Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and Jeanette Rubio to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking

On July 22, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and Jeanette Rubio to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking.   Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Lieutenant Governor Nuñez was elected Florida’s first-ever female Hispanic Lieutenant Governor in 2018. She previously served as a State Representative of the Florida House of […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Awards Hope Florida Funds to Five Northwest Florida Organizations Giving Hope to Florida Families

On July 21, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

FREEPORT, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis awarded five outstanding Northwest Florida organizations with $5,000 each through the Hope Florida Fund. She also awarded each organization with the First Lady’s Medal for Courage, Commitment & Service, which honors Floridians who are creating positive change in their communities. To watch the press conference, click here. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $430,000 to Manatee Technical College through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for Workforce Development

On July 21, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $430,000 to Manatee Technical College through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The award funds a Diesel Systems Technology course to prepare a highly skilled workforce for in-demand occupations in the transportation, distribution, and logistics industries.   “Advancing Florida’s workforce continues to be a top priority for my […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes 50 Judicial Nominating Commission Appointments

On July 20, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces the following appointments and reappointments to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commissions.  Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission Fred Karlinsky, of Weston, is a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and his law degree from Florida State University. Karlinsky is reappointed […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Over $4.2 Million to Lee County Port Authority through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

On July 19, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded over $4.2 million to the Lee County Port Authority through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to rehabilitate Chamberlin Parkway at Southwest Florida International Airport. The project will improve travelers’ access to terminals and increase access to commercial development sites on the north side of the airport, which […]

Governor DeSantis Awards $6.5 Million to Launch Civics Academies, Training the Next Generation of State and Local Leaders

On July 18, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded Polk State College, Broward College, and Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) with $6.5 million to launch the Career Pathways for Public Service Initiative, which will develop a national model for preparing students for public service and careers in local or state government. The Civics Academies will allow […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Makes Major Announcements to Support the Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity Initiative

On July 15, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis held a roundtable discussion to highlight how the State of Florida is working to support and empower Florida’s foster and adoptive families through the Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity initiative. The Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity initiative, spearheaded by First Lady DeSantis and implemented […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

On July 8, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM   TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development   FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:            July 8, 2022   RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe      On Friday, July 8, 2022, to the shock and horror of the world, former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe was assassinated. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes One Judicial Appointment

On July 8, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis makes one judicial appointment to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court.    Melanie Surber, of Delray Beach, to serve as Judge on the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court   Surber has served as a Judge on the Palm Beach County Court since her appointment by Governor DeSantis in 2019. Previously, she […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Board of Auctioneers

On July 8, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Donald Cotton, Stan Crooks, Ransom Hartman, and Pamela Steele to the Board of Auctioneers.    Donald Cotton Cotton, of Cantonment, is a Realtor with ERA Old South Properties. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Auctioneers Association and is a member […]