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Leon County Link for February 2024

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Leon County Link for February 2024


The Leon County Link connects citizens with Leon County services. For Leon County news and information, please visit: LeonCountyFL.gov/News.

Celebrating 200 Years of Tallahassee-Leon County

Join us for a year-long extravaganza honoring the diverse stories, vibrant spirit, and boundless potential of our beloved community.

Discover the history of Tallahassee-Leon County, learn about engaging local events, and so much more at TallahasseeLeonCounty200.com.

Black History Month

Celebrate the contributions, triumphs, and achievements of Black Americans during Black History Month with the African American Read-In, a genealogy event, a local history presentation, and resources from the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System.

Learn more at LeonCountyFL.gov/BlackHistoryMonth.

Spring Seed Library Kickoff
Saturday, February 10, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Leon County Main Library, 200 West Park Avenue 


The Leon County Spring Seed Library kicks off on Saturday, February 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Leon County Main Library. Choose from 10 seed varieties to build your spring garden, participate in educational activities, and learn how to create a successful home garden.

Starting February 10, visit any library location and check out up to five seed packets per month using your library card, or three packets per month without a library card, while supplies last. Don't have a library card or need a replacement? Register online for a library card today.

Leon Works Junior Apprenticeship
EARN WHILE LEARNING NEW SKILLS

The Leon Works Junior Apprenticeship program provides a platform for high school juniors and seniors to immerse themselves in a skilled career field, earn an hourly salary, and receive class credit. Apprentices will have the opportunity to train with experts in a variety of Leon County departments and fast-track their career goals. Applications are open now for the fall 2024 semester for the following positions:

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Construction Contract Management
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedic
  • Fleet Mechanic
  • Graphic and Digital Design
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Administration
  • Web Development

The application deadline is Sunday, March 31. Visit LeonCountyFL.gov/JuniorApprentice to learn more and apply.

Leon Works Expo Exhibitor Registration Now Open

Make connections and build opportunities as an exhibitor during the ninth annual Leon Works Expo!

Leon County Government and the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality will host the Leon Works Expo on Friday, April 12, 2024, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The Expo will connect hundreds of local high school students to employers and academic institutions, creating opportunities to explore careers in the skilled workforce.

The Expo provides exhibitors the opportunity to share positive experiences about their field and provides students with hands-on, interactive learning opportunities. The deadline to apply is March 31.

For more information and to register as an exhibitor, visit LeonCountyFL.gov/LeonWorks.

2024 NEA Big Read Kickoff
Saturday, March 2, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Outside the downtown Leon County Main Library

 
Join us as we kick off the 2024 NEA Big Read featuring Andrew Krivak's The Bear! Enjoy outdoor hands-on activities for all ages, including a scavenger hunt, a Wander and Wonder story walk, food trucks, and more.

Free copies of The Bear will be available while supplies last.

Visit LeonCountyFL.gov/BigRead for more information.

Pick Up Your Bicentennial Library Card Today!

In honor of the Tallahassee-Leon County Bicentennial, Leon County Government is offering limited edition Bicentennial-themed library cards to all eligible Leon County residents. While supplies last, receive a new or replacement Bicentennial library card at no cost from any Leon County Public Library location. 

Learn more about library card eligibility at LeonCountyLibrary.org/LibraryCard.

Leon County News

Property Tax Exemptions


If you own and occupy property in Leon County, you may qualify for one or more property tax exemptions. March 1 is the filing deadline for each tax year. Eligibility is based on your permanent residence status as of January 1, and exemptions do not automatically transfer between properties. Do not miss your opportunity to save on your property taxes! To learn more, contact the Leon County Property Appraiser at 850-606-6200 or visit leonpa.gov.
 

Board of County Commissioners Schedule

Monday, February 19, at 1:30 p.m.
Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency Regular Meeting
City Commission Chambers – 300 S. Adams Street

Tuesday, February 20, at 3 p.m.
Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting
County Courthouse, 5th Floor Commission Chambers - 301 S. Monroe Street

Tuesday, February 20, at 6 p.m.
Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing
County Courthouse, 5th Floor Commission Chambers - 301 S. Monroe Street

Thursday, February 29, at 3 p.m.
Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Regular Meeting
City Commission Chambers – 300 S. Adams Street

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