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Looking for ways to get engaged in your community? Check out some of Leon County’s upcoming events and programs.

Citizen Engagement Series: Disaster Resilience Edition

Thursday, July 25, starting at 6 p.m.

Public Safety Complex, 911 Easterwood Drive

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Step behind the scenes at the Emergency Operations Center and learn how to prepare for disasters with local public safety experts at Leon County’s Citizen Engagement Series: Disaster Resilience Edition.

This interactive event will feature hands-on activities and demonstrations for the whole family. Event attendees will have a chance to win critical disaster preparedness supplies, such as a weather radio and a hurricane preparedness starter kit.

Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Please note that this event will involve walking to various sessions, but assistance will be available for those who need it.

Event Sessions:

  • Bucket Brigade – Join this engaging game where you and your team will brainstorm and select the most essential supplies for a disaster preparedness bucket. Have fun while learning how to be ready for emergencies!
  • The First of First Responders – Meet the dedicated professionals at the Tallahassee-Leon County Consolidated Dispatch Agency, our community’s frontline responders. Discover how their work supports our safety and learn how you can assist them in emergencies.
  • Let’s Date Disaster – Participate in a dynamic speed-dating session with local non-profit organizations. Learn about their roles in disaster response, preparedness, recovery, and mitigation, and find out how you can get involved.
  • Press the Chest – Become a lifesaver! Join Leon County Emergency Medical Services to acquire crucial CPR and AED skills. This hands-on training will empower you to respond effectively in critical situations.

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Prepare now before it's too late!


Since 2017, Leon County Government has implemented more than 500 citizen ideas to improve programs and services for Leon County residents.  Citizens have submitted bright ideas like:

  • Adding a button to translate the County’s Emergency Information Portal website to keep citizens of any language proficiency informed during a disaster.

  • Creating a “Help My Pet” sticker to assist first responders in contacting a pet caretaker when the owner cannot be reached.

  • Declaring Florida Emancipation Day as a County holiday.

  • As a pilot program, installing three electric vehicle charging stations at the Main Library and Eastside Branch Library.

  • Transferring surplus Leon County EMS ambulances to Lively Technical Center to be used for training in the Diesel Truck Maintenance Program.

All of these suggestions came from citizens like you and are now implemented in Leon County!

Join Leon County in co-creating our one-of-a-kind community by sending your own bright ideas.

Submit Your Bright Idea

In addition to submitting via the link above, you can download the Citizens Connect mobile app from the App Store or Google Play to send us your bright ideas on the go. We look forward to hearing from you and collaborating for a better tomorrow!

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