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Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program

The Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is currently seeking volunteers. Volunteers work one-on-one with children, especially in Head Start classes, elementary schools, and after-school programs. Volunteers must meet income qualifications, be in good physical health, and pass a background screening.

In return for their service, volunteers receive a bi-weekly non-taxable stipend, a daily meal, mileage reimbursement, and supplemental insurance.

Learn more about the program at .

For more information, contact the Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program at 352-264-6730.

Category: Communications Office, Community Support Services,

Keywords: Foster Grandparent Program, Community Support Services,

Eco Industrial Park Grand Opening

This groundbreaking is a critical step in Alachua County's long-term collaboration with the University of Florida and the City of Gainesville for a sustainable waste management strategy. The site supports east side economic development and job growth.

Category: Public Works, County Commissioners, Communications Office,

Keywords: Eco Industrial Park, Groundbreaking,

Alachua County's Hurricane Michael Response Efforts

Alachua County Fire Rescue sent over two dozen rescue personnel to the panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

Category: Communications Office, Department of Public Safety,

Keywords: Fire Rescue, Hurricane Michael,

Alachua County Talks: CareerSource North Central Florida

This edition of Alachua County Talks features an interview with CareerSource North Central Florida Executive Director Frank Avery. CareerSource North Central Florida provides career and job search services to residents of Alachua and Bradford Counties.

In speaking of the program Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “The Alachua County Commission is very supportive of CareerSource North Central Florida’s work in helping to foster a world-class work force which meets the needs of both employers and job seekers within our community.”

For more information visit or call 352-955-2245 (Gainesville) or 904-964-8092 (Starke).

Category: Communications Office,

Keywords: Alachua County Talks, CareerSource North Central Florida,

Alachua County Forever - Four Creeks Preserve

Alachua County and the City of Gainesville recently took ownership of the Four Creeks Preserve, a 715-acre property that contributes to the flow of four separate creek systems. Rainfall on the undeveloped block of forestland situated between U.S. 441 and N.W. 43rd Avenue eventually finds its way into Turkey, Blues, Possum, and Hogtown creeks. Ownership by the City and County will help to ensure that these creeks continue to receive good quality water at their source. This video provides a brief look at the property and also explains the process for nominating lands for acquisition through the County Commission's Land Conservation Board.

For more information, call (352) 264-6868, or visit

Category: Environmental Protection, Communications Office,

Keywords: Alachua County Forever, Four Creeks Preserve,

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