2003 Meeting Photos, Proclamations, Recognitions, Presentations

December 12, 2003
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Proclamation designating December 9, 2003 as Community for a Lifetime in St. Johns County
Recipient COA Director, Cathy Brown

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Special Presentation by the Board of County Commissioners and CH2M Hill
The Bikes-n-Bytes Program. Accepting are members from the SJC American Legion Post 194 Youth Program

November 20, 2003

Presentation of Appreciation Awards Reorganizational Meeting of the County Commission
2004 Chair Elect is Commissioner Karen R. Stern and Vice Chair is Bruce A. Maguire

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Newly Elected Chair, Karen R. Stern

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Stern being congratulated by Cornerstone’s Jerry Mallot

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Newly Elected Vice Chair, Bruce A. Maguire – (being interviewed by Ponte Vedra Recorder reporter Chuck Day)

October 31, 2003
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Special Presentation
Collen Castille, Secretary of the Department of Community Affairs presents St. Johns County with a check for $1.9 million for the Vaill Point/Moultrie Creek Project. (Castille is holding the check. Also pictured are representatives from both DCA and Florida Communities Trust.)

October 22, 2003
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Proclamation designating October 2003 as as Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Accepting the Proclamation is Angie Lindsey.

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Proclamation designating October 24, 2003 as National Park Service Volunteer Recognition Day
Accepting is Gordy Wilson.

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Proclamation designating October 23-31, 2003 as Red Ribbon Week
Accepting is Patty Greenough & Dr. Maria Cola.

October 7, 2003
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Proclamation designating October 2003 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Accepting the Proclamation is Ms. Beth Hughes, Executive Director – Betty Griffin House.

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Proclamation designating October 2003 as Vision Awareness Month
Recipients are Marilyn Wright, Facilitator for the Visually Impaired Support Group and Mr. Jim Donnelly.

Sepember 24, 2003

Proclamation designating September 23-29, 2003 as United Way Week
Other than our Commissioners, the folks pictured are from Kramer Upchurch.

Proclamation designating that the 2003-04 concert season beginning October 4, 2003 - as EMMA Silver Season
Pictured other than our Commissioners are Billy Ross, President and Charles Doolittle, Vice President.

Sepember 9, 2003

Proclamation Designating September 2003 as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
Proclamation designating September 2003 as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Recipient is James Tucker.

August 26, 2003

Proclamation Designating September 13, 2003 as Ponte Vedra Reads "Cross Creek"
Accepting the proclamation on behalf of the Ponte Vedra Friends of the Library are Susan Drain, Chair (left) and Neva Nelson, Co-Chair (right).

Special Recognition for George Flint
George Flint accepts a plaque of special recognition. Pictured with the County Commissioners is Victor Martinelli.

August 12, 2003

Certificate of Honor and Appreciation
Employee Darrel Gardener awarded the Certificate of Honor and Appreciation for his outstanding courage to assist a fellow County citizen in an emergency situation.

July 7, 2003

Proclamation for the Mental Health Department’s 10 year Anniversary
Accepted by Dr. Maria Colavito, Tony Catoggio, Barbara Lee, Mitzi Gage and James Tucker, of the Mental Health Department.

Recognition for Patsy Heiss
Patsy Heiss was recognized for her continued service at St. Johns County.

July 1, 2003

Special Procession recognizing July 4, 2003
Presentation of the Betsy Ross version of the American flag by the historic re-enactors from the Colonial Spanish Quarter. Pictured with the County Commissioners are, from left, Mark Warren, Chuck Dale and Clark Wullenweber.

June 24, 2003

Medal of Honor Award
Sheriff Perry and Medal of Honor recipient Deputy Kerry W. Tanner are pictured with the BCC. Commissioner Jacalone is absent. Dep. Tanner is holding a Certificate of Distinction from the BCC presented at the meeting.

June 3, 2003

Proclamation for Hugh Balboni Day
Proclamation designating June 6, 2003 as Hugh Balboni Day Accepted by Mr. Balboni with his wife, Pat, and his daughter, Tanya.

Proclamation for Code Enforcement Officer's Appreciation Week
Proclamation designating June 2-7, 2003 as Code Enforcement Officers’ Appreciation Week Accepted by James Acosta, Code Compliance Supervisor, Leslie Banta, Office Specialist, and Code Compliance Officers Karen Burner, Golda Kelly and Steve Wyland.

