Movers and Shakers

Appointments by Governor DeSantis: Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Inducted into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame were: Alice Scott Abbott, formerly of Bunnell, she was born in Illinois in 1856. Abbott delivered the “first lecture on Votes for Women” at an 1893 convention held in St. Augustine. She was a “delegate-at-large”, at the Women’s Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Movers and Shakers

Local Government Efficiency Task Force Appointed were former Representative Carey Baker, Eustis, Property Appraiser of Lake County; and Ed Kelley, Ormond Beach, outgoing county chair of Volusia County. Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board Appointed was Angus “Gus” Andrews, DeFuniak Springs, owner of Andrews & Arnsdoff Realty and Southern Beach Management. Sarasota Manatee Airport Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Legal Updates

LEON COUNTY MASK MANDATE The First District Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Leon County GOP Chair against the County’s mask mandate. The court did not rule on any constitutional issues; rather, the case was dismissed since the plaintiff’s attorney, state representative Anthony Sabatini (R-Howey-in-the-Hills), did not file an initial brief at the appeals Read more about Legal Updates[…]

Issues of Interest

PETER’S ROCK AGAMA LIZARD The invasive Peter’s rock agama lizard population appears to be spreading in South Florida and could threaten local species as it feeds on insects, like butterflies, rather than just plants. The lizards are colorful and can grow to about a foot. In Florida, adult males have bold orange or red heads, Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Movers and Shakers

Appointments by Governor DeSantis: Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council Lisa Scott-Founds, Fort Lauderdale, president and CEO of Winterfest, Inc. and executive producer of the Winterfest Boat Parade. Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees Appointed were Robbie Roepstorff, Sanibel, president and director of Edison National Bank of Fort Myers; and Edward “Tee” Baur, Port Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]