Clerk’s office wins award

Chicago–The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that Collier County Clerk of the Courts, Florida has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award represents a significant achievement by the Clerk’s Office. It reflects the commitment of the Clerk and staff to […]

Lilly Bass Church of God awards Hooks Scholarship

Lilly Bass Church of God in Unity, Inc. established the Elder Rosetta Hooks Scholarship in her honor to help a young man or woman who will be attending college. This year we were able to bless two students with the Elder Rosetta Hooks Scholarship by awarding them $500 each. The 2018 scholarship recipients are: E’fennadi […]

Benison Distribution Center Receives $10,000 donation

Taste of Immokalee students in collaboration with 1 by 1 Leadership Foundation and Naples United Church of Christ raised $10,000 for Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The students wanted the funds to go to an organization that was continuing to work on the unmet needs of the Immokalee community months after the hurricane hit. They identified […]

Congrats to the IHS BETA Club on your recent wins

The Immokalee High School BETA club went to the National BETA Club convention in Savannah, Georgia on June 16 and were there until June 20, where they placed first in Campaign Skit, Scrapbook, Spotlight on Service and Freshlook at BETA. Second in Recycling. Third in Character Skit. Eighth in Banner and Advertising Design and tenth […]

Important alligator safety advice

Alligators become more active during warm weather months, and it’s not uncommon to see them throughout the state. Most interactions consist of seeing alligators at a distance. However, if you have a concern about a specific alligator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges you to call their toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at […]

Elections Staff Designated with MFCEP Credentials

Three staff members from the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office were recently designated as “Master Florida Certified Elections Professionals” (MFCEP) by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE). Kerry Black, MFCEP; Aixa Capizzi, MFCEP; and Heather Doane, MFCEP were presented with their MFCEP credentials on Tuesday, May 22, during the FSASE 2018 […]

Collier County Elections Office announces precinct changes

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office will begin mailing new voter information cards today to approximately 15,000 Collier County voters who will see changes to their polling location during the 2018 elections. The new precinct changes will decrease the total number of precincts in Collier from 60 to 59. Precinct 205 has been consolidated […]

These local and county seats are up for election this year

There are several local seats up for election in Collier County including the Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, due to the recent passing of Dwight Brock. Three seats on the school board, those representing Districts 1, 3 and 5 and two county commission seats, those representing Districts 2 and 4 will also be up for […]

Guadalupe Center donors create summer academy to send Immokalee students on college exploration trips

By Dawn Montecalvo, President of the Guadalupe Center Two longtime supporters of the Guadalupe Center have established an annual program to send Immokalee High School students on college exploration trips every summer. Bunny and Charles Salisbury, generous supporters and volunteers of the Guadalupe Center since 2006, have established the E.G. Salisbury Tutor Corps Summer Academy. […]

HCSO seizes Altair Training Solutions

On June 19, 2018, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden received, from the court, a Writ of Possession Instanter ordering Sheriff Whidden to seize all of the property named in the writ and turn it over to the new owner and remove any persons on the property known as Altair Training Solutions, a regional training facility […]