Pulitzer Prize nominee, PR pro and public information officer for the City of Clermont Doris Bloodsworth was inducted into the Lake County Schools Alumni Hall of Fame at a recent ceremony at Orlando’s Mission Inn.
Among Bloodsworth’s achievements are designations as Lake County Historian of the Year and Lake County Writer of the Year by the Lake County Historical Society. She has researched, written and published several books documenting the area’s history; one of her works was considered so evocative of Lake County culture that it was included in a 2013 time capsule ensconced in the Lake County Administration Building until 2037.
With skills ranging from fundraising and program development to marketing and media, she co-founded the Groveland Historical Museum, became marketing director for the South Lake Chamber of Commerce in 2012, and became Clermont’s first public information officer in 2014, where she continues to serve as communications director while remaining engaged with the community via civic and commercial avenues as well as continuing her volunteer activity.
Bloodsworth, who has loved living in Lake County since 1959, earned a journalism degree from University of Florida and reported for The Gainesville Sun and Orlando Sentinel as well as the Wall Street Journal.