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With primary elections in Orange County concluded, two more candidates jumped into the race for the Apopka City Commission Seat #2 special election.Diane Velazquez, a former commissioner from 2014-2018, and Gene Knight Jr., a former candidate for Seat #1 in 2018, both filled out documents yesterday at City Hall in order to run for former Commissioner Alice Nolan’s vacated seat. Knight and Velazquez join Yesenia Leon-Baron, who filed two weeks ago for the special election.In 2014, Velazquez burst onto the Apopka political scene with a surprising victory over 18-year incumbent Marilyn Ustler-McQueen with 55% of the vote. Her margin of victory was the largest in that election cycle – outperforming both Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Commissioner Sam Ruth, who were both eventual winners in runoffs.Former Apopka City Commissioner Diane VelazquezAfter becoming a commissioner, she immediately began to define its role.“It’s more than just reviewing and deciding on new city projects, proposals, city charter changes, and any other issues the city and its residents may face in the ever-changing future of our city. Additionally, the role of a city commissioner is to make decisions on facts and taking into consideration the needs of the community at large. When I say, “More than just decision making,” It’s my opinion that commissioners need to be in contact with the community at all times. A commissioner needs to attend community meetings, attend organizational meetings and gatherings, attend school functions and church services. I have been invited to many church services in our community and I have attended almost all the services that I was invited to. Staying in touch with the residents, business people and others that visit and are in contact with our city is a very important part of being a city commissioner.”Velazquez is retired from the New York City Police Department who achieved the rank of Detective 2nd Grade, serving as a medical insurance fraud investigator. During her career, she attended and successfully completed several investigative courses within the agency. She also attended weekend college courses at Nassau Community College in Long Island.She has been actively involved in the community since moving to Apopka in April of 2005. She is married to Ed Velazquez, who is also a retired law enforcement officer and a Vietnam veteran, and has two children.Velazquez lost Seat #2 to Nolan in a 2018 runoff. Nolan received 1,702 votes (58.95%), while Velazquez received 1,185 (41.05%)Knight made his announcement through a social media post.“Alright my decision is made, I will be running for City Commissioner Seat Two,” Knight wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday. “I turned the paperwork in this morning to officially run, I will pay my qualifying fee August 26th.”Knight is a lifetime Apopkan. He went to school at Lovell Elementary, Lockhart Middle School, and Apopka High School. He worked at local companies his entire adult life and even lived in Apopka while serving as an Army reservist for nine years. he is the founder and an administrator of the Facebook Page Apopka Then and Now.“I am running because we live in an awesome community that’s been very good to my family,” Knight. “I want to do my part to keep Apopka great and I see opportunities to make it even better. I also see significant challenges coming before our city. I am seeking commissioner seat 2 because I want to continue to make Apopka a great place to live.”Gene KnightIn 2018, Knight ran for the Apopka City Commission (Seat #1), and received 1,196 votes (19.4%), finishing in third place and missing the runoff between Suzanne Kidd and Alexander H. Smith.He is married to Cheryl Knight and has two children.Baron, who was the first to officially file, is a newcomer to Apopka politics, but did run for the Orange County Property Appraiser’s Office earlier in the year.“I wanted to first express my well-wishes to Commissioner Alice Nolan during this tough time she and her family are experiencing,” she said in a statement to The Apopka Voice. “My family and I are praying for a speedy recovery. I also wanted to share that I filed to run as a candidate for the City of Apopka Council Seat 2.”Yesenia Leon-BaronBaron moved to Apopka in 2012 but was born and raised in Miami, the daughter of Cuban immigrants. She graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and then her Master of Science in organizational management from St. Thomas University.She started her professional career at the Department of Business and Professional Regulations as an investigative specialist. In 1997, she graduated from the police academy and rose to become a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.Baron retired in 2012 and is now a Regional Liaison for the National Criminal Justice Training Center, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program. She is also an appointed member of the Community Action Board for Orange County District 2.She is married to Edwin Baron and has four children.Also expected to announce a run for Seat #2 is Greg Jackson and Leroy Bell.Bell, who has run for city commission in 2018, and 2020, is close to announcing his third run for city commission since 2018.