DeSantis recently provided commentary on her innovative initiative “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity” in the Wall Street Journal titled “Florida Helps, Then Gets out of the Way.” Click here to read in full.    Tallahassee, Fla. As Florida’s first lady, and a mom with three small children, I’ve poured my […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Mayor Susan Whelchel

On August 10, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development                         Robert S. Weinroth, Commissioner, Palm Beach County                         Scott Singer, Mayor, City of Boca Raton FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:            August 10, 2022 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Mayor Susan Whelchel   On August 5, 2022, Former Mayor Susan Whelchel of Boca Raton passed away. Whelchel was a resident […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Nearly $1.6 Million to Tallahassee Community College Through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

On August 10, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded nearly $1.6 million to Tallahassee Community College (TCC) through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to enhance workforce education opportunities in the healthcare industry. This investment will allow TCC to expand its surgical technology, dental hygiene, and dental assisting programs by purchasing new equipment to enroll and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind Board of Trustees

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ralph Hadley, Owen McCaul and Dr. Thomas Zavelson and the reappointment of Christine Chapman to the Board of Trustees for the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.   Christine Chapman Chapman is the Owner of All American Air Conditioning and Heating. Previously, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Northwest Florida State College District Board of Trustees

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jack “Tanner” Peacock and Dr. Jon Ward and the reappointment of Lori Kelley to the Northwest Florida State College District Board of Trustees.   Lori Kelley Kelley, of Fort Walton Beach, is a certified public accountant at Warren Averett, LLC. She is past National […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the State Apprenticeship Advisory Council

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Karen Nichols and Robert Tidwell to the State Apprenticeship Advisory Council.   Karen Nichols Nichols, of Kissimmee, is the Training Director for the Central Florida Mechanical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. Nichols is the Secretary of the Central Florida Association of Apprenticeship Administrators and is […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Nine to the Florida Citrus Commission

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Christopher Groom, Steve Johnson, Carlos Martinez, Martin McKenna, Paul Meador, William Poulton, John “Pat” Schirard, John Smoak, and Daniel Sutton to the Florida Citrus Commission.   Christopher Groom Groom is the Chief Operating Officer of Florida’s Natural Growers. He currently serves as the Vice […]