Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Cabinet Approve Seven Florida Forever Land Acquisitions and Conservation Easements Totaling Nearly 20,000 Acres

On September 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Six of the seven projects are within the newly designated Florida Wildlife Corridor  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved seven Florida Forever land acquisitions and conservation easements that will protect Florida’s fragile natural environments in Hardee, Hendry, Indian River, Leon, Okeechobee, and Santa Rosa counties. The properties approved today, totaling nearly […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo as Florida Surgeon General

On September 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD, as Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Ladapo was recently granted a professorship at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine. Prior to joining UF, he served as an associate professor […]

Memorandum: Executive Order 21-210, Extension of Executive Order 21-148

On September 20, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM   DATE:             September 20, 2021   TO:                  Interested Media   FROM:            Taryn Fenske, Communications Director, Executive Office of the Governor   RE:                  Executive Order 21-210, Extension of Executive Order […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Holds Roundtable with Florida Teachers and Parents to Discuss Progress Monitoring

On September 20, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

The full roundtable video is available for use and can be accessed here or by clicking the image above.   NICEVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by First Lady Casey DeSantis, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Marcus Chambers, and teachers and parents of children in Okaloosa County Schools […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Cesar Santos as Florida’s Featured Artist for Hispanic Heritage Month

On September 20, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced contemporary artist, Cesar Santos, as Florida’s featured artist for this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated September 15th to October 15th. Mr. Santos’ artwork has received numerous accolades and been featured around the globe.   “It is a privilege to recognize Cesar Santos as Florida’s featured artist […]

VIDEO RELEASE: Governor DeSantis Encourages All Floridians to Celebrate Constitution Day

On September 17, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

The full Constitution Day video is available for use and can be accessed here or by clicking the image above.   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis encouraged all Floridians to celebrate September 17th as Constitution Day in commemoration of the date when the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution in 1787. In recognition of Constitution Day, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Felix Rodríguez with Governor’s Medal of Freedom

On September 17, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded Felix I. Rodríguez-Mendigutía with the Governor’s Medal of Freedom, the highest honor in the State of Florida, to recognize his meritorious contribution to the cause of freedom around the world and continued involvement in Florida’s rich Cuban-American culture. The Governor was joined by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Monroe County Commissioner Mike Forster

On September 17, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Tom Berger Director of Real Estate Development and Management; Michelle Coldiron, County Mayor, Monroe County; Buddy Pinder, Mayor, Village of Islamorada   FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:             September 17, 2021   RE:         […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Statewide Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Success

On September 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was at Broward Health to highlight progress made in Florida through efforts to expand access to live-saving monoclonal antibody treatments. Florida has 25 state-run monoclonal antibody treatment sites. Since opening the first state monoclonal antibody site in Florida on August 12th, our state has experienced a more […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 20 Judicial Appointments

On September 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, in anticipation of Constitution Day 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis is excited to announce the appointments of 20 rule of law judges to the following five circuits and ten county courts: Fourth, Ninth, Eleventh, Fifteenth and Eighteenth Judicial Circuits, as well as Citrus, Hillsborough, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, […]