Leon County Link for March 2023

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Leon County Link: March 2023

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

Created Equal: Black Women & the Fight for Equality

Thursday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. 
The Moon, 1105 E Lafayette Street

Join Leon County and The Village Square for a conversation that examines Black women’s experience in America and the struggles they face in the areas of health, economy, community, and education. Throughout American history, Black women have been expected to serve and support others. Now, what should be done to support Black women?

This year’s Created Equal program will address such questions and take an in-depth look at the reality of being a Black woman in America and the struggles they face in various areas of society that have been ongoing for centuries. A panel discussion, featuring academic experts, industry professionals, and community members, will encourage attendees to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and understand the experiences of Black women.

Register for this free event at LeonCountyFL.gov/CreatedEqual.

Leon Works Junior Apprenticeship Program Accepting Applications Through March 31

Calling all Leon County high school juniors and seniors! Earn a paycheck while building valuable workforce skills through the award-winning Leon Works Junior Apprenticeship Program. High school juniors and seniors who attend a public, charter, private, or Leon County virtual school are encouraged to apply. Applications are currently being accepted for the fall 2023 semester through Friday, March 31.

Apply at LeonCountyFL.gov/JRApprentice.

Women's History Month

Celebrate the achievements and contributions of women in history, culture, and society during Women's History Month with an exhibit, story times, and resources from the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System.

Learn more at LeonCountyFL.gov/WomensHistoryMonth.

Leon Works Expo Exhibitor Registration Continues

Leon County Government and the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality will host the eighth annual Leon Works Expo on Friday, April 28, 2023, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The Expo will connect hundreds of local high school students to employers and academic institutions, creating opportunities to explore careers in the skilled workforce. Apply by Friday, March 31, and help educate our future workforce about a possible career in your field and company!

Register as an exhibitor at LeonCountyFL.gov/LeonWorks.

Spring Seed Library Continues

Grow your spring garden with seeds from the Spring Seed Library at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System. While supplies last, visit any library branch and check out up to five seed packets per month using your library card, or three per month without a library card.

Learn more at LeonCountyLibrary.org/SeedLibrary.

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
March 2023

Tuesday, March 7 at 1 p.m.

Joint County/City Workshop on Comprehensive Plan Amendments and Infill Development

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

Thursday, March 9 at 3 p.m.

Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Regular Meeting

City Commission Chambers – 300 S. Adams Street

Monday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency Regular Meeting

City Commission Chambers – 300 S. Adams Street

Tuesday, March 21 at 3 p.m.

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting

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

Tuesday, March 21 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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