Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $380 Million for Florida’s Timber Industry for Hurricane Michael Recovery

On November 8, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $380 million in grant funding for Florida’s timber industry following the impact of Hurricane Michael. USDA announced this funding today as part of an $800 million package to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. This grant will […]

Governor DeSantis Announces Free Admission for Florida State Parks in Honor of Veterans Day

On November 8, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service will offer free admission for all families and visitors on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in recognition of Veterans Day. Florida State Parks offer year-round discounts on annual entrance passes to those who currently serve or have served […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Activates C-44 Stormwater Treatment Area

On November 8, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Indiantown, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) site to highlight Everglades restoration and activate the pumps which began the process of filling the manmade wetland with water. The C-44 STA will remove harmful nutrients and provide regional water quality benefits. Joined by Florida Department of Environmental […]

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez to Lead Trade Mission to Colombia

On November 8, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez announced that she will lead a delegation of small and mid-sized businesses on an export sales mission to Bogotá, Colombia. The mission, coordinated by Enterprise Florida (EFI) will take place from November 18-21, 2019. The trade mission includes representatives from 19 Florida manufacturing and exporting firms who will […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Faith and Community-Based Initiative Under the Direction of Erik Dellenback

On November 7, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor DeSantis also appoints Erik Dellenback to the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the establishment of the Governor’s Faith and Community-Based Initiative. Under the direction of Erik Dellenback, the initiative will serve to collaborate between state government and Florida’s faith-based institutions and community organizations, enhancing agencies’ […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Veterans to Participate in Seventh Annual Paychecks for Patriots Career Fair

On November 6, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed November 4 -15, 2019, as Paychecks for Patriots weeks in Florida. Paychecks for Patriots is a partnership with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the CareerSource Florida network, the Florida National Guard, the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs (FDVA) and participating Florida employers to hold job […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Joins FDOT for Groundbreaking of the Tyndall Flyover

On November 6, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Panama City, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin Thibault for a groundbreaking ceremony of the Tyndall Flyover, a new project at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) that will improve access and security to the base. The project will elevate the travel lanes of U.S. 98 above the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board

On November 5, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Jack Bispham and Seth Weightman to the Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board. Jack Bispham Bispham, of Myakka City, is the owner and operator of Red Bluff Plantation. Previously, he was the owner of Bayside Sod from 1988 until 2018. He has served […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Hector Vila to the Florida Board of Medicine

On November 5, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Hector Vila to the Florida Board of Medicine. Hector Vila Vila, of Tampa, is a founding partner at Pediatric Dental Anesthesia. He was appointed to the Florida Board of Medicine in 2016 and subsequently elected vice-chair. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Join DEP, DOH and FWC to Launch First-Ever Comprehensive Water Quality Dashboard

On November 5, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Fort Myers, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis held events in Fort Myers and Stuart to announce the launch of ProtectingFloridaTogether.gov, the state’s first-ever comprehensive water quality dashboard. The Governor and First Lady were joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott […]