Our Core Values
Integrity- We encourage the free exchange of ideas in an environment that embraces honesty, fairness, personal responsibility, and ethical leadership
Ethics- We respect honesty, fairness, equality, dignity, diversity, and individual rights and demonstrate this through both our actions and words.
Collaboration-We continually seek opportunities to work in partnership with other organizations and share resources to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our community.
Quality-We strive to provide the highest quality products and services that meet the diverse needs of our community.
Our Service Area
Hardee, Highlands, DeSoto, and rural portions of Polk and Charlotte Counties, FL.
What Is Rural In Florida?
According to Florida Statute, 381.0406, the definition of rural means an area with a population density of less than 100 individuals per square mile or an area defined by the most recent United States Census as rural.
30 of Florida's 67 counties are considered rural based on this definition. These 33 counties cover just over 42% of Florida's nearly 54,000 square miles of land. Rural counties are primarily located in the Florida Panhandle, north central Florida, the south central portion of the state, and the Florida Keys. Approximately 1.1 million of Florida's 16 million citizens live in rural counties. Portions of other Florida counties also contain large, rural pockets.