“I am checking out my options,” he told The Apopka Voice earlier in the month. “We are doing a community survey and speaking to some of my supporters, and we’ll know something in the next week… but as of now, I am planning on running.”Greg Jackson, who is the co-host of the radio show “Let’s Talk About It with Rod Love and Greg Jackson”, did not confirm or deny a run for the city commission earlier in the month, but did post this on his Facebook page earlier in the month:“This morning I woke up, looked myself in the mirror, and asked: “If not me, who? If not now, when?” I push the envelope a little too much to continue sitting on the sidelines. The one thing I can say at this time is that there is an opportunity to serve and be impactful. I have worked very hard to do both as a private citizen.”Jackson is a local attorney and previously ran for the Florida Legislature (District 45) in 2016.Qualifying for the special election begins at noon on August 26th and ends at noon on August 28th. The election is November 3rd, and if a runoff is necessary, it will be on December 8th. I hate special assessments added to property tax bills, also. I have opposed such as that, before the council in person, on the record. Now they are assessing people’s properties, and approving the assessments at the public hearings, and making motions to approve the assessments BEFORE they even KNOW the final amounts that will be added to their tax bills! City won’t know until Jan. according to Ed Bass…..NOT RIGHT!!!! Right now, the council members don’t know for how long that will be assessed each year, for how many years, or the amount put on their tax bill. UNREAL to approve under those circumstances of blind figures!!! They claim there will be options, I don’t believe it, and if you can’t pay, you WILL LOSE YOUR PROPERTY, bottom line, including your own home!!! One of the most dangerous money grabs facing any property owner!!! Mama Mia TAGSCandidatesCity Council Commission Seat #2City of ApopkaSpecial Election Previous articleDistricts await state protocols as Florida schools contend with ‘inevitable’ COVID-19 outbreaksNext articleWednesday saw the lowest COVID positivity rate in months for Orange Co.; plus updates on testing, evictions and more Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I also want to get it off my chest about this subject of the police and fire department facing hazards and that the general employees sit at desks all day. My husband is a former general employee who faced hazards daily, when he was employed by the COA. He installed water line pipes, other pipes, culverts, repaired customer water line breaks, some sewer work, got down in deep holes that easily could have buried him alive if they caved in, standing in deep water too, that he had to get down into, and got down in holes, doing pipe- fitting in the worst cold weather and horrid heat, with active natural gas lines right there next to the work area, that could easily have killed him, if they struck the wrong pipe, and could have blew him and the crew to high heaven, plus electrical high- powered lines buried beneath the ground, they could have struck. The sewer workers face highly infectious diseases daily in their work, with hepatitis, all kinds of diseases and germs, and now, yes, with covid virus in the sewer lines, along with other viruses that can’t be killed off. I have seen horrible ringworm infestations circling all around one sewer worker’s arms. My husband’s finger was crushed and broken right before he retired, installing a valve at NW Recreation Complex, and he had to go into surgery, they cut off his wedding band, and put a titanium pin in his finger, until it healed, so I get angry when the police stand up there at the podium, and act like they are the only ones doing dangerous work. So you will know the truth! I am proud of the COA general employees, and they get the shaft, as far as the pay and pension plan….31% percent less than police and fire departments, but you NEVER hear the general employees stand up there and complain, and whine to the city council like the police department! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate August 20, 2020 at 10:36 am Well good, the citizens will have a choice with all the candidates running. I think they also spoke at the council meeting on you tube about a Griffin guy running, not sure, maybe I was dreaming. I know all the candidates except the Griffin guy and Yeseina. I am looking for a candidate who will represent the citizens of Apopka, and keep the millage tax rates down! Not someone who is too eager to raise taxes to give 6% raises to police department whiners! 