Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Satellite Beach Attorney to the Office of Compensation Claims
On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Jill Jacobs, of Satellite Beach, to serve as a Judge of Compensation Claims. Jacobs has served as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Palm Beach since 2015. Previously, she worked in private practice for over 25 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and her law degree from the University of Miami. Jacobs fills one of the vacancies in the Orlando office.
Congratulations to Jill Jacobs on her appointment!
Three Space Explorers Inducted into Astronaut Hall of Fame at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction served as the backdrop for the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony on June 11th at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Former astronauts Chris Ferguson, David Leestma, and Sandra Magnus were inducted into the class of 2022. This year’s induction brings the total number of AHOF members to 105.
Kennedy Space Center’s Director, Janet Petro, went on to say, “Next month, Kennedy will celebrate its 60th anniversary, and with it, the six decades of innovation and exploration, and the off-world work that has improved life here on our planet. Today, we honor three people who have had a part in building that legacy through their contributions to human spaceflight.” During the ceremony, each of the inductees received an official medal and were inducted as members of the 21st class of astronauts.
Congratulations to the inductees for their vast accomplishments!
Indian River County Chamber Celebrates 100th Anniversary
The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce celebrated a century of supporting positive economic growth at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. During the event, the Chamber President, Dori Stone, highlighted the chamber’s history, beginning with its founding in 1915 as the Board of Trade. Early initiatives by the chamber included the creation of the Mosquito Control District, the development of State Road 60, the Vero Beach Airport, and the Hospital District.
Chamber President Stone went on to say, “During the ’40s and ’50s, the chamber saw the construction of the first hospital, the Dodgers coming to town, bringing major economic impact to our businesses, and Piper Aircraft relocating to Vero Beach. During the ’60s and ’70s, the Miracle Mile corridor was developed, along with the 17th Street Bridge and I-95/State Road 60 interchange.”
Later, the IRC Chamber supported the construction of the Vero Beach Museum of Art, was identified as the county’s tourism agency, established the Economic Council, and opened its 21st Street location. IRCCC Board Chair Michael Kissner had announced that the Alma Lee Loy Community Service Award was being presented in absentia to Ross Cotherman, the Chamber’s Vice Chairman. The award was named after the late Alma Lee Loy, who was the first woman elected to serve as its board chair.
Congratulations to the Indian River County Chamber on 100 years of community support!
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