WEEK OF MAY 22, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

ADVANCES: WEEK OF MAY 21, 2017

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THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, MAY 19, 2017........ Gov. Rick Scott and state Cabinet members will meet Tuesday and appear poised to name Noah Valenstein as secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Valenstein is executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District and is a former aide to Scott. Also during the meeting, Scott and the Cabinet will consider proposals aimed at conserving more than 5,000 acres of land in Okeechobee and Highlands counties.

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

FLOOD STANDARDS ON TABLE: Committees of the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology will start two days of meetings to discuss issues such as 2017 flood standards. (Monday, 9 a.m., 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee.)

SOUTH FLORIDA PLANNING COUNCIL MEETS: The South Florida Regional Planning Council is scheduled to meet in Monroe County. (Monday, 10:30 a.m., Murray E. Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Highway, Key Largo.)

LAWMAKERS DISCUSS SECURITY ISSUES: State Rep. Lori Berman, D-Lantana, and Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, will host a town-hall meeting to discuss steps being taken to help protect the Jewish community from increased vandalism and threats. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., Weisman Delray Community Center, 7091 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.)

POLK STATE TRUSTEES MEET: The Polk State College Board of Trustees will hold a budget workshop, followed by a board meeting. (Monday, workshop starts at 2:30 p.m., Polk State College, Lakeland Technology Building, Lakeland.)

TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

PHILIP, BEAN SPEAK AT HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE: Florida Surgeon General Celeste Philip and state Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, are expected to be among the speakers during a “Future of Healthcare Conference” in Jacksonville. (Tuesday, conference starts at 8:30 a.m., University of North Florida, University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville.)

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER BOARD MEETS: The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board is scheduled to meet. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., district Brooksville office, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville.)

DEP SECRETARY CONSIDERED: Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will take up a number of issues, including the selection of a new secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Noah Valenstein, executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, is the only candidate slated to be interviewed for the DEP job. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

FLOOD STANDARDS AT ISSUE: Committees of the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology will continue two days of meetings to discuss issues such as 2017 flood standards. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee.)

BROWARD COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The Broward College Board of Trustees will take up a series of issues, including receiving an update on the 2017 legislative session. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Willis Holcombe Downtown Center, 111 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.)

CULTURAL RESOURCES AT ISSUE: The Florida Division of Historical Resources will start a two-day “Florida Cultural Resources Summit.” (Tuesday, opening remarks at 1:30 p.m., Mission San Luis, 2100 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee.)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017

CULTURAL RESOURCES AT ISSUE: The Florida Division of Historical Resources will continue a two-day “Florida Cultural Resources Summit.” (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Mission San Luis, 2100 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee.)

VALENCIA COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The Valencia College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet. (Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Valencia College, Winter Park Campus, 850 West Morse Blvd., Winter Park.)

ROTH DISCUSSES SESSION: State Rep. Rick Roth, R-Loxahatchee, is expected to discuss the 2017 legislative session during a meeting of the Republican Club of the Palm Beaches. (Wednesday, noon, Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, Palm Beach Airport, 1301 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach.)

UNF TRUSTEES DISCUSS PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH: The University of North Florida Board of Trustees will meet and discuss issues such as the school's presidential search. President John Delaney plans to step down next year. (Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., University of North Florida, Student Union, Jacksonville.)

SOUTH FLORIDA COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The South Florida State College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., South Florida State College, Highlands Campus boardroom, 600 West College Dr., Avon Park.)

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

UWF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of West Florida Board of Trustees will discuss a number of issues, including receiving a legislative update. (Thursday, 9 a.m., UWF Conference Center Lounge, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola.)

SUPREME COURT ISSUES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)

HARDEMON DISCUSSES SESSION: State Rep. Roy Hardemon, D-Miami, will hold a town-hall meeting to discuss the 2017 legislative session. (Thursday, 6 p.m., Audrey Edmonson Transit Village, 6101 N.W. Seventh Ave., Miami.)

PARTY LEADER SPEAKS TO ORANGE DEMOCRATS: Sally Boynton Brown, the newly appointed president of the Florida Democratic Party, will speak during the Orange County Democratic Executive Committee's annual “Grassroots Awards Celebration.” (Thursday, 6 p.m., Celebration Gardens, 1871 Minnesota Ave., Winter Park.)

NORTH CENTRAL PLANNING COUNCIL MEETS: The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council is scheduled to meet. (Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 S.W. Commerce Blvd., Lake City.)

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

KASICH SPEAKS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, will speak to the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. (Friday, noon, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.)


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5/19/2017

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