6% raises= 12% property tax increases….NOT SUSTAINABLE to Apopka city budgets during pandemic times!!! INSANE, considering citizens are struggling with no jobs, can’t seem to get through the red tape to apply for unemployment, going hungry, can’t pay their rent, or home payments, etc. GET REAL, and I hope someone will represent the citizens instead of the squeaky wheel police department trying to extort more money for themselves, with their constant whining. I would love to see them appear before Mayor John Land, if he was still living, I know he wouldn’t put up with their antics! And someone who will actually care enough to actually be present ,at the council meetings, someone who will attend regularly, is that too much to ask??? Good luck to all! I can’t wait to vote for the general election! Reply Mama Mia August 20, 2020 at 11:02 am 3 COMMENTS August 20, 2020 at 4:57 pm Apopka City Hall You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSCOVID-19Eviction Diversion ProgramJohn Bridges Community CenterMayor Jerry DemingsOrange County GovernmentRoof RepairsTesting SiteU.S. Census Previous articleAAA: Florida gas prices hit 6-month highs; Apopka’s average price among state’s lowestNext articleBest New Casinos of 2020 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From the Orange County NewsroomMayor Demings of Orange County announced that the response rate to the US Census is very low compared to a decade ago. To make response easier there are direct links to the census below, and a new kiosk set up in Apopka. Additionally the Mayor updated COVID-19 numbers, shared grant money available for local roof repairs, encouraged landlords and tenants apply for eviction diversion assistance, and announced a new COVID testing site for this week.GOALS FOR THE WEEKMayor Demings’ goals for the week include:Providing free testing to any resident who needs itOffering financial relief to our landlords and tenantsInspecting and re-inspecting Orange County businesses to make sure they are operating in the safest manner possibleCOVID-19 NUMBERSSince Monday, there have been 94 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Orange County, bringing the cumulative total since March to 37,247. We have now lost 387 residents to COVID-19.Additional COVID-19 data related to Orange County include:Orange County 14-Day Positivity Rate (August 25 to September 7): 4.8 percentOrange County Rolling Positively Rate (cumulative since March 2020): 11.5 percentROOF REPAIROrange County Government has awarded a Community Development Block Grant of more than $570,000 dollars to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando & Osceola County.The grant funding will provide free roof repairs to residents in Unincorporated Orange County, and select municipalities such as Apopka and Winter Park.There are still a few application slots open for the program. Visit HabitatOrlandoOsceola.org/Repair-My-Roof/ to learn more.CENSUS DEADLINE APPROACHINGThe County’s current self-response rate for the 2020 Census is still below the rate of the 2010 Census – approximately 62 percent to 72 percent respectively.U.S. Census 2020 response rate for Orange CountyOrange County and the U.S. Census Bureau have installed kiosks at Neighborhood Center for Families to assist anyone looking to complete Census. The Centers are open Monday through Friday; from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kiosks will be cleaned after each use.If you have not completed the Census, please take the survey now at 2020Census.gov. September 30 is the deadline.Census officials have put seven Census Kiosks in the County’s Community Centers, for those who may not have access to the internet and want to submit their forms: East Orange, Hal P. Marston, Holden Heights, John Bridges, Maxey, Taft and Pine Hills Community Centers. The Community Centers are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.Your help is needed in sharing this important information with the community and encourage Census participation.The Census only takes a few minutes to complete and the Kiosks are easy to use. There is staff at each of the Community Centers to help anyone who wants to use the Kiosks. www.ocfl.net/census2020Take the Census Online NOW: https://2020census.gov/Take the Census Over the Phone: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.htmlo English: 844-330-2020o Spanish: 844-468-2020Can’t Find Your Census ID? Your Census ID is the 12-digit number that can be found on your questionnaire, letter, and postcard you received earlier this year. You can still respond online to the 2020 Census even if you did not receive a letter or paper questionnaire. Go to my2020census.gov, start the questionnaire, and select the link that says, “If you do not have a Census ID, click here.” It is located below the Census ID login field.2020 Census Self-Reponses Rates as of September 3, 2020Source: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates/self-response.htmlFlorida (All): 61.9%Orange County (All) : 62.3%Apopka: 67.2%Bay Lake (Disney): 3%Belle Isle: 76.1%Eatonville: 47.4%Edgewood: 77.5%Lake Buena Vista (Disney): 1%Maitland: 63.4%Oakland: 61.8%Ocoee: 70.1%Orlando: 57.1%Windermere: 73.2%Winter Garden: 71.7%Winter Park: 69.3%EVICTION DIVERSIONOrange County urges all landlord and tenants to apply and learn if they may qualify for the COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program.Since the program opened, 419 landlords will be paid back rent, preventing their tenants from being evicted. Currently, the average arrears payment is $2,900. More pre-screening applications are being processed.Orange County has approximately $20 million dollars in CARES Act funding for the program. For more information or program details, applicants may call 311, or visit ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion.FREE COVID-19 TESTINGOrange County Health Services will be in west Orange County at George Bailey Park this week from September 9 through 11, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location will serve as a centralized testing location for residents in Winter Garden, Oakland, Windermere and Ocoee.All Orange County Health Services sites are pedestrian-friendly and residents ages 12 and up can be tested with a parent or guardian. Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary.Residents that would like to book an appointment here or at other locations, visit ocfl.net/covid19. U.S. Census Kiosk set up by Orange County The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Helen Searl, Corporate Relations Manager, London Philharmonic OrchestraFern Potter, Development Consultant and Senior Development Manager from Index on Censorship will also be speaking. In her presentation she will argue that the arts sector is in danger of being completely marginalised in the current climate of budget cuts. “We’re getting squashed out of local authority funding, completely dropped off the Government’s consultation on national wellbeing and were nearly sliced from Michael Gove’s [Education Secretary] EBacc proposals,” she said.”If we don’t start getting smarter about making the case and providing impact analysis and evidence for our sector, we will not survive the current environment of squeezed funds. This conference is vital to our sector’s health.”Tickets cost from £175 for an IoF individual member.www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/arts2013 Engaging corporates Making a strong case for support The Institute of Fundraising is holding its first one-day conference for fundraisers in arts, culture and heritage organisations. Fundraising for Arts, Culture and Heritage Causes Conference takes place on 4 March in London.The conference will look at how the sector can strive to embed giving and philanthropy throughout arts organisations, from those just starting out to those with more fundraising experience.The event will cover: Advertisement Dealing with the changing environment Zoe Crick, Head of Development, Rambert Dance Company Tagged with: arts Institute of Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dominic Codera, Researcher, Natural History Museum About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Using social media for prospect research Howard Lake | 11 February 2013 | News Developing a fundraising strategy Embarking on a large capital appeal Institute of Fundraising to hold arts, culture and heritage fundraising conference Telephone fundraising in the artsSpeakers include: Making legacies work Rob Cope, Director, Remember a Charity 45 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Share your fundraising data with us, academics ask practitioners About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Professor Sarah Smith of Bristol University presented findings from a 2012 analysis of the behaviour of fundraisers and donors using JustGiving pages. This has been previously reported on UK Fundraising. Read the full report, Peer effects in charitable giving: Evidence from the (running) field.Professor Kimberley Scharf of Warwick University looked at the implications of fixed costs and competition for fundraising.Dr Beth Breeze of Kent University and AJ Nagaraj of the Advisory Board Company in the USA presented preliminary findings from different studies into the attributes of successful major gift fundraisers. Dr Breeze’s study focused on the Formation of Fundraisers (PDF, 196 kB), and AJ Nagaraj’s study looked at Gifted and Talented fundraisers.Associate professor Alex Imas of Carnegie Mellon University in the USA shared the results of tests into prosocial behaviour.Michael Sanders of Bristol University, who is also head of research at the Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights Team, ran through details of the team’s findings on field experiments in giving, which were first published last May.Professor Jen Shang of the University of Plymouth concluded the day reiterating the need for rigorous testing in academic research before all speakers convened for a panel Q&A session. Tagged with: Research / statistics Academic presentationsHere is a playlist of some of the speakers’ presentations:View speakers’ slide decksThe Fundraising Insights – New Research Findings conference, sponsored by JustGiving, was held in at Westminster University in London on Friday 28 March. Presentations included: Advertisement A conference hosted by Bristol and Warwick universities to share latest academic research about fundraising with