Governor DeSantis Reduces Tolls for Garcon Point Bridge

On July 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

MILTON, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he has directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to reduce the toll rates on the Garcon Point Bridge from $4.50 to $2.30 for SunPass customers and from $5.00 to $2.75 for cash customers. The reduced toll rates are consistent with other FDOT toll facilities across […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Chairs Children and Youth Cabinet Meeting

On July 27, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Cabinet Receives Updates on the Social Stigma of Mental Health and Building Resiliency in Florida’s Students ~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis, chair of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, convened a meeting to hear Cabinet members’ priorities, discuss the social stigma of mental health and provide updates on building resiliency […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former House Member Joel Thomas Daves III of West Palm Beach

On July 26, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM   TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Development and Management Dave Kerner, Mayor, Palm Beach County Keith James, Mayor, City of West Palm Beach   FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:             July 26, 2021   RE: […]

Eleventh Circuit Declares Win for Florida and the Cruise Industry

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, after Florida appealed to the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court reversed its earlier decision and sided with the State of Florida against the CDC’s unlawful No-Sail Orders. Following this decision, the cruise industry will be able to resume operations without adhering to the CDC’s unlawful and discriminatory rules. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Six to the Florida Independent Living Council

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Whitney Harris, Christopher Littlewood, Ciawanda McDonald, Robert Melia, Donald Moran and Tyler Morris to the Florida Independent Living Council.   Whitney Harris Harris, of Tallahassee, is Executive Director of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology. She is a member of the Association […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Charlie Ward and Eric Grant to the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees.   Charlie Ward Ward, of Tallahassee, is a former professional basketball player and the current Head Coach of Florida State University Schools’ “Florida High” boys basketball team. A Thomasville, Georgia […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Daisy Lopez-Cid, John Martinez, Bobby Olszewski and Michael Sasso to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees.   Daisy Lopez-Cid Lopez-Cid, of Kissimmee, is a real estate broker and owner of ReMax Premier Properties. She is the current Vice Chair of the Valencia College […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Scott Sturgill to the Seminole State College District Board of Trustees

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Scott Sturgill to the Seminole State College District Board of Trustees.   Scott Sturgill Sturgill, of Sanford, is Chief Executive Officer of Durable Safety Products. He is a Past Chair of the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce and the AdventHealth Altamonte Springs board […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the St. Johns River State College District Board of Trustees

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Richard Komando, Wendell Davis and Makayla Buchanan to the St. Johns River State College District Board of Trustees.   Richard Komando Komando, of Jacksonville, is an attorney and partner at Bradley, Garrison and Komando, P.A. Previously, he was an assistant state attorney for the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Lauran Monbarren to the University of South Florida Board of Trustees

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Lauran Monbarren to the University of South Florida Board of Trustees.   Lauran Monbarren Monbarren, of San Antonio, is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Simpson Environmental Services and Simpson Farms. Previously, she was an administrator at Pasco-Hernando State College and a teacher […]