IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Florida Homebound Senior Vaccination Program with WWII Veteran

On February 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida approaching 2 million seniors vaccinated Largo, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted Florida’s homebound senior vaccination program during a visit to the home of Vern and Dottie Cummings in Largo where Vern, a WWII veteran, received his COVID-19 vaccine. Florida’s homebound senior vaccination program is an effort between the Florida Department of Health and […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Pinellas County

On February 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Pinellas Park, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the opening of an additional vaccination site in Pinellas Park. This new site will provide 3,000 vaccines to seniors age 65 and older over the next three days. In addition to the vaccination site in Pinellas Park, the Governor announced another state-supported vaccination site will be […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights New Senior Living Community Vaccination Event in Manatee County

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

Lakewood Ranch, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted the establishment of a new senior living community vaccination event in Lakewood Ranch to bolster vaccine distribution in Manatee County. The State of Florida continues to make significant strides for vaccine accessibility for those 65 and older, as well as frontline health care workers. Vaccination sites in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran Announce Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant Awardees

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

$10 million to support the expansion of local registered apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs Tallahassee, Fla. – Registered Apprenticeship is a time tested training model to help residents upskill and acquire a nationally recognized postsecondary credential of value, while ensuring for higher earnings. Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education, Richard Corcoran, are excited to announce the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Chris Sprowls Highlight Proposed Legislation to Increase Data Privacy and Security

On February 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor DeSantis was joined by House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Representative Fiona McFarland to highlight proposed legislation that would increase data privacy and security and uphold the rights of Floridians over major technology companies. Today’s announcement is another important step to safeguard Floridians against the often-unchecked power of “Big Tech,” and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the 2021 Florida Military Friendly Guide

On February 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the publication of the 2021 Florida Military Friendly Guide. The Guide updates the programs, policies and benefits Florida provides for our servicemembers, their families and military veterans. “The Florida Military Friendly Guide reflects Florida’s consistent commitment to our military installations, servicemembers, their families and veterans,” said Governor […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $348,400 in Grant Awards to Support Rural Florida Economic Development

On February 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $348,400 has been awarded to 14 rural counties and cities for site preparation projects. The awards are part of Enterprise Florida’s Rural Expansion Toolkit initiative to assist rural communities with broad-based economic engagement and capacity building efforts. “Many rural communities throughout the state that are seeking to […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Dr. Jonathan Weiss to the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee

On February 12, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Weiss to the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee. Dr. Jonathan Weiss Weiss, of Miami, is Director of Strategic Innovation for INSIGHTEC. Previously, he was Consumer Experience and Loyalty Manager for MetroPlus Healthplan, Director of Rehabilitation for Excellent Home Care and a Physical Therapist […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Jesse Biter to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Board

On February 12, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jesse Biter to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Board. Jesse Biter Biter, of Sarasota, is the CEO of Biter Enterprises, a Sarasota-based company with interests in information technology, real estate, marketing, and transportation. He is also the CEO of PropLogix, a real estate technology […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Charlotte County

On February 11, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Port Charlotte, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the establishment of a COVID-19 vaccination site in the community of Kings Gate in Charlotte County. The three-day site began operating today and will administer 1,000 vaccines per day through Saturday, February 13, for a total of 3,000 vaccines for Florida seniors in this community. This […]