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

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Breaking Bread Together: Neighborhood Dinner & Conversation on Tackling Food Insecurity

Join us for a conversation about food insecurity and how to address this issue in our community. Dinner will be served to all attendees

Tuesday, May 3

5:30-7 p.m.

New Mt. Zion AME Church, 1401 Old Bainbridge Road

Wednesday, May 4

5:30-7 p.m.

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 615 Tuskegee Street

Wednesday, May 11

5:30-7 p.m.

TCC Workforce Development Building #38, 444 Appleyard Drive

Thursday, May 12

5:30-7 p.m.

Delta Kappa Omega Community Center, 1908 Highland Street

Monday, May 16

5:30-7 p.m.

FAMU Grand Ballroom, 1628 South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Monday, May 23

5:30-7 p.m.

Bond Community Health Center, 1720 South Gadsden Street

Tuesday, May 24

5:30-7 p.m.

Walker Ford Community Center, 2301 Pasco Street

Wednesday, June 1

5:30-7 p.m.

Lincoln Center, 438 West Brevard Street

Thursday, June 2

6-7:30 p.m.

Tallahassee Spanish SDA Church, 4823 North Monroe Street


Interactive educational activities for children will be provided by the Leon County Public Library during these events.

For more information, contact the Leon County Office of Human Services & Community Partnerships: (850) 606-1900




Created Equal: A Conversation about Race in Our Elections

Join a conversation that examines how national and statewide perspectives on voting access and security impact our local community. This important annual program is hosted by The Village Square and Leon County Government.

As a cornerstone of American Democracy, there is a fundamental link between trust in election infrastructure and equal access to the ballot box. In recent years, more than 400 voter security bills have been introduced in 48 states. Yet according to experts, measures such as strict voter ID laws, restricted registration, and narrowed voting times disproportionately impact people of color, students, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

Are elections fair and secure for everyone? Should we be doing more?

This year’s Created Equal program will address these questions by connecting academic experts, community members, and advocates to look at voter security and the right for all people to vote. The discussion will encourage residents to advocate for voter engagement among family, friends, and within our community.

Join the discussion at the 7th Annual Created Equal on Thursday, May 26 at The Moon, 1105 E Lafayette St. Pizza, salad, and drinks will be provided at 5:30 p.m. The panel discussion will begin at 6 p.m., followed by table conversations among attendees. Visit LeonCountyFL.gov/Created Equal to register and reserve your free seat.

Leon County

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

You can submit your bright ideas on our website or 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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