2O21 "but for" Leadership Florida Award Recipient:  Sheriff Dennis Lemma

The "but for" Leadership Florida Award was created in 2O17 to recognize a Leadership Florida member who has used specific knowledge gained and relationships built through their Leadership Florida experiences to improve the lives of fellow Floridians.

Sheriff Lemma created an initiative, S.C.O.R.E. in Seminole County which is an acronym for Seminole Collaborative Opioid Response Efforts.  The primary goal of S.C.O.R.E. is to save lives by combating the Opioid Epidemic through a collaborative initiative.  This initiative was inspired after conversations with his Classmate in Cornerstone Class 36, Dr. Teresa Rawe from Calusa.  Sheriff Lemma was so moved by the work Manatee County was doing to combat the opioid crisis that he wanted to replicate it in his county.  The connection between Dr. Rawe and Sheriff Lemma is an example of a true “but for” opportunity to tackle big issues in our state. 

See more here on this video.

Full List of Nominees:

Dennis Lemma, Cornerstone 36 East Central
Augusto Sanabria, Cornerstone 31 East Central
Brian Seymour, Cornerstone 30 Gulfstream
Ed Moore, Executive 8 Northwest
Madeline Pumariega, Cornerstone 33 Southeast
Kam Patton, Cornerstone 31& Education 1 Southwest

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