Media Release

Community Conversations 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012 9:45 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners invites citizens to participate in “Community Conversations 2012.” These public events are happening throughout the County during the month of August. Community Conversation events are free, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.

The events feature a brief presentation of the County’s budget and issues facing the County. During each session, participants use electronic survey tools to gather opinions on a number of local issues. Participants are also given opportunities to suggest solutions to these issues. Community Conversations 2012 also features an interactive budget exercise, in which participants act as County Commissioners and collaborate with others to establish budget priorities.

To register for Community Conversations, click on the event, or call 352-374-5262.

Thursday, August 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Senior Recreation Center (5701 NW 34th Street, Gainesville)

Monday, August 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Alachua County Health Department (224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville)

Thursday, August 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
GRU Downtown Offices- Multi-purpose room (301 SE 4th Ave, Gainesville)

Saturday, August 25, from 9 a.m. to noon
Kanapaha Veterans Memorial Park- Freedom Community Center (7340 SW 41st Place, Gainesville)

“Public/Private partnerships have become increasingly important in these lean economic times.” County Manager Rick Drummond commented, “With Community Conversations 2012, citizens will partner with us by lending their thoughts and ideas to the FY2013 budget discussion.”

Click to view the event invitation.

For more information, contact Donna Bradbrook, Alachua County Management and Budget at 352-264-7066 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).