The qualifying period for FAC 2nd Vice President is coming to a close. If you plan to declare your candidacy, you must send a letter of intent, via U.S. certified mail, return receipt requested or other commercial express carrier requiring signature upon delivery, to Christopher L. Holley, FAC Executive Director. It must be postmarked no later than May 15, 2015. A commissioner, as a part of qualifying, must also submit a letter from their Board of County Commissioners supporting their candidacy and include a resume, an outline of FAC involvement and a personal statement. Current officers are not required to submit a letter of intent or a letter from their Board of County Commissioners. Please take note of the eligibility and submission requirements which are enumerated in Article V, Section 5.4(B) of the Bylaws and read as follows:
(B) With the exception of commissioners presently serving as FAC officers, any eligible commissioner wishing to run for Association office is required to formally declare his/her candidacy by May 15 of the year of the Annual Meeting scheduled for that year, unless otherwise changed for a particular year by the Executive Committee of the Board. The commissioner's declaration of candidacy must be in writing and postmarked by May 15, and shall be sent via United States certified mail, return receipt requested or other commercial express carrier requiring signature upon delivery, to the Executive Director of the Association. A commissioner, as part of qualifying, must submit a letter from that commissioner's board of county commissioners supporting the candidacy, a copy of the commissioner's resume, an outline of the commissioner's prior activities and leadership roles within the Association, and a statement regarding what assets the commissioner would bring to the Association by being an officer. "Eligible commissioner" under this section is any county commissioner who, on the date of the election will have served a minimum of two consecutive years in his/her county commissioner office. In addition to the two year requirement, candidates must meet one of the following criteria: (1) be serving on May 15 or have served on the Board of Directors; (2) have completed the County Commissioners Voluntary Certification (CCC) Program by May 15; (3) be serving on May 15 or have served as a chair or vice chair of an Association legislative policy committee or caucus; or (4) be serving on May 15 or have served on any Association standing or select committee, as created by the Board of Directors or by the President.
The election of officers will be held at the Annual Business Meeting during the FAC Annual Conference which will be held June 16-18 at the Sawgrass Marriott in St. Johns County. The business meeting will be on Thursday, June 18th from 4:00 until 5:30 pm.
If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Rogers at (850) 922-7868.