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Leon County to Hold Community Legislative Dialogue Meeting

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 

Leon County to Hold Community Legislative Dialogue Meeting

 

 

WHO:      Leon County

WHAT:     Legislative Dialogue Community Meeting

WHEN:    Friday, February 9, at 9 a.m.

WHERE:  Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Commission Chambers

              

Leon County will host its Community Legislative Dialogue meeting of the 2018 Legislative Session on Friday, February 9 at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers, located on the fifth floor of the Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe St.

For the past seven years, the County has hosted Community Legislative Dialogue meetings throughout the legislative session to engage the community and regional partners in identifying shared legislative priorities and interests. By working together on shared legislative interests, Leon County ensures that mutual efforts support the local community and region.

For more information, please contact Andrew Johnson, Assistant to the County Administrator for Legislative and Strategic Initiatives, at (850) 606-5300 / JohnsonAn@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .

 

Please note: More than one member of the Board of County Commissioners may be in attendance at this meeting. Subjects, which may appear before the Board of County Commissioners, may be discussed.  In such instance, this meeting would be declared a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners.

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  • Turnover your Hazardous Waste Before Super Bowl Sunday

    Turnover your Hazardous Waste Before Super Bowl Sunday

    Turnover your Hazardous Waste Before Super Bowl Sunday
    Electronics, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Announced

    WHO:         Leon County
    WHAT:       Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection
    WHEN:      Saturday, February 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    WHERE:    Public Works Operations Center, 2280 Miccosukee Road

    The Leon County Solid Waste Management Division announces the next monthly Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection, which will take place on Saturday, February 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Public Works Operations Center, 2280 Miccosukee Road. This event is one of many monthly activities in Leon County’s regular collection season, which will continue on the first Saturday of every month through May 2018.

    Whether upgrading televisions for the big game or cleaning in preparation for a Super Bowl party, citizens may bring up to 50 pounds of hazardous waste, in addition to their electronics. Only one large-screen television per vehicle will be accepted. Propane tanks must weigh less than 40 pounds and there is a limit of one tire per participant. There is also a limit of 25 fluorescent tubes per vehicle at the collection event. Medical sharps, medicines and radioactive waste cannot be accepted. The division cannot accept bulky wastes such as appliances (refrigerators, stoves/ovens, washing machines, dryers, etc.), furniture, yard waste, construction and demolition debris, household garbage or Styrofoam.

    When discarded, many household products can pollute and pose a health risk, so the division holds these free events for County residents. Businesses and other agencies must call (850) 606-1816 to make an appointment, Monday through Friday, to drop off their items at the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center, 7550 Apalachee Parkway. Some fees will apply.

    Additionally, citizens may visit the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center during normal business hours – Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    For more information, call the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center at (850) 606-1803 or visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/HHW/collection for the complete collection schedule and safe packing guide.

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  • Leon County Hosts African American Read-In in Celebration of Black History Month

    Leon County Hosts African American Read-In in Celebration of Black History Month

    Leon County Hosts African American Read-In

    In Celebration of Black History Month

     

    WHO:              Leon County

    WHAT:            African American Read-In

    WHEN:           Sunday, February 11, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    WHERE:         Leon County Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave.

     

    Celebrate Black History Month with Leon County at the African American Read-In on Sunday, February 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Library. The event promotes diversity in literature and shines a light on African American authors.

    Throughout the afternoon attendees can engage with experts on Young Adult, Fiction and Non-Fiction and Urban Fiction genres. Selections to be highlighted include book excerpts, poems, song lyrics, plays and speeches. Attendees are encouraged to join the various facilitated discussions about the impact of African American literature while sharing favorites and impressions.

    The event will also feature a children’s corner for young patrons to hear classic children’s books by African American authors.

    Throughout the month of February, all seven Leon County Public Library locations will exhibit special displays of materials to celebrate Black History Month.

    The event is open to readers of all ages. Light refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please contact Mary Douglas, Library Services Coordinator at (850) 606-2665 / DouglasM@LeonCountyFL.gov  or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .

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  • Leon County EMS Published In National Study

    Leon County EMS Published In National Study

    Leon County EMS Published In National Study

    Research Informs Emergency Medical Protocols

    Recently, Leon County Emergency Medical Services (LCEMS) presented new research on resuscitation techniques to medical experts from across the United States at the National Association of EMS Physicians annual meeting in San Diego, California.

