Mark your calendars to attend the FAC’s upcoming Legislative Conference Workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach (Volusia County) from November 13-15, 2013. Two CCC Core workshops (6 hours of core credit each) are included in your registration fee. On Wednesday, November 13, we will offer County Government Structure and Authority. This course looks at the authority that has been granted to counties by all sources, including the citizens. Participants will broaden their knowledge of county government form and function, of state government and how it relates to federal government, and of mandates and the impact they have on counties.
On November 14, we will be offering County Government Roles and Responsibilities. This course looks at the functions of county government. Participants will better understand state mandated county government services including public safety, transportation and health and human services. Register for the Legislative Conference now online.
During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Florida legislature passed new ethics legislation requiring that Commissioners and other Constitutional Officers take four hours of Ethics programming each calendar year. Since 1996, as part of FAC's Certified County Commissioner (CCC) Program, FAC has offered a comprehensive 6 hour mandatory Ethics, Public Records & Sunshine Law Course. Our existing course meets the requirements addressed in this new legislation. FAC's program includes expert speakers from the Attorney General's Office and the Florida Commission on Ethics to explain 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.
FAC will hold an Ethics Workshop on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013 from 10:30 - 3:30 (as a POST CONFERENCE workshop after our Legislative Conference at the Daytona Hilton in Volusia County). This workshop will have a separate registration fee of $125 that will cover lunch and all of the meeting materials. This class is open to Commissioners, County Staff and all other Constitutional Officers.