Issues of Interest

VOLUNTEER FLORIDA Volunteer Florida announced that $360,000 in funding was distributed to five organizations that are working to implement an AmeriCorps Program in their community. The programs will focus on helping community members that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, $120,000 in funding was awarded to support 17 Community Emergency Response Teams and Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

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RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENT GRANTS Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is launching the Florida Counties Low-Income Residential Energy Efficient Grant Program. It will fund energy-efficient projects created by counties for low-income people. A total of $1 million will be given out. VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GRANTS Volunteer Florida announced new grant opportunities that are available, including $496,000 to assist Florida’s Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

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PULSE REMEMBRANCE DAY Governor DeSantis ordered all flags at local and state buildings be lowered to half-staff on June 12th in honor of the victims on the anniversary of the 2016 shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. HURRICANE SEASON Hurricane season officially kicked off June 1st. The state enjoyed a tax-free hurricane preparedness holiday the first Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Movers and Shakers

Rodolfo Ruiz II Rodolfo Ruiz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a federal judge in the Southern District of Florida. Ruiz had served as a Miami-Dade County circuit judge from November, 2014 through to this appointment. 3rd District Court of Appeal Named clerk of the 3rd District Court of Appeal was Mercedes Prieto, Miami. Prieto Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Movers and Shakers

Appointed by Governor DeSantis: Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Appointed was Marcus Chambers, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, to replace Mary Beth Jackson, who was suspended by Governor DeSantis on January 11th. Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections West Palm Beach attorney Wendy Link was chosen to replace suspended Palm Beach County’s elections chief Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]