    Conducted by Leon County EMS in partnership with the Florida State University College of Medicine, the research concluded that in vein injection compared to injection directly into the bone was associated with higher rates of successful resuscitation.

    “Our County team continues to not only exceed expectations with live-saving procedures, but sets the bar high for health care standards nationally," said Leon County Commission Chairman Nick Maddox. "The publication of this study could help save lives in Leon County and nationwide.”

    Approved by the FSU Institutional Review Board, the retrospective review study covered four years of data from Leon County EMS cardiac arrest calls, and took nearly two years to complete.

    "We are proud that Leon County Emergency Medical Services was able to contribute to published research of this magnitude on the national level," said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long. "This accomplishment is a testament to members of the team who conducted the research, and the entire Leon County Emergency Medical Services staff, who exemplify public service by caring for our citizens in their most critical moments."

    LCEMS Captain Steve Suarez worked closely with LCEMS Lieutenant Jessica Daniels, LCEMS Medical Director Dr. Kim Landry, and FSU College of Medicine faculty member Dr. Colby Redfield, to examine different delivery methods for medications delivered during cardiac arrest, and the effects of using the different methods on successful resuscitation.

    “We will continue to participate in research that gives us the best opportunities to save lives,” said Leon County Emergency Medical Services Chief Chad Abrams. “More research is being conducted to prove the accuracy of these findings and this is a huge first step, to present in front of the nation’s top medical experts sparks a conversati

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  • Leon County Celebrates New Playground at Fort Braden Community Park

    Leon County Celebrates New Playground at Fort Braden Community Park

    Leon County Celebrates New Playground at Fort Braden Community Park

    WHO:          Leon County

    WHAT:        Fort Braden Community Park Playground and Beautification

    WHEN:        Thursday, February 15, at 3:30 p.m.

    WHERE:      Fort Braden Community Park, 15100 Blountstown Hwy

    Leon County invites citizens to attend a celebration of the Fort Braden Community Park playground and other beautification efforts on Thursday, February 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Fort Braden Community Park, 15100 Blountstown Hwy.

    Parkgoers can now enjoy a newly installed playground, featuring interactive educational panels and climbing components designed to develop hand-eye coordination, as well as a smooth surface that allows all levels of ability to join in the fun.

    In the spirit of the upcoming Little League season, free concession food will be served.

    For more information, contact Leigh Davis, Director of Leon County Parks and Recreation, at (850) 606-1470 / DavisLe@leoncountyfl.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .

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  • Leon County to Hold Community Legislative Dialogue Meeting

    Leon County to Hold Community Legislative Dialogue Meeting

    Leon County to Hold Community Legislative Dialogue Meeting

     

     

    WHO:      Leon County

    WHAT:     Legislative Dialogue Community Meeting

    WHEN:    Friday, February 9, at 9 a.m.

    WHERE:  Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Commission Chambers

                  

    Leon County will host its Community Legislative Dialogue meeting of the 2018 Legislative Session on Friday, February 9 at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers, located on the fifth floor of the Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe St.

    For the past seven years, the County has hosted Community Legislative Dialogue meetings throughout the legislative session to engage the community and regional partners in identifying shared legislative priorities and interests. By working together on shared legislative interests, Leon County ensures that mutual efforts support the local community and region.

    For more information, please contact Andrew Johnson, Assistant to the County Administrator for Legislative and Strategic Initiatives, at (850) 606-5300 / JohnsonAn@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .

     

    Please note: More than one member of the Board of County Commissioners may be in attendance at this meeting. Subjects, which may appear before the Board of County Commissioners, may be discussed.  In such instance, this meeting would be declared a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners.

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  • County and City Commissioners to Attend Town Hall Hosted by The Village Square

    County and City Commissioners to Attend Town Hall Hosted by The Village Square

    County and City Commissioners to Attend Town Hall Hosted by The Village Square

     

    The non-profit organization The Village Square will be holding a town hall on Thursday, February 22 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at WFSU Studios, 1600 Red Barber Plaza.

    Leon County and City of Tallahassee Commissioners have been invited to the event. This event enables Commissioners to engage with community members in a cross-governmental discussion about where Tallahassee–Leon County is as a community, where we are going, and what challenges we face in getting there.

    The event is co-hosted by the Tallahassee Democrat, Leadership Tallahassee, and WFSU.

    To RSVP, visit https://tlh.villagesquare.us/event/town-hall-2018/ .

    For more information, please contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CavellM@LeonCountyFL.gov , or Alison Faris, City of Tallahassee Department of Communications at (850) 891-8533 / Alison.Faris@Talgov.com .

