DBPR Secretary Charles W. Drago Invites Licensees to Meet him "On the Road to Better Business"
Oct. 2, 2008
WHO: Department of Business and Professional Regulation
WHAT: “On the Road to Better Business.” Secretary Drago invites licensees to meet, offer feedback and share ideas.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Flagler Oaks, Concord Building, 7960 Arlington Expressway, Suite 610, Jacksonville, Fla. 32211
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is taking its business directly to the customers; Secretary Charles W. Drago will be in Jacksonville on Thursday, Oct. 9, to meet with licensees and consumers in the area.
“I am grateful to hear feedback from the people we serve so, together, we can come up with creative ways of making business better in Florida. We've made great strides in extending the DBPR team to include the very people we serve,” stated Secretary Drago.
“On the Road to Better Business” is designed to bridge the communications gap and bring a piece of the government right to the customers. As directed by Governor Crist through “Accelerate Florida: Extending Florida's Economic Horizons,” Secretary Drago has been charged with promoting less intrusive, more effective government.
One hundred percent of customers who attended “On the Road to Better Business” in Tampa, Pensacola, and Orlando appreciated the opportunity to meet one on one with the Secretary felt their input would improve Department practices. They had the following statements about meeting with Secretary Drago:
- “I sincerely felt like I was heard.”
- “Good job! It's nice to know that our public officials care enough to ask us questions.”
- “This was a great opportunity to bring issues directly to the Secretary and provide the Secretary with information on the challenges with licensure that he would not otherwise be privy to.”
Licensees and citizens are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the Secretary between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the time they would like to meet and their contact information. Meetings will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins are welcome.
The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.