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BOCC Proclaims Women Veterans Recognition Week

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives of local Women Veterans Organizations

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on February 28, 2017 proclaiming the week of March 12 through 18, 2017 as Women Veterans Recognition Week.

Florida has the third largest population of women veterans in the United States, being home to 154,000 women veterans making up more than 9 percent of the veteran population in Florida, and Citrus County is home to over 1,500 women veterans.

Citrus County recognizes the tremendous sacrifices of women veterans while in uniform and joins the State of Florida and the nation in honoring the invaluable impact that women veterans make both locally and throughout the world.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes March 12 through 18, 2017 as Women Veterans Recognition Week in Citrus County and calls the observance to the attention of all citizens.

BOCC Recognizes Planning and Development Commission Member

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners are pictured with Mr. Todd Nelson

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a certificate of appreciation to Mr. Todd Nelson outgoing member of the Planning and Development Commission at their regular meeting on February 28, 2017. Mr. Nelson was honored for his service to the county during his tenure on the Planning and Development Commission.

Commissioner Kitchen Appointed Chairman of Hernando/Citrus MPO

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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Commissioner Ronald Kitchen Jr. appointed chairman of Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization

Citrus County Commissioner Ronald Kitchen Jr. was appointed Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) chairman for 2017, replacing Brooksville Mayor Robert Battista. Each year, the chairman rotates between a board member from Hernando and Citrus County. 

Commissioner Kitchen also serves currently on the Citrus County Tourist Development Council (TDC) as chairman, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA), Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) as secretary/treasurer, Tampa Bay Transportation Management Area Leadership Group (TMA), TBARTA -MPO Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC), Citrus County Joint Governmental Group (BOCC, Inverness, Crystal River, School Board) and the Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors District 10 (Pasco-Hernando-Citrus).

For more information on the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners visit:

http://www.citrusbocc.com/commissioners/commissioners.htm

Students Challenged to Detect Water Leaks

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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Shannon Taylor’s 3rd grade at Pleasant Grove Elementary School were eager participants in last year’s Water Leak Challenge

To celebrate the EPA’s “We’re for Water” initiative, Citrus County Utilities has challenged 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms to test toilets for leaks.  Students will use dye tablets to perform toilet leak checks at home. 

This is a hands-on leak detection activity that teaches children and adults alike how to hunt for and fix household leaks.  Third grade teacher Shannon Taylor of Pleasant Grove Elementary said, “The kids … love (the classroom challenge) and love to know they can make a difference.”

Last year’s challenge attracted seventeen classes representing seven primary schools.  Together students tested 495 toilets and found eighty leaks that could save 16,000 gallons of water a day if fixed.

Teachers interested in participating in the 2017 challenge should send an email to Debra.Burden@citrusbocc.com by April 12, 2017 that includes the school, teacher’s name, grade and the number of students.  The utility will respond by sending leak detection supplies for the challenge. All participating classrooms are entered into a chance drawing to win a pizza party.  For more information, contact Debra Burden at (352) 527-7684.

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