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Animal Services, Animal Stories - Cody

It doesn't matter if you're a dog or cat person. Alachua County Animal Services has over 100 pets available for adoption!

It takes a lot of work to care for so many animals. Meet Cody, one of the Animal Shelter Assistants who plays matchmaker between potential adoptees and those looking for a new companion.

If you're interested in adopting or volunteering, call 352-264-6870 or visit to learn more.

Category: Communications Office,

Keywords: Animal Services, Animal Stories,

Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program

The Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is currently seeking volunteers. Volunteers work one-on-one with children, especially in Head Start classes, elementary schools, and after-school programs. Volunteers must meet income qualifications, be in good physical health, and pass a background screening.

In return for their service, volunteers receive a bi-weekly non-taxable stipend, a daily meal, mileage reimbursement, and supplemental insurance.

Learn more about the program at .

For more information, contact the Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program at 352-264-6730.

Category: Communications Office, Community Support Services,

Keywords: Foster Grandparent Program, Community Support Services,

Eco Industrial Park Grand Opening

This groundbreaking is a critical step in Alachua County's long-term collaboration with the University of Florida and the City of Gainesville for a sustainable waste management strategy. The site supports east side economic development and job growth.

Category: Public Works, County Commissioners, Communications Office,

Keywords: Eco Industrial Park, Groundbreaking,

Alachua County's Hurricane Michael Response Efforts

Alachua County Fire Rescue sent over two dozen rescue personnel to the panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

Category: Communications Office, Department of Public Safety,

Keywords: Fire Rescue, Hurricane Michael,

Alachua County Talks: CareerSource North Central Florida

This edition of Alachua County Talks features an interview with CareerSource North Central Florida Executive Director Frank Avery. CareerSource North Central Florida provides career and job search services to residents of Alachua and Bradford Counties.

In speaking of the program Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “The Alachua County Commission is very supportive of CareerSource North Central Florida’s work in helping to foster a world-class work force which meets the needs of both employers and job seekers within our community.”

For more information visit or call 352-955-2245 (Gainesville) or 904-964-8092 (Starke).

Category: Communications Office,

Keywords: Alachua County Talks, CareerSource North Central Florida,

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