Broward County Commissioner BarbaraSharief was installed to serve as President of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC). Commissioner Sharief was sworn in during the installation lunch at the 2015 FAC Annual Conference and Educational Exposition in St. Johns County. President Sharief is the first African-American female president in the 85 year history of the Association. "Counties are the backbone of this great state." Said Commissioner Barbara Sharief, "Every county, whether they are large or small, must meet the needs of their citizens and it is our diversity that makes our collaboration strong." As President, Commissioner Sharief will oversee the Association by directing policy, advocacy, and the administration of the Florida Association of Counties.