Officials from Santa Rosa County are presented with their official "Safe Communities America" designation. From left to right, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall; Jim Melvin, Board of Commissioners Chairman; Chip Fox, Chairman of Safer Santa Rosa; Donna Stein-Harris, National Safety Council;Sandra Park-O'Hara, Administrator Florida Department of Health Santa Rosa County and Tim Wrosdick, School Superintendent
Santa Rosa county joined an exclusive fraternity this week with a ceremony at Thursday morning's county commission meeting. Donna Stein-Harris, the National Safety Council's Senior Director for Safe Communities America addressed the Commission officially designating Santa Rosa County the 24th "safe Community" in the US and the first in Florida. Stein-Harris called it "a really big deal" and congratulated the people in the county who worked to earn the designation.
An official from the National Safety Council will be in Milton tomorrow morning to officially honor Santa Rosa County for its record of safety.
Santa Rosa County will become the first community in Florida to earn the National Safety Council's Safe Communities America designation. The official designation will be made at Thursday morning's meeting of the county commission by Donna Stein-Harris, NSC's Senior Director for Safe Communities America.