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Commissioners sworn in after mid-term election, new officers elected

November 27, 2018, 1 p.m.

An exciting afternoon in the Commission Chambers today as two County Commissioners are sworn into office to begin four-year terms. Help us welcome new commissioner JC Deriso and congratulate Elton Langford on being re-elected to a fourth term! In other business, Commissioner Judy Schaefer was elected as Chairwoman and Commissioner Buddy Mansfield was elected as the Vice-Chair.

JC Deriso and Elton Langford Swear In  New County Commissioners, JC Deriso and Elton Langford  County Commissioners


The County's Recycling Program returns but the options have changedRecycling Options

DeSoto Designated as a Purple Heart County

Commissioners Selph and Mansfield along with Veterans Service Officer Steve Rickard and Jack Brunton, Jr.

In honor of the brave service members wounded in combat defending our Country's freedom, DeSoto County is officially a Purple Heart County. The Board of County Commissioners proudly approved the designation on August 27, 2018. Commissioners Selph and Mansfield, both veterans, along with Veterans Service Officer Steve Rickard presented the proclamation to Jack Brunton, Jr., department commander of Florida, with the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

DeSoto County Launches New Emergency Notification System 

DeSoto Alert

County residents can now receive emergency alerts through a new community emergency notification system, called DeSoto Alert. Those who sign up have the ability to choose how they want to receive their emergency notifications by selecting their home telephone, cell phone, email or by text message. 

Don't delay, sign up today. Click here to sign up for DeSoto Alert



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History.—s. 1, ch. 2006-232.

DeSoto County Board of County
Commissioners Office
Public Records Custodian


Mandy Hines, County Administrator
201 East Oak Street, Ste. 201
Arcadia, Florida 34266
Phone: (863) 993-4800
Fax: (863) 993-4809