KUDOS KEEP COMING
Emergency planning and communication
Ten new awards grace Port St. Lucie’s awards
and honors list, ranging from a grant to improve
emergency communications to being one
of the happiest cities in America.
Every few months the city scoops up at least another
10 honors or awards from a variety of organizations that
collect data on particular subjects. In many cases, city
departments win multiple awards from the same organization
— for example, the Communications Department
has picked up 66 awards for its work since 2017.
The city does outstanding work in planning and keeping
its residents informed during emergencies, as seen
in hurricanes Irma and Matthew, and has been honored
for that. Daily press releases are keeping people up to
date on the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Over $1 million from FEMA: The Federal Emergency
Management Agency is giving the city $1.4
million to install more fiber optic cables to improve
communications with St. Lucie County’s emergency
operations center. New cables will also connect the system
to the city police department and the water treatment
plant, the county fire district headquarters and the
sheriff’s office. >>
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CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE PHOTOS
Port St, Lucie continues to grow job opportunities for its residents. Here, a look at the jobs corridor in the western community of Tradition shows signs of
the expansion where new companies are opening their doors to those seeking employment.
BY SUSAN BURGESS