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  • Friday, September 19, 2014

    FAC Legislative Conference Has Been Rescheduled

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    Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2014 Legislative Conference has been rescheduled and relocated.  The new dates are November 19-21, 2014 at the Marriott Tampa Waterside in Hillsborough County.  We are aware this closely coincides with elections in November and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please note that the New Commissioner Orientation will be held on Wednesday, November 19. 

     

    Save the Date!  Hotel and Registration information will be released soon.

     


  • Friday, September 19, 2014

    Online Ethics Now Available

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    During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Florida legislature passed ethics legislation requiring that County Commissioners and Constitutional Officers take four hours of Ethics programming each calendar year.  The Florida Association of Counties wants to make it convenient for you to meet this requirement by offering a comprehensive Ethics, Public Records & Sunshine Law workshop that you may participate in and complete at your own pace. 

    For the last twenty years, FAC has offered a comprehensive mandatory Ethics Course as part of FAC's Certified County Commissioner (CCC) Program that meets the requirements addressed in this legislation. FAC's online workshop is modeled after our onsite program and includes videos of expert speakers from the Attorney General's Office and the Florida Commission on Ethics explaining Florida's stringent laws. Participants will learn ethics requirements for elected officials, understand the Sunshine Law and Public Records Law, learn about reporting requirements, and become familiar with the process of an ethics complaint.


  • Friday, September 19, 2014

    Weekly Federal Updates Available on the FAC Website

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    FAC has partnered the Ferguson Group to enhance our federal advocacy and strengthen Florida's presence on a national level.  The Ferguson Group is providing weekly legislative updates as well as information on federal grants and updates on issues related to water and natural resources, all of which will be available on our website.

    For more information on our federal advocacy please contact FAC Assistant Legislative Director, Eric Poole.

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