Commissioner Ronald E. Kitchen Jr. earns FAC Advanced County Commissioner Designation
Commissioner Ronald E. Kitchen Jr. has completed the comprehensive study program developed by the Florida Association of Counties (FAC), and earned the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) designation.
"It was a wonderful opportunity for me to continue to learn how to be a better and more effective commissioner for our county,” said Kitchen. “The advanced training along with learning from other commissioners throughout the State was very valuable.
Launched by FAC in 2006, the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) education program is an advanced leadership program designed for graduates of the Certified County Commissioners (CCC) program. “Graduates of the Advanced County Commissioner program have shown an exemplary commitment to public service,” said FAC Executive Director Ginger Delegal. “This invaluable program brings together veteran commissioners from throughout Florida to work collaboratively on Florida’s most pressing challenges.”
The ACC program is organized as a series of three seminars, with 27 hours of course work. The course content focuses on leading within Florida’s counties. Participating Commissioners must commit to fully participate in all three seminars in order to graduate. The University of Florida/IFAS Extension has sponsored this program for the last ten years in Alachua County. For more information about the ACC program and courses, visit the FAC web site at www.fl-counties.com.
For more than 85 years, the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) has represented the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that government closest to the people governs best. The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.
Laurie Diestler (NCVC Supervisor), Joanne Granger (Support Services Director), Sandy Plumadore (Friends Board Secretary), Morgan Woodward (Animal Services Director), and Bruce Chadbourne (Friends Board President)
The trailer was purchased years ago by the Friends of NCVC and donated to Citrus County for use in emergency management and fundraising efforts by the NCVC Board. The asset was transferred to Animal Services recently to be used for storing crates and cages that they will be using in emergency situations.
Citrus County Fire Rescue has been busy the first half of 2018 carrying out their smoke alarm program. Since February 9, Citrus County Fire Rescue has installed 72 smoke alarms in Citrus County homes and completed 13 smoke alarm battery checks and replacements. In 2017, eight lives in Citrus County were saved due to working smoke alarms during a structure fire.
Through the generous donation of smoke alarms from Home Depot, Citrus County Fire Rescue is able to replace non-working smoke alarms in homes to keep residents safe. If you would like to learn more about the smoke alarm program, please contact Citrus County Fire Rescue administration office at 352-527-5406 or email us at email@example.com.
“Dedicated to exceptional service through prevention, response and education”
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) will be holding a Stakeholders’ Roundtable for Citrus County Economic Development. The event will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 2pm to 5pm, at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, and is open to the public, although discussion and comment will be limited to the working group.
This Roundtable will bring state agencies, local governments, businesses, and community organizations together for an afternoon of discussion on the strengths and challenges of economic development in Citrus County.
DEO’s format for the roundtable discussion will be focused on a working exchange with local community organizations representing our area’s economic development stakeholders, to foster stronger collaboration between local and state agencies.
For more information contact Bruce Register at 352-527- 5537.
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) advises of periodic lane closures that may take place in each direction of US 19 (Suncoast Boulevard) from Green Acres Street to Jump Court between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 through Thursday, June 14, 2018 nights.
For project information and to sign up for email alerts, visit the project web page at http://www.fdottampabay.com/project/110/405822-2-52-01
Join UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County for the First Time Homebuyer’s class.
WHO: Anyone looking to purchase a home and has not owned a home for 3 years or more.
WHAT: First Time Homebuyer’s Class
WHEN: Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm from August 30th – September 20th.
WHERE: UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County, 3650 W Sovereign Path in Lecanto.
WHY: Citrus County First Time Homebuyer’s class is being offered by UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County. Participants who attend the entire program will receive a Certificate of Completion that is required for first time homebuyer assistance programs.
The class is HUD approved and encompasses the entire home buying process including preparing your credit and finances, shopping for a home, home inspection, fair housing, available loan products, loan pre-approval, and closing. There is no charge to attend these sessions, but you must reserve a seat. Childcare is not available.
Pre-registration is required. To register online: www.citrushomebuyers2018.eventbrite.com.
For more information or to register, contact Sarah or Stephanie at the UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County office at 352-527-5700.
Many of the utility water conservation initiatives are held annually for its customers. To learn more, call 352-527-7669 or view the report https://tinyurl.com/SavingsReport
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Since the program's inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save more than 2 trillion of gallons of water and billions in water and energy bills. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.
Here is your opportunity to join other local businesses to find out how to do business with government. Thursday, June 14 from 8:30am to 10:30am, the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an interactive One-Stop Reverse Trade Show to provide information and encourage businesses to take the opportunity to do more business with local government. This event is free to all businesses and no RSVP is required.
Government agents that work in the purchasing departments will staff tables with information on each government procurement process, as well as information about current bid opportunities.
Come and learn how your business may be able to participate and profit from the government procurement process. In addition to the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners and Citrus County School Board, agents from SWFWMD and the Department of Health will also attend.