Launched by the Florida Counties Foundation in 2006, the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) education program, “The Florida Forum for County Leaders,” is an advanced leadership program designed for graduates of the Certified County Commissioners (CCC) program.  The course is limited each year to 30 CCC graduates. This program is sponsored by University of Florida/IFAS Extension.

The ACC program is organized as a series of three seminars, with 27 hours of course work. The course content focuses on leadership with an overarching theme of growth and development in Florida. Courses are different for each series and cannot be repeated. Participating Commissioners must commit to fully participate in all three seminars in order to graduate.

The ACC graduates will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon Wednesday, June 26th at our Annual Conference.  Thank you to this year’s graduates and all of our ACC alumni for their continued commitment and leadership

2013 ACC Graduates

Commissioner Jimmy Anderson, Baker County

Commissioner Betsy Barfield, Jefferson County

Commissioner Kathy Bryant, Marion County

Commissioner Paulette Burdick, Palm Beach County

Commissioner Pam Feagle, Taylor County

Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Broward County

Commissioner Ward McDaniel, Gulf County

Commissioner John R. Nelson, Sr.,  Jefferson County

 Commissioner Dave Parisot, Okaloosa County

Commissioner Jim Selph, DeSoto County

Commissioner Barbara Sharief, Broward County

Commissioner Tynalin Smiley, Gulf County

Commissioner Gene Valentino, Escambia County

Commissioner Carl Zalak, Marion County

Applications for the 2013-2014 ACC Class will be available on August 5th on the FACTOR website.  The dates for the 2013-2014 ACC program will be:  October 17-18, January 16-17, and April 17 -18.  More information will be sent to eligible CCC graduates in the coming weeks.