Community Newsletters

Community Update

Community Update is published by the County Manager's Communications Office. It is provided to keep citizens apprized of the business and events of the County and the Board of County Commissioners. The most recent issues of Community Update can be found below. Thank you for your continued interest in Alachua County government.

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Press Releases

The County Manager's Communications Office strives to foster an informed and engaged citizenry. An essential element of this is our press releases. We use them as a tool to educate and engage the media, our employees and our citizenry. Our most recent press releases can be found below.

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EAR-Based Comprehensive Plan Update Mailing List

You can participate in the update of the County's Comprehensive Plan - the blueprint for the County's future. Every seven to ten years, the County prepares an Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) that evaluates the success in addressing major community issues through the Comprehensive Plan and identifies recommendations for revisions and update of the Plan. The EAR was adopted by the County Commission on August 11, 2009 and contained recommendations which will form the foundation for the next update and revision of the Comprehensive Plan in 2009 to 2011. Sign up for the EAR-Based Comprehensive Plan Update Mailing List to receive notices about upcoming meetings and new information throughout the process. For more information visit the EAR website.

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Emergency Management - Email Alerts

Alachua County Emergency Management is now using the CodeRED Emergency Notification System and it is an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications and the distribution of information considered to be important.

This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the County in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action, such as an evacuation, contaminated water, hazardous chemical spill, etc.  This system is capable of dialing the entire County within minutes.  It then delivers a pre-recorded message describing the situations to a live person or an answering machine in the affected area, possibly including instructions requiring immediate action on the part of the recipient. Sign up here.

"The Wader"

The Wader is a quarterly newsletter published by the Environmental Protection Department to inform citizens of water related programs. The Wader emphasizes environmental outreach efforts and includes a calendar of upcoming events so you can join us in protecting our water resources. Sign up for "The Wader" below.

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