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

Operation Thank You

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Period Product Drive

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Operation Thank You

Honoring Our Veterans

Thursday, November 11 from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m.

American Legion, 229 Lake Ella Drive

Leon County Government and the American Legion Sauls-Bridges Post 13 invite the community to honor our hometown heroes in celebration of Veterans Day.

  • Breakfast: 6:30 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Ceremony and Program: 8:00 a.m.

GROUP PHOTO SCHEDULE

  • Air Force: 7:10 a.m.
  • Army: 7:20 a.m.
  • Coast Guard: 7:30 a.m.
  • Marine Corps: 7:40 a.m.
  • Navy: 7:50 a.m.

Following Operation Thank You, join us for the Veterans Day Parade at 10:45 a.m. along Monroe Street.

For more information, contact Ben Bradwell at 850-606-1946 or BradwellB@LeonCountyFL.gov.


 

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Q&A with Anita Diamant

Wednesday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Event via Zoom. Register here.

Join Leon County Government and Midtown Reader for a virtual Q&A with Anita Diamant, author of Period. End of Sentence: A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice.

Period poverty refers to a lack of access to menstrual products, hygiene facilities and education that impacts an estimated 500 million people worldwide. During this event, we will discuss the challenges facing those who menstruate and the movement to end period poverty in Leon County and around the globe. Attendees will also learn how to recognize and address period poverty in their own communities.

The event will be moderated by Monique Van Pelt, CEO of America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

Copies of Diamant’s book Period. End of Sentence. are available through the Leon County Public Library using your Library card and for purchase at Midtown Reader.

Leon County Government is hosting a period product drive to raise awareness about period poverty in our community. The collected products will be donated to Second Harvest of the Big Bend for distribution throughout the community.

Donations of new products are accepted October 4 through November 3 at all Leon County Public Library locations during regular hours. Items can be dropped off at the circulation desk.


 

Leon County

Since 2017, Leon County Government has implemented more than 200 citizen ideas to improve the programs and services we offer in Leon County. Such ideas include:

  • 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.

  • 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 recently established Diesel Truck Maintenance Program.

All of these suggestions were from citizens like you!

We’re continuously looking to engage citizens as co-creators of our one-of-a-kind community, so we want you to send us more of your bright ideas.

Submit your Bright Idea

Can’t remember that one great idea just now? Download the newly designed Citizens Connect mobile app from the App Store or Google Play and you can 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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