May 27, 2003

Proclamation for Dr. Walker
Proclamation granting special recognition and appreciation to James William Walker, M.D. for 16 years of dedicated service to the people of St. Johns County, both as HRS Deputy District Administrator and Director of the St. Johns County Health Department.

May 20, 2003

COA Sustained Excellence Award
Special Presentation of the Sustained Excellence Award to Council on Aging. Presented by Gwen Pra with the Florida Department of Transportation to Greta Larkins, COA Fiscal Director.

Florida Association of Residential Property Managers Day
Proclamation designating May 20, 2003 as Florida Association of Residential Property Managers Day. Accepted by Wendell D. Davis, President Elect of the Florida Residential Property Managers Association.

May 13, 2003

Tourism Awareness Day
Proclamation designating May 15, 2003 as Tourism Awareness Day Accepted by Dale Haney, Chairman, Tourist Development Council; Sandy Craig, Chairman, Visitors & Convention Bureau; and Jane Morris, President, Attractions Association.

Better Hearing and Speech Month
Proclamation designating May 2003 as Better Hearing and Speech Month Accepted by Darrell Volz and Susan Biesiada of the Sertoma Club.

May 6, 2003

Civility Month
Proclamation designating May 2003 as Civility Month Accepted by Carl Sanders, representing the Local Government Section of the local Florida Bar Association chapter.

Florida State Parks Month
Proclamation designating May 2003 as Florida State Parks Month Accepted by Paul Crawford, Florida Parks Service, who stated that May 17 is statewide Free Entry Day at all Florida state parks.

Older Americans Month
Proclamation designating May 2003 as Older Americans Month Accepted by Council on Aging representatives Cathy Brown, Executive Director, and Joe Boles, President, who advised that May 11-17 is Senior Center Week.

Elder Law Month
Proclamation designating May 2003 as Elder Law Month Accepted by Vicki Bowers, Berg & Associates, representing the Elder Law Section of the local Florida Bar Association chapter.

Letter Carriers Food Drive Day
Proclamation designating May 10, 2003 as Letter Carriers Food Drive Day Accepted by Jim Bluhm, Postmaster, Julie Gustafson, letter carrier, and Nancy Burns, United Way.

April 22, 2003

Volunteer Week
Proclamation designating April 27, 2003 through May 3, 2003 as Volunteer Week in St. Johns County. Accepted by Frances Neelands, BCC Volunteer.

Nurses Week
Proclamation designating May 6 through 12, 2003 as Nurses Week. Accepted by Dorothy Colsant and Susan Syrdahl, District 11, Florida Nurses Association.

National Drug Court Month
Proclamation designating May 2003 as National Drug Court Month. Accepted by Circuit Judge Robert Mathis and (pictured from front) Renee Morris, SAPD; two successful program participants; Sheila Truncale, Probation & Parole; Chris Rominger, EPIC; Amy Osteryoung, State Attorney’s Office; Patti Greenough, EPIC Executive Director; Ralph Cumberbatch, Drug Court Coordinator.

April 15, 2003

Equal Pay Day
Proclamation designating April 15, 2003 as Equal Pay Day Accepted by Lucy Reep, Business & Professional Women’s Organization of Florida.

Earth Day
Proclamation designating April 19, 2003 as Earth Day Accepted by Peg McIntyre; will be held at the St. Augustine Amphitheater Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.

Crime Victims' Rights Week
Proclamation designating April 20 to 25, 2003 as Crime Victims’ Rights Week Accepted by Mary Alice Colson, Victims’ Advocate, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. For more information about the week’s events, please see www.sjso.org

April 8, 2003

National County Government Week
Proclamation designating April 6-12, 2003 as National County Government Week. Accepted by Kathy Drake, St. Johns County Children’s Commission.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation
Proclamation designating April 2003 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month Accepted by Beth Hughes, Executive Director, Betty Griffin House.

4-H Service Projects
Presenter – Andrew Toelle, Coordinator, 4-H Program. Several 4-H’ers spoke about their service projects and the 4-H Program.
Presenters included 4-Hers (l to r) Delia Bledsoe, Cameron Fisher, and Sara Sachs.