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.