Fast Track

Mike Mylett Named Sarasota County Public Utilities Director

Mylett has been with Sarasota County Government since 2000.

08/30/2019 By Staff

Law

Elbrecht Named New County Attorney

Elbrecht, whose tenure began April 1, replaces retiring county attorney Stephen DeMarsh.

04/03/2019 Photography by Staff

Construction

Sarasota County Employee Named 'Government Engineer of the Year'

The SunCoast Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently honored Sarasota County director of capital projects Carolyn Eastwood.

03/07/2019 By Staff

Construction

Developer Builds New Osprey Sidewalk

Neal Communities recently partnered with Sarasota County to build a sidewalk on the north side of Bay Street in Osprey.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Grants

Sarasota County Neighborhood Grant Seminars Return This Month

The county offers neighborhoods up to $10,000 for improvement projects.

02/11/2019 By Staff

Environment

County Recognized for Sustainable Supply Chain Practices

Sarasota County government's materials management team recently earned the Green Supply Chain Award for the second consecutive year.

01/04/2019 By Staff

Environment

Grant Will Help Nonprofits Save Money Through Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Sarasota County, the City of Sarasota, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently secured a $150,000 matching grant for the project.

11/09/2018 By Staff

Deals

Sarasota County and Mote Agree to Terms for Land for New Aquarium

The deal will allow Mote Marine Laboratory to move forward with plans to build its new Science Education Aquarium on 11.5 acres at Nathan Benderson Park.

10/25/2018 By Staff

Politics

County Administrator, City Managers to Speak at Tiger Bay Luncheon

Sarasota County administrator Jonathan Lewis, Sarasota city manager Tom Barwin, Longboat Key town manager Tom Harmer and Venice city manager Edward Lavallee will participate.

10/23/2018 By Staff

Recreation

Park Management Changing Hands

Next month, five City of Sarasota parks and recreation facilities now maintained by Sarasota County through an inter-local agreement will return to the city.

09/17/2018 By Staff

Energy

'National Drive Electric Week' Starts Sept. 8

Sarasota County's sustainability office is celebrating National Drive Electric Week with events on Saturday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 15.

08/31/2018 By Staff

Leadership

Business Development Workshop for Those in Newtown and North Sarasota Starts Sept. 11

The class will focus on assessing one's entrepreneurial skills, determining whether one has a strong business concept and how to grow a business.

08/28/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

Thirteen New Machinists Graduate From Workforce Training Program

This year's class brings the total number of graduates in the program to 102.

07/11/2018 By Staff

Planning

County Explores Buying 3 Acres of Bayfront Land

Sarasota County is hosting an open house to gauge community support for the purchase of a property at 1710 Vamo Drive, Sarasota.

07/09/2018 By Staff

Government

Sarasota County Selects New Assistant Administrator

The deputy city manager in Lakeland recently accepted an offer to serve as Sarasota County's assistant county administrator.

06/07/2018 By Staff

Utilities

New Program to Help Low-Income Residents Cut Energy Costs

Sarasota County is launching a new program designed to help low-income residents save money on energy and water.

06/01/2018 By Staff

Environment

Bay Seagrass Survey Takes Place May 5

Registered volunteers will take to the waters in and around Sarasota Bay to count and identify seagrass species.

04/26/2018 By Staff

New hires

Food and Agricultural Sciences Office Names New Director

Sarasota County's University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and Sustainability office recently hired Lee Hayes Byron.

04/04/2018 By Staff

Environment

Class Covers Environmentally Friendly Lawn, Landscape Maintenance

The University of Florida and Sarasota County are providing a training in green practices in lawn and landscape management and pest control.

07/25/2017 By staff

Construction

Sarasota Courthouse Restoration Begins

Sarasota County recently started work to restore Sarasota's Historic Courthouse, the 91-year-old building that houses the main office of the Sarasota County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller.

06/08/2017 By staff