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Late Commissioner Frank Meeker’s photo selected for Florida Association of Counties 2017 calendar cover

A stunning image of a tiger swallowtail on a Florida flame azalea taken by the late Flagler County Commissioner Frank Meeker graces the Florida Association of Counties 2017 calendar cover, according to a Flagler County government news release.

Commission Chair Nate McLaughlin held up the calendar at the regular Dec. 5 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners and announced that the photograph taken by Meeker was one of 15 selected for inclusion for the coming year’s calendar.

December 12, 2016


Indian River County economic development efforts are healthy

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY— A new website designed to spur economic development is among the highlights outlined in a new report prepared by the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce. The 2015-16 annual report was presented this week to the County Commission and showed more than 3,500 web searches from companies looking to relocate to Indian River County. “Our goal is to promote business recruitment, retention, expansion and entrepreneurship,” said Helene Caseltine, who oversees economic development for the chamber.

December 12, 2016

Late Commissioner Frank Meeker’s Photo Is Cover Art for 2017 State Association Calendar

At a Flagler County Commission meeting Monday, Commissioner Charlie Ericksen, who often traveled with the late Frank Meeker as the two made their calls on lawmakers in Tallahassee, described how Meeker had a habit of pulling over whenever inspiration struck him. He’d stop the car if he saw something arresting, take out his camera, and start shooting. He was especially fond of close-ups of flowers. The results could be stunning.  One of them, the image of a tiger swallowtail on a Florida flame azalea, will now be the cover art for the Florida Association of Counties’ 2017 calendar, an unusual way to earn a posthumous state honor.

December 12, 2016