On Monday, Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried, State Senator George Gainer (R-Panama City), State Representative Brad Drake (R-DeFuniak Springs), and Florida Forest Service Director Jim Karels toured Hurricane Michael-damaged Jackson County and surrounding areas, and held a media availability to discuss hurricane damage and ongoing Department recovery efforts and needs. [Read more…] about Commissioner Nikki Fried, Sen. George Gainer, Rep. Brad Drake, State Forester Jim Karels Discuss Hurricane Damage & Recovery
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Following today’s vote of the Florida Cabinet to confirm former State Representative Danny Burgess as Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement:
“Rep. Burgess is an excellent choice to work on behalf of our state’s veterans, and I was pleased to vote in favor of his appointment. I’m glad that the public had the opportunity to participate in this important decision coming before Florida’s Cabinet.”
Today, Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced important personnel policy revisions for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. [Read more…] about Commissioner Fried Announces Policies Protecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Following news on the lack of resolution to the ongoing smokeable medical marijuana lawsuit and the Governor’s call on legislative leadership to take action to remedy the situation, Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offers the following:
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and its Division of Licensing are responsible for the processing of applications for and issuance of concealed weapons licenses.
This past weekend, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) was delayed in transmitting criminal history data to the Division of Licensing during the implementation of FDLE’s new criminal history system.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried are proud to announce the administration’s continued growth with the appointment of Mary Barzee Flores. [Read more…] about Mary Barzee Flores Joins Fried Administration as Deputy Commissioner for Consumer Affairs
During the year’s first meeting of the Florida Cabinet and Executive Clemency Board, the case of the Groveland Four was brought up for discussion, after which Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered a motion to grant a full pardon for all four men.
Commissioner lays out a fresh agenda that will keep Florida growing
Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried today was inaugurated as Florida’s 12th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. [Read more…] about Commissioner Nikki Fried Inaugurated as 12th Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services