MEMO: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers’ Memorial Service 

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Development and Management FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:             Friday, October 15, 2021 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers’ Memorial Service   This […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Twelve to the Florida Commission on Community Service

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Tajiana Ancora-Brown, Christina Bonarrigo Vilamil, Jayne Cerio, Henri Crockett, John Davis, Ebo Entsuah, Adam Farout, Dakeyan Graham, Autumn Karlinsky, Kerry Schultz, Kelli Walker and Ameiko Watson to the Florida Commission on Community Service, also known as Volunteer Florida. Tajiana Ancora-Brown Ancora-Brown, of Winter Garden, is […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Jonathan Hawayek to the Rare Disease Advisory Council

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jonathan Hawayek to the Rare Disease Advisory Council. Jonathan Hawayek Hawayek is State Government Affairs Lead for Spark Therapeutics. Previously, he held government affairs positions with Zoll Medical and Allergan. Hawayek earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the State University of New York […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Board of Veterinary Medicine

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Rudd Nelson and Sharon Powell to the Board of Veterinary Medicine. Rudd Nelson Nelson, of Fort Lauderdale, is a licensed veterinarian practicing at Bayview Animal Clinic. He has served on the Board of Veterinary Medicine since 2016 and is a member of the American Veterinary […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.69 Million to the City of North Port to Invest in Infrastructure and Create Local Job Opportunities

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

NORTH PORT, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $1.69 million award to the City of North Port through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for the installation of water and wastewater infrastructure across 500 acres at the Panacea Activity Center. The City of North Port represents 20 percent of Sarasota County’s growth over the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis to Biden Administration: Do Your Job, Enforce the Law, Stop Incentivizing Illegal Immigration

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Instead of changing course to stop the crisis of mass illegal immigration occurring at the southwest border, the Biden Administration has taken yet another action to further weaken immigration enforcement, which will exacerbate the Biden Border Crisis. In a policy memo issued this week by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $5.8 Million to Provide Workforce Education Opportunities in Rural Communities

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $5.8 million in Florida Job Growth Grant Funds to Collier County Public Schools to open iTECH Glades Technical College in Moore Haven, a new location of Immokalee Technical College. The new iTECH Glades campus in Moore Haven will serve an area that does not have any […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Success in Florida

On October 14, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Success in Florida FORT MYERS, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Lee County to highlight the successes seen in Florida since the deployment of state-run monoclonal antibody treatment sites. Since opening these sites, the 7-day average of new adult hospital admissions has fallen 80%. “Florida has administered […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $2.8 Million Award to Northwest Florida State College through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

On October 14, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $2.8 Million Award to Northwest Florida State College through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund NICEVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $2.8 million is being awarded to Northwest Florida State College through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to fund a new diesel mechanic technician training program. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $2 Million Job Growth Grant Fund Award to City of St. Pete Beach to Elevate Local Businesses

On October 12, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is awarding $2 million in Florida Job Growth Grant Funds to the City of St. Pete Beach. This funding, along with a $2 million match from the City, will be used to finalize the overhaul of the City’s wastewater […]