Media Release

Alachua County/Gainesville Partnership Award

Friday, May 18, 2007 1:00 AM

3:55 p.m.


MIAMI, FLORIDA - Alachua County and the City of Gainesville received honors today at the Florida City and County Management Association Annual Conference.  At the awards luncheon the two governments received the "Program Excellence Award for Community Partnerships" in the population over 50,000 category.


The award heralded the Alachua County, City of Gainesville partnership in the creation of the "10 Year Plan to End Homelessness."


On hand to receive the award were Alachua County Manager Randall H. Reid and Gainesville Communications and Marketing Manager Bob Woods.


In speaking of the award Reid said, "Beginning with Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan and Commission Rodney J. Long agreeing to co-chair the project, this partnership has been a model cooperation between the two entities.  Each of our Commissions and staffs have worked diligently to tackle this difficult challenge."  Reid continued, "Since this effort was launched the partnership has grown geometrically.  Both citizens and other non-profits have contributed time and energy to understanding and ending homelessness in our community."


For information on the "10 Year Plan to End Homelessness"contact Alachua County Poverty Reduction Program Director, John Skelly at 352-264-6700.




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

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