Leon County Link for January 2023

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Leon County Link: January 2023

The Leon County Link connects citizens with Leon County services. For Leon County news and information, please visit: LeonCountyFL.gov/News.

Library Lecture Series with Dr. Lakeisha Johnson

Join Leon County Government on Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the downtown Main Library for an engaging discussion with Dr. Lakeisha Johnson about the importance of reading diverse books with children and building strong language and literacy skills for all ages.

After the lecture, families are invited to participate in hands-on activities which support strong literacy foundations and explore the many resources available at the downtown Main Library.

The Leon County Library Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Learn more at LeonCountyFL.gov/GetEngaged.

Book Feast: A STEM and Craft Event

Join the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System as we serve up exciting crafts and STEM activities for the whole family featuring food-related children’s books. Activities will be inspired by children’s books, like the classic Stone Soup, Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, and Saturday at the Food Pantry by Diane O’Neill.

  • Saturday, January 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Eastside Branch Library
  • Thursday, January 12 from 3-6 p.m. – Woodville Branch Library
  • Saturday, January 14 from 1-3 p.m. – Lake Jackson Branch Library
  • Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fort Braden Branch Library
Learn more at LeonCountyLibrary.org/BookFeast.

Family Health Literacy Fair

Join Leon County Government and community partners for the Family Health Literacy Fair on Saturday, January 28 from 1-3 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. The event will feature more than 15 local health and safety organizations sharing information about resources and services offered to the community that are focused on physical and mental health and well-being.

During the event, individuals and families can attend a yoga demonstration and receive free dental, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI) screenings. Leon County’s hurricane preparedness mascot, Billy the Bucket, will also share disaster preparedness tips for the whole family including pets.

Attendees can receive a free health literacy bag with a mini first aid kit while supplies last.

Check out the library's calendar to learn more.

Leon County Adopt-A-Tree Program

For over 30 years, Leon County Government has proudly supported our native ecosystem through the Adopt-A-Tree Program, which provides County residents the opportunity to have a tree planted on their property for free. Applications are now being accepted through January 31, 2023, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Learn more at LeonCountyFL.gov/AdoptATree.

Volunteer Opportunity: 2023 Point in Time Count

The Big Bend Continuum of Care (CoC) is seeking volunteers to assist with the annual Point in Time Count taking place Monday, January 23 through Friday, January 27. The event is an annual count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness across the Big Bend CoC geographical area. Mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this count helps to identify and understand the extent of homelessness in our community. Big Bend CoC is seeking donations and volunteers to serve on the planning team, donation drive team, or as surveyors. Learn more at Volunteer.VolunteerLeon.org.

Retire Old Rubber with Tire Amnesty Days

Leon County Government, in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is hosting its annual Tire Amnesty Days program, a free tire collection to reduce mosquito breeding grounds. Now through Friday, May 26, 2023, citizens can drop off old tires for free at the following Leon County facilities:

  • Leon County Solid Waste Facility, 7550 Apalachee Pkwy.
  • Rural Waste Center – Woodville, 549 Henry Jones Rd.
  • Rural Waste Center – Fort Braden, 2485 East Joe Thomas Rd.
  • Rural Waste Center – Miccosukee, 13051 Miccosukee Rd.
Residents may dispose of up to 25 passenger car tires free of charge. Commercial loads will not be accepted. Tires without rims are preferred.

Learn more at LeonCountyFL.gov/Mosquito.

Board of County Commissioners Schedule January 2023

Tuesday, January 17 at 9 a.m.

Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency Retreat

Location TBD

Monday, January 23 at 9 a.m.

Board of County Commissioners Retreat

Parkview at Cascades – 414 E. Bloxham Street

Tuesday, January 24 at 3 p.m.

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting

County Courthouse, 5th Floor Commission Chambers - 301 S. Monroe Street

Tuesday, January 24 at 6 p.m.

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing

County Courthouse, 5th Floor Commission Chambers - 301 S. Monroe Street

Live television broadcasts of Board of County Commissioners meetings are available on Comcast channel 16, the Leon County Florida channel on Roku, the County’s Facebook pageYouTube channel, and Twitter, and the County’s website.

For meeting and location updates, visit LeonCountyFL.gov.

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