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  • Monday, August 22, 2016

    FAC Offers Onsite and Online Ethics Workshops

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    Just a reminder:  you are required to take four hours of Ethics education each calendar year!

    FAC offers the solution--ONSITE and ONLINE Ethics Workshops!

    During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Florida legislature passed ethics legislation requiring that Commissioners and other Constitutional Officers take four hours of Ethics programming each calendar year.  For the last twenty years, FAC has offered a mandatory Ethics course as part of FAC’s Certified County Commissioner (CCC) Program that meets the requirements addressed in this legislation.

    FAC continues to offer this course and has added several programming options to make it convenient for Commissioners, County Staff and Constitutional Officers to complete this Ethics, Public Records & Sunshine Law requirement.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016

    CCC Workshops at Policy Conference

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    September 14-15, 2015 (6 Core Credits each, 25 Torchbearer points to ACC graduates who attend)

    Included with your Policy Committee Conference registration, FAC is pleased to announce TWO CCC Core workshops.  On Wednesday, September 14th, join us for the CCC Workshop on 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 Thursday, September 15th, join us for the CCC Workshop on 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.

    For more information on the Policy Committee Conference, click here

  • Monday, August 22, 2016

    Policy Committees Discuss Issues Ahead of Conference

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    This week Chairs and Vice Chairs from FAC’s Policy Committees and Caucuses (Health & Human Services; Public Safety; Finance, Tax & Administration; Growth Management, Agriculture & Environment; and Urban and Rural Caucuses) met to begin identifying potential issues of importance to  counties during the next legislative session.  Some of the issues discussed included, economic development, taxes on vacation rentals, workers compensation, water reclamation, beach renourishment, Zika funding, CRAS, drones, human trafficking training, and zoning of medical marijuana dispensaries. Remember FAC’s Policy Committees are committees of the whole, so even if you are not a Chair or Vice Chair of an committee every commissioner has a vote when you attend a meeting at conference.  So if you have an issue of importance to your county, please make sure to attend the FAC Policy Conference in September so your voice can be heard.  Click here to register.

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