Media Release

Trailblazer Grant

Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been awarded a $5,000 Government Trailblazer Grant from the National Center for Civic Innovation (NCCI) to support the County's Alternative Futures/Community Conversations program.  To view the award letter, click here.

The Trailblazer program has two major objectives:

  1. To produce greater alignment between the public's point of view and the actions and priorities of its local government, and
  2. To provide non-confrontational opportunities for the public and government to discuss matters of mutual concern.

For more information about the Trailblazer program, click here.

Alternative Futures/Community Conversations is a series of public meetings to discuss difficult fiscal constraints facing Alachua County, and receive community feedback through an interactive simulated budget activity.

In speaking of the grant County Manager Randall H. Reid said, "This grant will help us continue to engage our citizens in the process of envisioning and creating a more sustainable future for Alachua County in light of the volatile circumstances and challenges we are all facing."

To view a short Alternative Futures/Community Conversations video, click here.

For more information, contact the Office of Management and Budget at 352-374-5262. 


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).