Governor DeSantis Calls on Lee County Electric Cooperative to Accept Additional Mutual Aid to Expedite Power Restoration

On October 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, after receiving a briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center on current efforts to restore power in Southwest Florida, Governor DeSantis called on the Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) to accept additional mutual aid to expedite power restoration to the residents of Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Sanibel and Pine Island.   At […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Hope Florida – A Pathway to Purpose Volunteers Mobilizing to Help Seniors in Need Following Hurricane Ian

On October 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the deployment of Hope Heroes, the volunteer team she assembled as part of her Hope Florida – A Pathway to Purpose initiative in partnership with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, to support older Floridians who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian. The Hope Heroes will be deployed to […]

Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues

On October 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued updates on Hurricane Ian after surveying various impacted areas and meeting with impacted communities. Governor DeSantis traveled to Waffle House in Punta Gorda to serve food and meet with first responders, emergency response staff and volunteers. The Governor also traveled to Fort […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Over $20 Million Raised within 48 Hours of Activating the Florida Disaster Fund

On October 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that within 48 hours of activation the Florida Disaster Fund raised over $20 million in donations to support communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. To contribute, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222. “Raising more than $20 million in 48 hours for The Florida Disaster Fund […]

Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues

On September 30, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued updates on Hurricane Ian after surveying various impacted areas across the state with Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell. Governor DeSantis traveled to Fort Myers, Seminole County, and St. Augustine to survey impacted areas and meet with storm victims.   […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces First $1 Million Distributed through Florida Disaster Fund

On September 30, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the first round of Florida Disaster Fund grants totaling $1 million have been awarded to organizations engaged in the Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. To contribute, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222.   “We know that for many Floridians there will be a long road to […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Florida Official Peter Antonacci

On September 30, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

  TO:                 Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Chair of County Commission, Miami-Dade County Esteban Bovo Jr., Mayor, Hialeah   FROM:           Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:            Friday, September 30, 2022   RE: […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Gary Clark and Gabriella Passidomo to the Florida Public Service Commission

On September 30, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Gary Clark and Gabriella Passidomo to the Florida Public Service Commission. These appointments are effective January 2, 2023.   Gary Clark Clark, of Chipley, has been a Commissioner on the Florida Public Service Commission since 2017. Previously, he was Deputy Secretary of Land and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Eleven to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors

On September 30, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Adams Jr., Kiley Damone, Eric Hall, Timothy Hinson, Joe Marino, Kevin McDonald, Laurie Sallarulo, Andrew Schmadeke, Jerry “Les” Sims and the reappointment of Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson and Allison Kinney to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors.   John Adams Jr. Adams is the […]

Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues

On September 30, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This morning, Governor Ron DeSantis issued updates on Hurricane Ian at the State Emergency Operations Center with Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell. Today, Governor DeSantis is traveling to Fort Myers and St. Augustine to survey the damage. Full remarks are available here.   There are […]