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Citizen Climate Advisory Committee Vacancies

The Joint Water and Climate Policy Board is seeking applications to fill three openings for the Citizen Climate Advisory Committee (CCAC). The CCAC currently meets via Zoom and in-person at the Seagl…
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Environmental and Community Horticulture Program

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental and Community Horticulture program for August 2021. This program is being offered b…
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EarthTalk: National Parks & Global Warming

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that U.S. national parks are disproportionately affected by climate change. Is this true, and if so, why?  ­-- J.P.   The effects of climate change can be felt all …
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August Commercial Horticulture Program

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture program for August 2021. This program is being offered by Dr. Tatiana San…
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5 Easy Ways To Save Money On Gas This Summer

Fuel prices are a lot like the weather: Lots of folks talk about them, but there’s not much you can do about them. The price at the pump fluctuates for so many reasons, from political instability ove…
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Rural Concerns Advisory Committee Vacancies

The Alachua County Commission is seeking applicants to fill two openings on the Rural Concerns Advisory Committee (RCAC). The County Commission established the RCAC in 2003 to provide guidance and ad…
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The July 26 Issue of Community Update is Out!

THE ALACHUA INSTITUTE FOR COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES DESIGNATIONS AND AWARDS At the recent Florida Association of Counties Annual Conference, all five Alachua County Commi…
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Small Business Administration Offering Disaster Loan Assistance for Tropical Storm Elsa Damage

Alachua County has received a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) following the damages caused by Tropical Storm Elsa. As a result, the SBA is offering disaster loa…
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Jen Grice Selected as County Emergency Management Director

Alachua County Fire Rescue is pleased to announce the selection of Jen Grice as Alachua County’s next Emergency Management Director. Mrs. Grice will begin her career as the Emergency Management Direc…
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Storm Damaged Trail Closure Update

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Preserves sustained impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa, including flooding and trees uprooting on some trails. County staff has assessed trail conditions and re-…
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Alachua County News: Arts Council Grants Available

Alachua County artists, artist collaborators, and not-for-profit organizations can apply for a Mini Art Tag Grant (the maximum award is $1,000). The application deadline is midnight on July 31, 2021.…
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National Foundation To End Senior Hunger News - It's About Time

“Some things are worth repeating,” the saying goes. And we at NFESH are in full accord with the sentiment it represents – whether what is being repeated are simply words or if they are far more than …
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Health Officials Rescind Rabies Alert

Alachua County, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County has rescinded a rabies alert for N.E. Gainesville. This was in response to a stray cat that tested positive on Friday, May 14, …
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LifeSouth Celebrates National Cord Blood Awareness Month in July 2021

Every day, mothers make the lifesaving choice to donate their umbilical cord blood to a cord blood bank after giving birth. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers Cord Blood Bank (part of LifeSouth Commun…
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Alachua County Earns NACo Achievement Award for Human Services

Alachua County, FL -- On July 11, 2021, the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced its Achievement Award winners. Alachua County’s program, “County Response to Food Disparity and Insecurit…
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