November/December 2015 Agenda
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Awards & Accolades
▪ Leon County Tax Collector Doris Maloy was recently awarded the prestigious Victor E. Martinelli Outstanding Treasurer’s Award by the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers & Finance Officers.
▪ Holland & Knight reports that five of the firm’s attorneys in Tallahassee have been named to Florida Trend magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite list. At 37 in total, Holland & Knight has more Legal Elite honorees than any other law firm in the state. The following Tallahassee-based attorneys were recognized as 2015 Florida Legal Elite and Hall of Fame honorees: Martha W. Barnett — Government & Administrative — Hall of Fame; Sarah S. Butters — Wills, Trusts & Estates; Tiffany Roddenberry — Commercial Litigation — Up & Comer; Lawrence E. Sellers — Government & Administrative — Hall of Fame; Karen D. Walker — Government & Administrative. The firm also announced that Tallahassee-based attorneys Lawrence N. Curtin, Mark K. Delegal, Stephen H. Grimes, James M. Ervin Jr., D. Bruce May Jr., Shannon Hartsfield Salimone, Lawrence E. Sellers and Karen D. Walker have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Ervin was also named “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law.
▪ Roger Bouchard of Live Oak and Bill Powers of Tallahassee received the “Honorary Sheriff” award from the Florida Sheriff’s Association at the FSA’s recent summer conference in Fort Lauderdale. Powers and Bouchard were presented the honorary title based on their years of service and support for law enforcement and the Florida Sheriff’s Association.
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▪ Mollie Zajac, a Tallahassee-born esthetician/skin care specialist, has completed certification through Oncology Esthetics-USA and has expanded her practice to serve individuals who have cancer or are recovering from it. The training prepares professional estheticians to provide safe, customized spa treatments to clients with skin that’s been compromised by health issues.
▪ Cascades Park received the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers’ Engineering Excellence Grand Award in the Water and Stormwater category for 2015. Mark Llewellyn Sr., P.E., president of Genesis engineering, accepted the award at the 99th annual FES/FICE Summer Conference and Exposition banquet in July. This is the seventh award Genesis has received for Cascades Park. Genesis was involved in the planning, design and construction of the Capital Cascades Trail and Cascades Park from 2002 to March 2014. The 25-acre urban park is a major flood control/flood plain management system and an outstanding recreational facility for the community.
NACo Officers 2015–2016 (left to right) First Vice President Bryan Desloge (Leon County, Fla.), President Sallie Clark (El Paso County, Colo.), Second Vice President Roy Charles Brooks (Tarrant County, Texas), Immediate Past President Riki Hokama (Maui County, Hawaii), NACo Executive Director Matthew D. Chase
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▪ Leon County District 4 Commissioner Bryan Desloge was elected vice president of the National Association of Counties during the association’s 80th annual Conference and Exposition. He’ll serve in this role for a year and then assume the role of association president in 2016. Desloge has served on the Leon County Board of County Commissioners for nine years and was chairman from 2008 through 2009.
▪ The National Committee for Quality Assurance recently announced that Tallahassee Primary Care Associates has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for methods that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.