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Tower Road and NW 43rd Street Completion

Tower Road and NW 43rd Street are two of Alachua County's most traveled roads. This year, both roadways received a major overhaul that included a complete resurfacing of both roadways, added crosswalks on NW 43rd Street and bus pullouts on Tower Road.

The two projects cost a combined $9 million and will ease traffic congestion and make the roads safer for drivers and pedestrians for the next 20 years.

These projects were completed in part with funds generated from the local gas tax.

Category: Communications Office, Public Works,

Keywords: Tower Road, Public Works, 43rd Street,

Alachua County Crisis Center

The Alachua County Crisis Center offers 24/7 crisis and suicide intervention phone counseling to all residents of Alachua County. Annually the Center responds to over 40,000 calls on the crisis lines. In addition, during times of community disaster, the Crisis Center's Rumor Control Line responds to calls from citizens seeking information, comfort, and support.  Staff and volunteers work over 52,000 hours annually to fully operate Crisis Center programs.

For more information about the Crisis Center's range of services, please call  352-264-6785 or visit

For more information on volunteering, contact Alachua County Crisis Center Training Coordinator, Jan Greene at 352-264-6782.

Category: Communications Office, Community Support Services,

Keywords: Crisis Center, Community Support Services,

Visit Gainesville, Alachua County Meeting

Recently, more than 100 tourism stakeholders gathered at a workshop hosted by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County, and the Tourist Development Council.

The diverse and highly engaged participants included representatives from Gainesville’s cultural, sports, arts, and tourism industries and all nine Alachua County municipalities. The group brainstormed best practices, innovative ideas, ways to collaborate to attract a variety of visitors, increase daily visitor expenditures, and position the Gainesville/Alachua County region as the natural and cultural oasis of North Central Florida.

* $10.3 million in tourism-related sales tax revenue which supports services to our citizens in the County and all of our municipalities
* $5 million in Bed Tax is generated by visitors
* Bed Tax supports local arts, nature, cultural, and sports organizations.
* Bed Tax supports capital projects such as the construction of Champions Park, the Cade Museum, and the City of Alachua Event Center.
* More than 9200 jobs are supported by tourism in Alachua County

Category: Communications Office,

Keywords: Visit Gainesville, tourism,

Working for Alachua County

Looking for a career change? You could build a career while also serving your community.

Category: Communications Office, Administrative Services,

Keywords: Working for Alachua County, jobs,

New Alachua County Pocket Park in Sugarfoot Oaks Community

This beautiful new pocket park is located at 817 S.W. 64th Terrace, Gainesville, and sits adjacent to the community family resource center operated by a collaboration between the Southwest Advocacy Group (SWAG), Partnership for Strong Families, and Alachua County. The lot was donated to the County in 2005, by Philip C. (Dusty) Hopkins of Boca Grande. The park has been officially named “Mark S. Hopkins Park”, in honor of Phillip Hopkins' late brother. A small playground previously sat on the site of the new park but was not up to the level of use it received from neighborhood kids.

Category: Communications Office, Facilities Management, County Commissioners,

Keywords: Pocket Park, Sugarfoot Oaks,

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