     

    Please note: More than one member of the Board of County Commissioners and City Commission may be in attendance at this meeting. Subjects, which may appear before the Board of County Commissioners or City Commission, may be discussed. In such instance, this meeting would be declared a special meeting of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners or Tallahassee City Commission.

     

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  • Lifelong Public Servant Jane G. Sauls Passes Away Late Wednesday

    Lifelong Public Servant Jane G. Sauls Passes Away Late Wednesday

    Lifelong Public Servant Jane G. Sauls

    Passes Away Late Wednesday

     

    With sadness, the Leon County family recognizes the passing of long-serving community servant Commissioner Jane G. Sauls, who died late Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

    With more than 50 years of service to the community over her career, Sauls leaves behind a legacy of public service leadership. First elected to the Leon County Board of County Commissioners in 1996, Sauls was central to such key County projects as the Fort Braden Branch Library, Fort Braden Community Center, Woodville Branch Library, and the Public Safety Complex.

    "Today, our thoughts and prayers are with Commissioner Sauls' family and friends, as well as the many citizens she touched in her long career of public service," said Leon County Commission Chairman Nick Maddox. "For five consecutive terms, Commissioner Sauls served the citizens of District 2 and accomplished so much. When she served on the Board, she was a symbol of steadfastness and commitment to our community. She will forever be an inspiration for elected officials and public servants everywhere.”

    Sauls served the public her entire professional career, working for the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office for 32 years, including Clerk of the Statewide Grand Jury, and several years in the State Attorney’s Office. On October 26, 2016, the County's Fort Braden Branch Library was renamed and dedicated to Commissioner Sauls following her two decades of service to Leon County as a Commissioner.

    "Commissioner Sauls was a deeply beloved member of the Leon County family whose more than half century of public service will have an enduring impact on our community," said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long. "Her genuine goodness, warmth, and integrity truly made everyone around her better. While she will be profoundly missed, her spirit of public service will live on in Leon County."

    For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 or cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .

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  • Travel Channel Names Tallahassee a Great Small Town for Big Vacations

    Travel Channel Names Tallahassee a Great Small Town for Big Vacations

     

    Travel Channel Names Tallahassee a Great Small Town for Big Vacations


    The Travel Channel selected Tallahassee-Leon County as one of “10 Great Small Towns for Big Vacations.” The article designates the capital city and surrounding areas in Leon County as gateways to outdoor adventure and family fun.

    Notable attractions mentioned in the article include Bradfordville Blues Club, Florida’s only site on the National Blues Trail, Tallahassee Museum’s Tree to Tree Adventures, a zip line through a cypress swamp, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, the world's largest and deepest freshwater spring and other outdoor activities like paddling through one of Tallahassee’s five rivers.

    “The uniqueness of our area continues to gain the attention of national media that recognize Leon County’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Nick Maddox. “We know that we live in an exceptional part of Florida and we think it’s time the rest of the nation, and the world, knows it, too.”

    The article, written by Steve Larese, resulted from an invitation by Leon County to experience what the area has to offer. He was one of dozens of travel writers who visited the Leon County area while researching stories for various publications. Larese described America’s smaller communities, like Tallahassee, as having some of the most breathtaking scenery and richest cultural experiences in the country.

    “To be counted among the country’s small towns for big adventure demonstrates the hard work of Leon County Division of Tourism in elevating and promoting what our community has to offer both visitors and residents,” said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long.

    The County’s economic impact from tourism continues to grow year after year because of signature events, sports and features just like this. Leon County Tourism proudly promotes Tallahassee-Leon County nationally as a premier travel destination to journalists and writers.

    Tallahassee/Leon County offers a variety of attractions from performing arts to outdoors and nature year-round. For information about additional offerings, visit VisitTallahassee.com.

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    About Leon County Division of Tourism/ Visit Tallahassee:
    Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) is the official destination marketing organization for Tallahassee-Leon County. Tourism is charged with marketing Tallahassee-Leon County nationally as a premier leisure, business and sports destination through direct sales, advertising, public relations, sports, film and visitor services. In 2017, Tallahassee-Leon County welcomed 2.4 million visitors who contributed $896 million in economic impact and accounts for more than 14,000 jobs.

    For more information go to VisitTallahassee.com or call toll free (800) 628-2688. Engage with Visit Tallahassee on social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @VisitTally, #iHeartTally, @Run_Tally, #RunTally.

     

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