Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Announce Two Appointments to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet

On July 16, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the appointments of Jessica Costello and Forough Hosseini to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet. “I’m pleased to appoint Jessica Costello and Forough Hosseini to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, as I am confident they will faithfully serve our state’s youth […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Holds Two Listening Sessions on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Jacksonville and West Palm Beach

On July 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis held two listening sessions on mental health and substance abuse, the first at First Coast High School in Jacksonville and the second at the Hanley Foundation in West Palm Beach. Today’s listening sessions were part of the First Lady’s Hope for Healing Florida campaign, which strives to […]

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

On July 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jennifer Brown and the reappointments of Thomas McGehee Jr. and Wayne Young to the Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees. Jennifer Brown Brown, of Jacksonville, is the Executive Director of KIPP Jacksonville Charter Schools. Brown is a proud U.S. Army Veteran […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $750,000 in Community Planning Technical Assistance Grants to 19 Florida Communities

On July 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $750,000 in Community Planning Technical Assistance grants to 19 Florida communities. These grants, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), assist communities in creating innovative planning and development strategies to promote economic diversity while protecting environmentally sensitive areas. “Community planning is critical to […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Joel Schleicher to the Southwest Florida Water Management District

On July 12, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Joel Schleicher to the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Joel Schleicher Schleicher, of Sarasota, is an entrepreneur and operator of technology companies selling enterprise solutions. He has served on the Southwest Florida Water Management District since 2017. Currently, Schleicher is the executive chairman of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Two Judicial Appointments

On July 12, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Stacy Youmans to the Fifth Circuit Court and Jeffrey Hendriks to the St. Lucie County Court. Stacy Youmans Youmans, of Ocala, has been a partner at Blanchard, Merriam, Adel & Kirkland since 2008. She previously served as a prosecutor for the Fifth Circuit State […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Construction Industry Licensing Board

On July 12, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Mario Famada and the reappointment of Donald Cesarone, Jr. to the Construction Industry Licensing Board. Mario Famada Famada, of Miami, is the owner of City Roofing and Construction, Inc. He is the founder of Raise the Roof, a non-profit organization that provides free roofs […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $2.9 Million to Communities for Continued Work with Military Installations through Infrastructure and Reinvestment Grants

On July 12, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $2.9 million in funding for military-related programs through the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program and the Defense Reinvestment Grant Program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). These grants provide funding to defense-dependent communities to support advocacy and military community relations. “As a veteran, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida Commission on Ethics

On July 11, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Grant and the reappointment of William Meggs to the Florida Commission on Ethics. William Meggs Meggs, of Tallahassee, is a retired State Attorney for the State of Florida, 2nd Circuit. Meggs served as a police officer for the Tallahassee Police Department for 18 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Governor’s Mansion Commission

On July 11, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Linda Stoch and Danielle Payne to the Governor’s Mansion Commission. Linda Stoch Stoch, of Palm Beach Gardens, is a retired business owner of Innovative Interiors by Linda. She worked in the interior design field for over 20 years, creating aesthetically pleasing homes for her […]