Governor Ron DeSantis Selects Three Inductees to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame

On June 7, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the selection of Graci McGillicuddy, May Mann Jennings, and Penny Thompson to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Each year, the Governor selects three nominees from recommendations presented by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.   Graci McGillicuddy McGillicuddy is the Co-Founder of the All […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Seven to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

On June 7, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ashley Gibson Barnett, Lauren Sarah Carpenter, Sofia Diaz, and Beverly Frank and the reappointment of Lisa Burgess, Carroll Hanley Goggin, and Frank Gromling to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.   Ashley Gibson Barnett Gibson Barnett is the Owner of Barnett Creative, LLC. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Toll Relief Program Savings of $42 Million in Its First Month

On June 7, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s Toll Relief Program, which was announced in April for the second consecutive year, has distributed the first month of toll relief for Florida’s commuters. The program has saved nearly $42 million for over 1.2 million SunPass customers in its first month of operation. Under the year-long […]

State of Florida Signs MOU with South Korean Research Agency to Promote Information Sharing on Harmful Algal Blooms

On June 7, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research to strengthen international collaboration on harmful algal bloom management and response, including for blue-green algae. This MOU is a direct result of the trade mission Governor DeSantis led […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs One Bill

On June 5, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bill:   CS/CS/HB 385 – Safe Exchange of Minor Children To view the transmittal letter, click here.   ###

First Lady Casey DeSantis Unveils Hope Florida Resources for Law Enforcement

On June 5, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida law enforcement will be able to offer help and hope to Floridians through Hope Florida. TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis hosted a meeting with over 100 sheriffs, police chiefs, and other law enforcement officials from across the state to highlight new resources for officers to utilize to direct individuals to Hope Florida. This […]

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Highlights Water Safety for Floridians

On June 5, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

ORMOND BEACH, Fla.—Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, Secretary of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Shevaun Harris, State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, and Agency for Persons with Disabilities Director Taylor Hatch highlighted resources, education, and tips for water safety and drowning prevention. “Governor Ron DeSantis and I know that Florida is the best […]

Governor DeSantis Encourages Residents to Take Advantage of Disaster Preparation Sales Tax Holiday

On June 4, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

~Governor also awards $7.5 million to continue Hurricane Ian recovery~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Concurrent to the start of the 2024 hurricane season, Governor Ron DeSantis today urged residents to take advantage of the 14-day sales tax holiday for disaster preparation supplies. Governor DeSantis also encouraged Floridians to have a plan in place for their families […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Gregory Holcomb to the Emergency Communications Board

On April 19, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Gregory Holcomb to the Emergency Communications Board. Gregory Holcomb Holcomb, of Orlando, is the Director of the Office of Public Safety Support and a 911 Coordinator for Lake County. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Department […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Jacksonville Port Authority

On May 31, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Daniel Bean and the appointment of Patrick Kilbane to the Jacksonville Port Authority. Daniel Bean Bean is Of Counsel at Smith Gambrell Russell. A veteran of the United States Navy, he currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for K9s for Warriors, the Treasurer of the […]