February 22, 2024

Government / Military

City of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg

Mayor Kenneth T. Welch has officially named Lenice C. Emanuel as Chief Equity Officer for the City of St. Petersburg. With 25+ years in nonprofit management, government, fund development, and community relations, Emanuel most recently served as the Executive Director of the Alabama Institute for Social Justice (AISJ), a statewide agency focused on racial justice and reconciliation. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2023

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Venice

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast's Board of Directors recently elected Michael Nachef, as Chair for a 2-year term beginning July 1. During his tenure, Michael served on the Executive Committee as well as Chair of the Governance Committee. Michael is the Vice President of Government Relations for Lee Health and a member of the Southwest Florida community for more than two decades. Read more »
Published on 8/2/2023

City of Coral Gables, Coral Gables, FL

Cristina M. Suárez, formerly Deputy City Attorney was unanimously appointed City Attorney by the Coral Gables City Commission. She is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law. She serves as the chief legal officer of the city and provides legal opinions and interpretations on behalf of the city. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2023

St. Johns County Property Appraiser, St Augustine, Florida

The St. Johns County Property Appraiser's Office, under the leadership of Property Appraiser Eddie Creamer, has achieved a Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration from the International Association of Assessing Officers-the highest professional honor an assessment jurisdiction can obtain. Creamer has served as St. Johns County Property Appraiser since 2016. Read more »
Published on 8/3/2022

AshBritt, Deerfield Beach

AshBritt is proud to announce that Senior Vice President, Charles “Dow” Knight, will be promoted to Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2022

RSA Consulting, Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay-based lobbying firm RSA Consulting has promoted Edward Briggs to Vice President of Government Relations and Community Affairs. With more than a decade's experience in the political process, Edward has become a prominent name in the education, workforce development, and construction policy space at both the state and local government levels. Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

City of North Miami Beach, North Miami Beach

The City Commission of North Miami Beach has voted to name NE 159th St. to honor Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime. Read more »
Published on 5/4/2021

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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