Sonny Nobles

Live Oak Mayor Garth ‘Sonny’ Nobles Jr. was recognized for 25 years of service by the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Recognizing Nobles at the meeting were, from left, Waldo Mayor Louie Davis, the council’s chairman, and Scott Koons, the executive director.

GAINESVILLE — Live Oak Mayor Garth Nobles, Jr. was recently awarded a Certificate of Service recognizing 25 years of service at the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council meeting in Lake City. In August 1992, Nobles began his 25 years of service on the Council as a local elected official representing the City of Live Oak.

The Council, whose members are local elected officials and gubernatorial appointees, administers a variety of state and federal programs for north central Florida including Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union counties. Programs include development of the Strategic Regional Policy Plan, technical assistance to local governments in development of comprehensive plans, land development regulations and grant management, and administration of hazardous materials, homeland security and economic development programs. In addition, the Council staffs the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization for the Gainesville Urbanized Area, the North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee, the North Central Florida Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team and The Original Florida Tourism Task Force.

Nobles has been very active in the organization. He previously served two terms as Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Council and Chair of the Finance Committee, Nominating Committee and Program Committee. He has also served as a Council representative to the Florida Regional Councils Association.

The Council’s offices are located in Gainesville. More information about the Council can be found at

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