Florida State Senator Bill Montford, D, District 3, has opened a satellite office in downtown Quincy.
A grand opening reception was held Thursday afternoon at the CEDO building (20 East Washington Street).
Senator Montford introduced three of his staff members, Marylin Barnes, Melissa Durham and Taylor Gilbert, to the crowd of about 35 people present for the opening of the office. A fourth staffer, Marcia Mathis, was not present.
The hours of the part-time office will be set at a later date, he said.
In addition to the reception, Senator Montford received a leadership award from the Small County Coalition.
In presenting the award, Chris Doolin, whose lobby firm Chris Doolin and Associates represents the Coalition (and Gadsden County), said that Montford had been instrumental in helping small counties across Florida.
Senator Montford responded by saying he was honored to receive the award and would continue to work for his district in the senate.
In addition to Gadsden County, Montford represents Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Hamilton, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties.
He serves in the senate as the Agriculture chairman and on the following committees: Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Vice Chair; Education, Vice Chair; Appropriations; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Banking and Insurance; Gaming; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules; and the Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin, Vice Chair.
For more information about Montford or to contact him, you can go to his website at http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/s3 or call at 850-627-9100.