Pictured: Groveland City Councilmembers - Mike Smith, Barbara Gaines, Randolph Waite, Mayor Evelyn Wilson and Mike Radzik
During a recent city council meeting, the City of Groveland received three prestigious awards:
  • The 2021 Regional Deal of the Year Award from the Florida Economic Development Council.
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for Groveland’s Annual Budget for Fiscal Year beginning October 01, 2020.
  • The Live Well Foundation Grant awarded much-needed funds to Groveland and its Partner United Health and Wellness Initiatives. The check for $6,200,000 will be awarded incrementally over a three-year period.
At the 2022 South Lake Chamber of Commerce Best of South Lake Gala, The prestigious Heritage Award was awarded to Michael Hein and The City of Groveland.

The 2022 Heritage Award recognizes a business or community that has shown continued contributions to the South Lake business community and has been active in the community for 25 years or more.

Groveland City Manager Michael Hein

The City of Groveland is celebrating 32 years of Chamber membership in 2022. They are also celebrating their 100-year anniversary.

This City has transformed the culture of all city departments and improved the services that they provide. In recent years, it has rebranded itself as “the City of Natural Charm” and has helped to create economic prosperity in Lake County. It has helped attract significant business investment that has resulted in hundreds of good-paying jobs.  These accomplishments include:

The Grand Opening of Kroger in June 2021. This 375,00 square foot facility provides premier grocery delivery to our residents and added more than 600 jobs to our local economy. This project was recognized by the Florida Economic Development Council as 2021’s Regional Deal of the Year.

Also in 2021, Amazon held a grand opening for a 1,000,000 square foot Last-Mile Delivery Station that added more than 200 jobs to the local economy.

Construction is underway for a 425,000 square foot class A speculative Distribution Center on American Way in the Christopher C. Ford Commerce Park that will bring $26 million dollars in investment to Lake County. This project is sure to bring more excellent jobs and prosperity to our local communities. (to learn more, visit 2022 Best of South Lake)


In other Groveland News


The city also welcomed two new officers to the Groveland Police Department and promoted one of its current officers for his outstanding service.
(city council meeting photos courtesy of the charming City of Groveland)
Previous articleSecond Harvest Food Bank Of Central Florida Introduces New Annual Fundraiser (May 21)
Next articleLake Technical College Students Of The Month For January