The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is asking Summerfield-area residents to take a survey to share their thoughts on daily life in the community.

Dubbed an Environmental Health Assessment, the survey asks residents to voice their opinions on what can be improved within the community to build a healthier Summerfield. Residents can complete the brief survey by visiting All responses need to be received by October 31. 

Once the survey is complete and results are compiled, a community group will determine how to move forward with improvement projects based on short, intermediate, and long-term goals. Examples of possible projects from the Environmental Health Assessment Survey include park development, sidewalks, and community gardens.

For questions about the Environmental Health Assessment, contact Tammie Durden at 352- 299-0089 or