Tuesday, January 21, 2014

County Administrator Talks With Communities

LABELLE, FL. – Hendry County's Administrator Charles Chapman will begin hosting a series of community meetings with the unincorporated communities of Hendry County.

“It is critical for our commissioners and leadership staff to know what the various community value and desire to see in respect to services and investments in their areas of Hendry County," states Chapman. "This information is going to be valuable as we develop our business plans and ultimately our 2014-15 budget. Improving our outreach efforts and obtaining information from our residents in a key element of our strategy to transform Hendry County government."

On August 27, 2013, Mr. Chapman presented to the Board of County Commissioner a transformative strategic plan. The strategic intent focuses on making Hendry County government an agency that reviews its functions with performance measurements and community relevance in mind.

Chapman states, "All too often the public feels disconnected and misunderstood. It is our intent to change that and help our Commission and employees to be the most transparent, efficient and community relevant operation possible. We must demonstrate the value of our services and meet the citizen's needs."

The Community Values Workshops are geared to empower, engage residents and grow a greater sense of community. "Our goal is to clearly express that Hendry County government is on their side, that decisions are made equitably and that their voice is heard," states Chapman. "Residents should feel respected and believe that county officials are responsible stewards of the community’s

The Community Values Workshop schedule is as follows:

Harlem Community – 6:00 PM Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Harlem Civic Street, Clewiston.
Hooker’s Point Community– 6:00 PM Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Hendry/Clewiston Government Center/Health Department in the Janet B. Taylor Auditorium, 1100 S. Olympia Avenue, Clewiston.
Felda Community– 6:00 PM Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Felda Community Center, 1100 CR 830, Felda.
Flaghole Community– 6:00 PM Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Turning Point Church of God, 207 Pine Lane, Clewiston.
Montura Ranch Estates Community– 6:00 PM Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Montura Fire Department, 465 Avenida del Sur, Clewiston.
North LaBelle Community– 6:00 PM Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Dallas B. Townsend Ag/Extention Office, 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle.
Fort Denaud Community – 6:00 PM Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Dallas B. Townsend Ag/Extention Office, 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle.
Port LaBelle Community – 6:00 PM Thursday May 1, 2014 at the Dallas B. Townsend Ag/Extention Office, 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle.


  1. Looks like they don't want to hear from the residents of Pioneer and Everhigh/LaDeca. Or did I miss something?

  2. Anonymous9:22 AM

    That meeting was held January 9, 2014 at the Pioneer Community Center.