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This program is free and available to the public.

The Marion County Government Speakers Bureau is a community outreach and educational program that pairs our leaders and professionals with community groups and organizations wanting to learn more about various county programs and services, as well as an array of other topics.

Speaker request guidelines

Please submit requests four weeks in advance of a scheduled meeting, conference or event to ensure enough time for scheduling.

Include the name and contact information of a host or representative who will be in attendance at the meeting or event.

A request will not be considered confirmed until a completed speaker request form is submitted and written response is received from a county staff contact.

Please confirm with the speaker one week prior to the presentation date by phone or email and include the arrival and presentation time, date, length of presentation and question-and-answer session, introduction or biographical information, audiovisual needs, the expected number of audience members and directions, if necessary.

Submit a speaker request form here.

Hot topics

4-H camps, clubs and opportunities; Marion County 4-H

911 best practices; Public Safety Communications 

Adoptable pets; Animal Services

Adult programs and services; Public Library System

Agriculture in Marion County; Extension Service

Aquatic vegetation; Extension Service

Available job openings; Human Resources

BMAPS; Extension Service

Boating best practices; Parks and Recreation

Children's programs and services; Public Library System

County budget overview; County commission chairman

Creating jobs in Marion County; County commission chairman

Disaster planning for businesses; Building Safety

Doing business with the county; Procurement Services

Drainage retention areas; Stormwater

Electronic recycling; Solid Waste

Fire safety; Fire Rescue

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™; Extension Service

Florida's aquifer; Water Resources

Foster home program; Animal Services

Genealogy basics; Public Library System

Hazardous waste; Solid Waste

Homebuyer education; Extension Service

Landfill operations; Solid Waste

Library programs and services; Public Library System

Online databases; Public Library System

Private well maintenance; Extension Service

Public Safety Communications

Public safety radio; Public Safety Communications

Public water supply; Utilities

Recycling 101; Solid Waste

Roadway design and engineering; Office of the County Engineer

Sports tourism; Tourist Development

Stormwater

Surface water quality; Stormwater

Text-to-911; Public Safety Communications

Tools of a firefighter; Fire Rescue

Traffic 101: signs, signals and synchronization; Office of the County Engineer

Veteran's Administration disability program; Veterans Services

Veterans's Administration service-connected compensation; Veterans Services

Volunteer opportunities; Human Resources

Volunteer with 4-H; Marion County 4-H

Water conservation; Water Resources

Well water management; Extension Service