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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.
Sarasota County's Seagrass Survey returns this month for the fifth year of educating the community of the importance of seagrasses.
Beginning Friday, June 7, Phillippi Estate Park will be home to a special exhibit dedicated to examining the growth of Sarasota and the impacts Nettie Keith, Bertha Palmer, Mable Ringling and Marie Selby had on Sarasota.
With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County is urging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated.
Sarasota County reminds the community to skip using nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on lawns and landscapes from June 1 through Sept. 30, as part of an effort to keep the community's waterways healthy
05/29/2019 12:00 PM
The annual Kids' Summer Beach Runs return to Siesta and Brohard beaches this June. The one-mile fun runs are an opportunity for kids and families to participate in healthy activities together over the summer.
Drowning is the leading cause of preventable deaths in children ages 1-4 years old, since it only takes a few seconds for a child to drown. Sarasota County encourages residents to be vigilant around water, as children can be victims of silent drowning since they do not make a splash sound when they
05/24/2019 9:46 AM
More than 30 speakers and exhibitors from around Florida are scheduled for Sarasota County's Water Quality Summit on June 5, joining the discussion of how to protect one of our most important resources.
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
With all the rain our area has seen so far this summer, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County and Sarasota County Mosquito Management Services reminds everyone to do their part in preventing mosquito breeding and mosquito-borne illness.
08/16/2019 9:35 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.
05/09/2019 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.
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02/28/2019 9:48 AM