Governor Ron DeSantis to Speak at the 2020 Lay of the Land Conference

Governor DeSantis at 2020 Lay of the Land Conference

Governor DeSantis

As we make our final preparations for this year’s Lay of the Land Conference, we are honored to announce that Governor Ron DeSantis will speak at the event on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:45 a.m. at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida.

Ron DeSantis is the 46th Governor of the state of Florida.  As governor of the third largest state in the country, Governor DeSantis is committed to taking the Sunshine State to the next level.

By working together with the Florida legislature from day one, Governor DeSantis marked the beginning of a new day in Florida with a bold emphasis on the environment, education, public safety and healthcare, putting people above politics with the commitment to leave Florida better than the way his administration found it.  Efforts on deregulation and tax relief, infrastructure and workforce development better suited for the 21 century, hurricane recovery and rebuilding, rule of law and safe communities, and protecting Florida’s most vulnerable populations are a priority for this Republican leader.

After active-duty service, Governor DeSantis served as a federal prosecutor, where he targeted and convicted child predators.  He was first elected to Congress in 2012, where he fought for term limits, the No Budget/No Pay Act, and lead efforts to cut taxes.  While serving in Congress, then Congressman DeSantis refused his Congressional pension and health insurance plan because he is against special deals for politicians.  He also sponsored legislation to make it easier for the military to prosecute sexual assault and authored the bill to end the secret taxpayer-funded slush fund for members of Congress to make hush payoffs for sexual harassment.

Lay of the Land Conference

The Lay of the Land Conference is an annual gathering of landowners, policymakers, investors and other industry affiliates who want the most accurate, current data about the Florida land market. Guest speakers will share economic, market, sales and regulatory expertise.

Featured speakers include Marian P. Johnson of the Florida Chamber Political Institute,  Mark Vitner, Managing Director and Senior Economist of Wells Fargo Securities, and directors of four of Florida’s water management districts. Breakout sessions this year include Water Management, Transportation, Hemp, Landowner Issues, and International Business.

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