If you are a candidate or current Commissioner of Marion County Florida
How would you best describe your responsibilities to the citizens of Marion County?
A. I represent Ocala because my offices are in Ocala and many of my buds are in Ocala.
B. I represent Ocala/Marion because our county is known as Ocala/Marion and the signs all say Ocala, or Ocala/Marion.
C. I represent Marion County because I didn't run for Ocala Commissioner or any other city. My Pay Check comes from Marion County so I am sticking with Marion County.
D. I only represent myself, some times I am for Marion County, sometimes, for Ocala, and sometimes for Ocala/Marion. It all depends on many factors most of which are in Ocala.
F. I don't understand the question. All the signs say Ocala so I will side with the majority, and it would save money to buy Ocala signs with Ocala.
G. I represent those who best support me in my effort to stay in office and help me avoid difficult questions.
H. I would like a different question, many of my political backers are from Ocala and this question is making me uncomfortable.
I. I represent Marion County and don't mind saying so to the world. If elected or reelected, or if I come to my senses: I will introduce a motion to change our name back to Marion County, from Ocala/Marion.
Just in: Ocala EDC decides to close the doors on its present operation. The Board of Directors of the Ocala EDC voted to move in with the Ocala CC in their downtown city owned building. More details as they come forward.
For many years Ocala CC has done a great deal with reducing funds.
It remains to be seen how the Ocala EDC Director will fare with little realistic support of a salary of almost double the Ocala CC director's.
More details to come.
We survived without government funding but those who received massive amounts of tax dollars failed and again the Marion County Commission is falling over themselves to give awards, contracts and funding to the failed old Ocala EDC, TDC, and chamber. And we wonder why our economy is failing. Government doesn't do much right but I guess they try.
Name change to Ocala Marion. Logo change to Ocala, may change history. New interest in TDC Governing Board may take place. Stay tuned.
Marion County Leadership past and present sets their sites on a strong Economic Recovery for Florida. Public Policy will be set by elected officials as college professors are asked to return to the classroom. Dr. Dassance of CF recently stepped back from political ventures, Heart of Florida, and the the Marion Public Policy has been taken back by the public. Public Policy is not to be controlled by local tax funded colleges. Drs. Sassar and Dassance of Jr College fame had developed a strong Regional Political Voice using educational resources. Taken away from TeamDassance is:
Economic Development Council Heart of Florida EDC Regional Collaboration Ocala Tourism Council Public Policy Institute of Marion County Marion County News Ocala/Marion County Transportation Organization
Out performing the Tax Funded Political Network is the new strong people's political network, Better Florida Government effort. With the success of anti growth groups, Florida tax revenues are diving down a long sloping curve. Only private business can pick up the pieces. Team Dassance will have to actually field a political candidate for office to keep control of the Ocala Government.
The number one target for Marion County tourism. We must recover control of this valuable asset. Return Silver Springs to Marion County Control.
Vote Against Amendment 4.
Vote for Alan Hays, Rick Scott, Kathy Bryant, Carl Zalak, Charles Van Zant, Dennis Baxley, Dean Cannon All received Tax Watch Florida A+ Rating.
Let's Make a Deal!
Lake Dora Water Front! New, Reduced, with Boathouse. $129,900. Owner Financing. Call 352 233 7990 and move in today!
Marion County Chamber of Commerce solutes the Ft McCoy VFW Retirement Home.
The latest big news in Marion County is the move to promote Marion County as an Economic Development Action destination. Marion County developed and funded the Marion County Development Coordinator position in recent years however the program has been side tracked into the Ocala Development program. A return to the Marion County Concept will help promote all of the cities along with the other treasures of Marion County.
Receives top honors for his "Doing More
with Less Program". Riding an outpouring of Positive Citizen Support, Dr Lee Niblock has been chosen as Governmental
Leader of the Year by The Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
Receives top honors for his "Doing More with Less Program". Riding an outpouring of Positive Citizen Support, Dr Lee Niblock has been chosen as Governmental Leader of the Year by The Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
Marion County Chamber Celebrates Marion County Day in Tallahassee.
See images go to Ocala Chamber at Ocalacc.Com to view more images. Help Don Browning decide to run for District 6 Congressional Seat.
Marion County Has a Big Heart! Men gather for Prayer Breakfast on the Ocklawaha River. Inter Faith Benefit.
The People Build their Courthouse!
Visit Ocala Traditions for an exceptional experience. If it is the "latest in traditional elegance" you are looking for, stop by and see Paula King at Ocala Traditions. Visit Downtown Ocala, a lot is changing in Marion County and Ocala is stepping up everything. Bank in Marion County. You will be glad you did. Let Ocala Best help locate opportunity for you.
Marion County Residents decide its time to promote Marion County. Following the trend for World Class Opportunity, beyond the "City Limits Signs" out in wonderful Marion County Florida, civic leaders are expanding the promotional story, to include all of Marion County.
Marion County Residents Organize a County Wide promotional effort to promote and describe modern Marion County. Don't drop your current long term support of historic cities, just "Add to your city chamber memberships", such as the Ocala CC, or the Dunnellon Chamber, in order to tell the full Marion County Story.
Discover Marion County Florida.
Visit vast natural venues in all directions, in all directions of the compass. Start with our Historic Cities such as Ocala, Dunnellon, McIntosh, the Villages, to name a few. Expand your visit to World Class Horse Farms, Florida's Best Tourism, Florida's Best Banks, World Class Birding, Springs Exploration, Boating, National Forest Camping, World Class Wading Bird Rookeries, Eco Friendly Jobs, wealth, population, residential opportunities to buy or build your dream home. Come to Marion County to see what all the excitement is about!
One of the first official goals of the new Marion County E Chamber is to expand service out beyond Ocala. As Marion County has grown, the old model centered inside Ocala City Limits has become limited. Many times larger geographically, with wealth and population, 80% plus and growing Marion County has become the prominent Central Florida Service area.
Once 60 % of Marion County resided inside Ocala City Limits, today the trend is reversed, with less than 20% of Marion County residents able to vote in City of Ocala elections. Historic Marion County has expanded to new horizons.
Unable to Vote in Ocala elections, many Marion County residents question the percentage of their Marion County tax dollars used to promote a small portion of population, inthe City of Ocala.
See: Examples of Ocala promotion that is funded by Marion County residents.
EDC, the Marion County Economic Development Corporation has become the Ocala EDC.
Marion County Tourism Council has become the Ocala Tourism Council.
Marion County Citizens Decide on Courthouse Art to tell the Marion County Story
Visit Marion County for world class Birding.