September 27, 2020

Government / Military

City of Stuart, Stuart, Florida

Newly appointed city manager David Dyess leads city of Stuart after nearly 30 years in the police department. Raised in Stuart, Dyess, beloved for his approach to community policing, helped the city recover unscathed after hackers attacked its computer system, eased neighborhood tensions by revamping youth athletics, and embraced important environmental initiatives. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2020

Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, Clearwater

The Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth A. Houghton as CEO. Houghton's prior experience includes CEO of the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, and CFO and General Counsel of All Children's Health System. She graduated with honors from Stetson College of Law, Tulane University Graduate School of Business, and Newcomb College of Tulane. Houghton is licensed to practice law in Florida, and served as Chairman of the Board for Signature Bank in St. Petersburg. She has taken numerous mission trips to rural Honduras, is Chair of the Hospital Board of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, and was prior Board President for Great Explorations, the Houghton-Wagman Children's Museum. Read more »
Published on 10/8/2019

Northeast Florida Regional Council, Jacksonville

Northeast Florida Regional Council has named Elizabeth Payne as its next chief executive officer. Read more »
Published on 10/31/2018

City of Port St. Lucie Building Department , City of Port St. Lucie, Florida

On March 12, 2018 the City of Port St. Lucie City Council approved the third request to reduce building permit fees based on lower cost for the administration of online building permits. In 2013, the City launched new software called PANDA. This software was developed and owned by the City allowing changes to be made instantly, at no cost. As Contractor usage of the online system increases, the staff time previously consumed with permit processing, decreases. The Building Department has asked City Council to allow us to pass along these savings to our customers. Currently 27% of all building permits are obtained online and more permit fee reductions are expected as additional permit types are added to the program. Read more »
Published on 4/2/2018

City of Port St. Lucie Building Department , Port St. Lucie, Florida

In an effort to establish an on-going collaborative relationship with Real Estate Professionals in the community, the City of Port St. Lucie's Building Department created the Realtor Assist Program. In this program, Real Estate Professionals are invited to learn about the services provided by the Building Department and to inform Realtors of relevant Rules and Regulations, changes to Local Ordinances, and Building Codes. In addition, the sessions are meant to help Realtors identify Red Flags which may identify work that has been done without a permit, and other violations. With this program the Building Department has successfully trained over 1,400 Real Estate Professionals, the next scheduled class will be held in February 2018. Read more »
Published on 10/24/2017

State Board of Administration, Tallahassee

Ash Williams, chief investment officer and executive director of the Florida State Board of Administration, has been selected to receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from Chief Investment Officer at... Read more »
Published on 10/18/2017

Florida Highway Patrol, Tallahassee

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director, Colonel Gene Spaulding, announced Chief Troy Thompson as Deputy Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. Read more »
Published on 10/11/2017

City of Port St. Lucie Building Department , Port St. Lucie Florida

On December 20, 2016 The City of Port St. Lucie's Building Department learned that it had achieved full Accreditation by IAS. The advantages to Contractors and Residents who utilize a fully Accredited Building Department are that: All activities are subject to established and posted timelines, the accuracy is validated by a quality assurance process, and the highest level of customer service is provided. "Only 25 Building Departments in the entire world have ever achieved Accreditation", said Port St. Lucie's Building Code Administrator, Joel A. Dramis. Read more »
Published on 5/22/2017

Governor's Office, Tallahassee

Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed Jackie Schutz Zeckman to be Chief of Staff of the Governor’s Office, beginning July 1st. Schutz Zeckman has been serving as Governor Scott’s communications... Read more »
Published on 5/16/2017

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Century-old Ybor City clock tower is being restored
Century-old Ybor City clock tower is being restored

The J.C. Newman Cigar Company in Ybor City is undergoing restorations to their factory which was built in 1910. This includes the clock tower which is nicknamed “El Reloj,” meaning “the clock” in Spanish.

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