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Sarasota County's annual report of the projects, programs and initiatives undertaken during the previous year, along with financial information to demonstrate the county's stewardship of taxpayer funds, is now available.
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County and the Newtown Community Health Action Team are promoting heart healthy strategies in the community with the use of 100 free blood pressure monitoring kits.
05/14/2019 10:12 AM
Renee Di Pilato has been named as the new director of Libraries and Historical Resources, and she is expected to assume the role in July
05/08/2019 11:54 AM
Sarasota County's general obligation (GO) bonds, issued for the Legacy Trail project, recently earned a "AAA" rating from S&P Global Rating and Fitch Ratings, reflecting the county's continued financial stability and pragmatic practices.
Sarasota County will host a free and open to the public Water Quality Summit from 1-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. The summit, which will be in the Riverview High School auditorium, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, is an effort to bring the community together with organizations working to protect area watersheds
04/11/2019 3:50 PM
Sarasota County Commissioners approved the omnibus agreement with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium on Wednesday, Jan. 30, which serves as the overarching document for all subsequent agreements with Mote, including the short-term lease and conveyance of land near Nathan Benderson Park.
Sarasota County will host a series of educational flood zone workshops throughout 2019 at several county libraries.
Sarasota County Government Materials Management team has earned the Supply and Demand Chain Executive Award for the second consecutive year
01/04/2019 12:54 PM
The Board of County Commissioners recognized newly elected Christian Ziegler and welcomed back Alan Maio, who will be serving his second term, on Tuesday morning during a swearing-in ceremony.
11/20/2018 10:45 AM
Nicole Rissler has accepted the offer to become the new director of Sarasota County's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department. Rissler has served with Sarasota County Government since 2016, when she was hired as the department's deputy director. She previously worked with Visit Sarasota
11/08/2018 3:51 PM
Renee Di Pilato has been named as the new director of Libraries and Historical Resources, and she is expected to assume the role in July.
05/09/2019 9:19 AM
The community is invited to participate in the Transform Tomorrow 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan General Survey. Feedback from the public will help the Sarasota/Manatee MPO understand the community’s transportation concerns, needs, and desires.
Tune in each week to discover what's trending in the news and find resources in the library to help you better understand the world around you.
02/28/2019 9:48 AM
Sarasota County's 2019 NEST Calendar is now available at county facilities, while supplies last. Each year, the Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) produces the calendar, which supports the county's goal of environmental stewardship. It cultivates a strong conservation ethic in the
The Board of County Commissioners selected Charles Hines, District 5, as chair and Michael Moran, District 1, as vice chair for 2019 during its annual retreat Friday. Alan Maio, District 4, will serve as Pro Tem.
Sarasota County Commissioners approved a term sheet with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium on Wednesday that outlines details to locate a new aquarium at Sarasota County's Nathan Benderson Park
10/24/2018 1:36 PM
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources has earned accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), joining only 22 other agencies in Florida to earn the same honor.
As a precaution, Sarasota County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for the following beaches: • Venice Pier Beach • North Jetty Beach
Circle Oct. 13 on your calendars so you don't miss the chance to get great plants and advice for your landscape and to learn how Sarasota County Extension can help you.