The General Services Department works diligently to improve the overall quality of life for North Port families.
The Department is comprised of four divisions:
The General Services Administration oversees many of the capital improvement projects related to parks and open space. This includes the construction of new playgrounds, the development of the City’s blueway and greenway trails, and more. The Administration also oversees the management of Warm Mineral Springs.
The Information Technology Division assists with all of the technological needs of the City, including phone systems, network computer systems, and mobile devices. While the Division works to provide City employees with the tools they need to perform their everyday tasks, the Division also consistently works to provide the public with tools. This includes interactive maps, mobile applications, streaming meetings, a financial transparency website, and more.
Parks and Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Division oversees a network of more than 20 local parks facilities (including two indoor fitness centers), 20 special events, and more than 50 regular programs. The City of North Port has been named a Playful City USA by KaBoom for more than seven consecutive years. The Parks and Recreation Division staff works hard to provide activities for the community that promote lifetime healthy lifestyles.
The Social Services Division provides resources to North Port families to improve their overall quality of life. In some cases, this can mean providing financial assistance to North Port families and individuals in crisis. In other cases, this can mean putting families in touch with external resources.
General Services Director Robin Carmichael joined the Department in February 2013. She received her Bachelor Degree in political science from the University of Florida and her Masters Degree in public administration from the University of Central Florida. She has a graduate certificate in urban and regional planning. She is a native Floridian and comes to North Port with a wealth of experience, creative approaches, enthusiasm, upbeat attitude and abilities. Contact General Services Director Robin Carmichael at (941) 429-7113 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.