Gov. Scott Appoints John Mitten to the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners

On June 14, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of John Mitten to the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners. He will serve during the suspension of Commissioner Nicholas Nicholson, beginning June 14, 2018. Mitten, 48, of Brooksville, is a small business owner and received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University. […]

Gov. Scott Selects Three Inductees for Florida Women’s Hall of Fame

On June 14, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the selection of Adela Hernandez Gonzmart, Janet Petro, and Lee Bird Leavengood to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Governor Scott chose these three individuals from a group of ten nominees selected by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. They were considered for their work […]

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: CBS-Miami Gets it Wrong on Debris Removal, Omits Context and Facts

On June 13, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – CBS-Miami ran a story yesterday that is critical of the state’s effort to clear debris and reopen US 1 in the Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma. This story got it wrong on debris removal, and omitted facts. Governor Rick Scott said, “Let’s not forget, the Florida Keys, a chain of islands with […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Florida Veteran with the Governor’s Medal of Merit

On June 13, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Florida veteran Mark Alvarez with the Governor’s Medal of Merit. Governor Scott said, “It’s a privilege to present Mark Alvarez with the Medal of Merit in recognition of his exceptional service to our country. As a veteran and the son […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Knight Enterprises with Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

On June 13, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized small business Knight Enterprises with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Knight Enterprises is a Florida-based company that provides communications infrastructure. Knight Enterprises was founded in 1982 and is a leader for veteran employment. Using the Veterans Florida Business Grant Program, […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Six Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

On June 13, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – Today, during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized six outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to present these outstanding educators with […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Alex Hill with Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award

On June 13, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Scott recognized Alex Hill, 26, with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Hill is a student at the University of West Florida as well as an Army Veteran who served in Afghanistan and Africa. Hill started Florida Coconuts to provide Florida’s visitors and beachgoers […]

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

On June 13, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Sam Seevers, Chair of the Volunteer Florida Commission, awarded John Chafin with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, “Volunteers in Florida serve our communities, enriching the lives of families across our […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority

On June 11, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced one appointment and one reappointment to the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority. Luz Weinberg, 46, of Miami, is the chief executive officer of GlobComm, LLC. She received her bachelor’s from Florida International University and was former Commissioner of the City of Aventura. She succeeds Cliff Walters and is […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Jill Danigel to Southeast Volusia Hospital District

On June 8, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jill Danigel to the Southeast Volusia Hospital District. Jill Danigel, 53, of Edgewater, is the former captain of the Edgewater Fire Department. She succeeds Ferdinand Heeb and is appointed for a term beginning June 8, 2018, and ending March 21, 2022. ###