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Leon County Link for June 2024

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Leon County Link for June 2024

The Leon County Link connects citizens with Leon County services. For Leon County news and information, please visit:
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Prepare for the 2024 Hurricane Season

Prepare for hurricane season with the Leon County 2024 Disaster Survival Guide or visit, our hub of resources to help individuals, their families, and their neighborhood prepare for disasters.

Throughout hurricane season, the County will continue to share preparedness tips and resources across social media to help develop a prepared and resilient community.

Pick up a copy of the 2024 Disaster Survival Guide at your nearest Leon County Public Library location.

Learn more at

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2-1-1 Big Bend

As our community strides towards recovery following the May 10 tornadoes, the 2-1-1 Big Bend helpline can connect you to disaster relief resources, including food, transportation, mental health resources, individual/family support services, and more. Call takers will assist you through referral and case tracking.
Call 2-1-1 or 850-617-6333.

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Summer BreakSpot Offers Meals for Kids and Teens
Leon County Public Library Locations
All summer long, Leon County Government and Second Harvest of the Big Bend are proud to offer free healthy, packaged meals and snacks to kids and teens 18 and under at Leon County Public Library locations. No registration is required.

Check the schedule at

Leon County News and Events

Honorable Judge James Charles Hankinson Courtroom Dedication
Join us for the dedication of Courtroom 3A in honor of Judge James C. Hankinson on Friday, June 28 at 3 p.m. in the Leon County Courthouse.

Judge Hankinson, appointed to the bench in 2002 by Governor Jeb Bush, exemplified unwavering dedication and innovation throughout his tenure. As a circuit judge, he presided over some of the most serious and complicated criminal trials in Leon County. Notably, Judge Hankinson was instrumental in establishing the Second Judicial Circuit’s animal therapy program, which allows therapy dogs to comfort children testifying in criminal court. This program has now been expanded to dependency and delinquency proceedings, and even includes adults in certain cases. This program was the first in the State of Florida and serves as the model for the rest of the State and courts throughout the country.

Judge Hankinson was also a frequent instructor at the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges and the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies. Judge Hankinson retired in 2020 and passed away on July 6, 2023.

Leon County Supports Big Bend Crime Solvers
For 40 years, Big Bend Crime Solvers has empowered our community to report crime safely and anonymously. Submit tips through their 24/7 hotline at (850) 574-TIPS, the P3 mobile app for deaf and hard-of-hearing, or their website at With rewards of $500-$5,000, your tip can prevent a crime or lead to an arrest. Check your tip’s status online and claim your cash reward discreetly.

Board of County Commissioners Schedule

Tuesday, June 11, at 3 p.m.
Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting
County Courthouse, 5th Floor Commission Chambers - 301 S. Monroe Street

Tuesday, June 11, at 6 p.m.
Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing
County Courthouse, 5th Floor Commission Chambers - 301 S. Monroe Street

Monday, June 17, at 1:30 p.m.
Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA) Regular Meeting
City Commission Chambers – 300 S. Adams Street

Tuesday, June 18, at 9 a.m.
Board of County Commissioners Budget Workshop
County Courthouse, 5th Floor Commission Chambers - 301 S. Monroe Street
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