practitioners has concluded with a call for charities to share more of their data with researchers.Speaking earlier in the day, Kimberley Scharf, professor of economics at Warwick University, had explained how she set up lab experiments to test predictions on the public’s attitudes to fixed costs because she couldn’t find any relevant data among charities.And when asked from the floor during the closing panel discussion how practitioners could help with academic research, the response was clear: share your data with us.Professor Jen Shang of Plymouth University’s Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy also pointed out that philanthropic research was a niche area compared to commercial marketing. There were around 5,000 professors of marketing, but only 20 of so professors of philanthropy in the world, she said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 96 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 April 2014 | News
Statement released Jan. 11 by IWA, a global anti-imperialist women’s alliance.Tens of thousands participated in the funeral for the three Turkish activists in Diyarbakir, Turkey, on Jan. 17.The International Women’s Alliance highly condemns the brutal premeditated murder of three Kurdish women activists yesterday in Paris. Sakine Cansiz, co-founder of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK); Fidan Dogan, Kurdistan National Congress representative; and young Kurdish activist Leyla Soylemez were all shot in the head in the early morning of Jan. 10 at the Kurdish Information Center in Paris, France.The three women had been actively and courageously involved in the struggle for peace, freedom, democracy and self-determination of the Kurdish people for years. IWA calls on the government of France to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into their political assassination, and to ensure the quick delivery of justice to the three victims.For years, the people of Kurdistan have been struggling for liberation and self-determination. The Kurdish people experience denial and violation of their most fundamental rights, including the right to speak their own language and their way of life, most especially in Turkey, where they are subjected to political repression and persecution.IWA reiterates its support to the Kurdish people and their struggle for peace, freedom, democracy and self-determination and calls on its members and allies to condemn the murder of Cansiz, Dogan and Soylemez, as well as the continued political repression and persecution of the Kurdish people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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Kenneth Moton/ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A lack of sleep didn’t stop the thousands of people from lining up overnight to pay their respects to the late President George H.W. Bush at the Capitol Rotunda.Bush has lied in state since Monday evening. On Tuesday, he was visited by family, including former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and old rivals, like Bob Dole, who was helped out of his wheelchair to salute the World War II veteran.But the lion’s share of the visitors were everyday Americans — and they came out by the thousands. Some waited three or four hours or more.People streamed into the rotunda all night. The line was still thousands of people deep well after midnight. By the time it started to thin around 6 a.m., 42,000 people had paid their respects, according to a U.S. Capitol Police source.The viewing will be open until 7 a.m. Wednesday upon which the casket will be taken to the National Cathedral starting at 10 a.m.An official in charge of counting the number of visitors said he did not know how many had visited Tuesday. His counter only went up to 9,999 — and then he relayed the total to a supervisor and began his count again.“I want to show my son. I want to show what true good leaders are. So that he can incorporate things like that into his life,” Sherry Murray, a resident of Kent Island, Maryland, told Washington ABC affiliate WJLA-TV.“We are so divided now as a nation that it’s good to have an opportunity to come together, even if it’s for a funeral,” Robert Green, a Washington, D.C., resident, told WJLA.Even children who were too young to live through the George W. Bush administration lined up to pay respects.“Well he was a very meaningful man to a lot of the U.S. and he was one of the better presidents, so I think that we should remember him,” Gabe Theroux, 12, said.The children all answered with head nods and smiles when asked if they aspired to be like Bush.“Yes, one day,” Nicholas Shanneman, 9, said. “It’d be nice to go down in history … not so many people do it.”Only 32 people — 12 presidents — have ever lain in state at the U.S. Capitol. The last president was Gerald Ford over the New Year’s holiday in 2006-2007. President Abraham Lincoln was the first president to lie in state in 1865 following his assassination, but Secretary of State Henry Clay was the first to lie in state three years earlier.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.