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Apr 07

Around Town: Highlights in the Community March 2023

Posted on April 7, 2023 at 12:34 PM by Stacy VanCamp

City of Apopka Highlights for March 2023

Apopka Youth Council's Wellness Event

The Apopka Youth Council hosted a teen mental wellness event for local students to engage in mental health discussions in honor of World Teen Mental Wellness Day.

High school students in the Apopka Youth Council pose for pictures for Mental Health Awareness Event

Apopka Police Department's Swearing-In Ceremony

The Apopka Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony for its newest officers, Officer Tomlin and Officer Ruister Jose Acevedo. Welcome aboard!  In addition, Officer Amanda Merrill and Officer Kenny Lucas were also sworn in for reserve status.

Chief McKinley swears in new officers at the ceremony in the City Hall Chamber

Propagate Social House's Announcement

Propagate Social House made the exciting announcement that they have purchased the former Hall's Feed Store and will be turning it into a restaurant and meeting place in downtown Apopka!  It is very exciting to see another restaurant coming to the Apopka area. Congratulations Propagate!

Members of the community pose in front of the old Hall's Feed Store

Florida League of Mayors Regional Event

Mayor Nelson hosted a regional event for the Florida League of Mayors highlighting the City of Apopka and nearby ecotourism attractions such as the Wekiva River. Twelve mayors attended the event representing areas of Central and South Florida. Special thanks to Wekiva Island for hosting the event.

Members of the Florida League of Mayors at Wekiva Island

Planning Commission Retirement

Mayor Nelson presented a proclamation to Linda Laurendeau thanking her for her years of service on the City's Planning Commission. In addition to the Planning Commission, Linda volunteers for several civic organizations and dedicates many hours helping others in the community. Thank you for all that you do, Linda!

Linda Laurendeau pictured with Mayor Nelson with flowers and proclamation for her service

Congressman Webster's Mobile Office

Congressman Webster's Office has a mobile office at City Hall on the third Thursday of every month from 8:30 AM to 11 AM for constituents needing assistance with federal matters. The City is excited to partner with the Congressman's office to bring this service to our constituents.

Congressman Webster's Staffer poses with Mayor Nelson in front of City Hall for mobile hours

Micross Grand Opening

Micross, a company that serves the Aerospace & Defense, Space, Medical, Industrial & Commercial markets with the most comprehensive range of hi-reliability microelectronic components and services, held a grand opening ceremony for its newest location in Apopka bringing 140 high-paying jobs to the community! 

Members of the community and company stand in front of the building for ribbon cutting ceremony

Apopka Fire Department's Swearing-In Ceremony

The Fire Department welcomed 14 new recruits in a swearing-in ceremony. Welcome aboard!

New recruits sworn in at Apopka Fire Department's Ceremony

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