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Helping young professionals be

Connected | Informed | Involved

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ACEL is a resource for and about young people in Alachua County, Florida. Our vision is for this community to become an increasingly desirable place for diverse, talented young people to flourish. We want you to be a part of it.

We put our mission into action by:

  • Connecting young leaders to one another at social and professional events.
  • Informing Alachua County residents of issues and opportunities in our community.
  • Involving young professionals in projects and initiatives to help them grow professionally.
  • Making Alachua County an even better place!
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Frank Avery
Communications Director – CareerSource North Central Florida

“When I was new to town having just moved from South Carolina, ACEL was the first group I really had a chance to connect with. From trips to the springs to a chance to lead as the Marketing & Communications Chair for nearly two years, the experience has taught me so much about how to grow and thrive in a great community. ”

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In Florida, there are four ballot initiatives up for vote this November. Ballot initiatives are proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of Florida. These amendments are important because it is very difficult to repeal them, and all future Florida laws must comply with their directives. Ballot initiatives must...

Some buildings are so important that they have their own managers. Gabi O'Grady manages the Straughn Center for the University of Florida. She's also a member of the Community Service Committee, and she holds a Master's degree in Management.

Alachua County is home to a variety of beautiful parks, springs and adventure facilities. The University of Florida is located in Alachua County where students seek out exciting activities during the school year. Most of the students are gone this summer studying abroad, working or interning. Now is the perfect...

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