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Tuesday, June 11

   

12:30 P - 6:00 P
Pre-Conference Workshop: Ethics, Public Records & Sunshine Law

(add'l fee required - CLICK HERE to register for Ethics)

3:00 P - 6:30 P
Exhibitor Move-In and Attendee Registration
7:00 P - 9:00 P
Throwback to the 90’s Welcome Event
9:00 P - 11:00 P
Hospitality Suite - sponsored by  logo

 

 

Wednesday, June 12
7:00 A - 5:00 P
Registration Desk Open
 
7:30 A - 8:30 A
FACT Celebration Dinner

(commissioners and county staff only)

8:00 A - 9:30 A
8:00 A - 7:00 P
Bagels & Brew Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 A - 9:45 A
FAC Board of Directors Meeting  -  sponsored by logo
9:00 A - 5:00 P
FACERS Meeting
10:00 A - 11:30 P
FAIR Meeting
10:30 A - 12:00 P
Opening Session
12:00 P - 1:30 P
Boxed Lunch in Exhibit Hall
12:15 P - 1:15 P
FCF Board Meeting
12:30 P - 5:00 P
FACA CLE Program
1:45 P - 3:15 P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) - Physical & Cyber Resources
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is the Nation’s risk advisor, empowering partner organizations to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future. As an operational component within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), CISA constantly strives to understand the “so what” of the risk to our Nation’s critical infrastructure and, more importantly, work with our stakeholders to answer the most critical question: “What are we going to do about it?”  To this end, CISA has a wide arrange of resources available to assist partners in both the physical and cyber mission spaces.

 

Billy Sasser, CPP
Sup. Protective Secty. Adv.
CISA
1:45 P - 3:15 P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Policy Committee - sponsored by logo
The Water Policy Committee was formed in 2018 in response to the various statewide water-related crises affecting Florida’s freshwater and marine resources. The Water Policy Committee covers local, state, and federal policy issues related to water quality and quantity, infrastructure needs, and funding.  At this meeting, you will hear from state legislative leaders on efforts to address ongoing water quality issues and how counties can prepare for and help shape policies during the 2020 Legislative Session.  Additionally, the Acting Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Southeast Region office will be discussing EPA’s water infrastructure work, including funding and resources that are available to local communities.  We will also hear a presentation on cutting edge research being done on harmful algal blooms, and how it can enhance prevention efforts and improve outcomes during future crises.

 

Mary S. Walker
Acting Administrator
EPA
Debbie Mayfield
Senator
Florida Senate

 

Holly Raschein
Representative
Florida House 
Lisa Krimsky, PhD
Reg. Specialized Agent
FL Sea Grant
Dail Laughinghouse, PhD
Asst. Professor
UF
2:00 P - 4:00 P
Nationwide and FAC Women & Retirement High Tea
3:30 P - 5:00 P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Selfies, Snaps, Tweets, Likes - Legal Issues Faced by Counties in Today’s Online World
Keyboard warriors got you down? An employee’s texting habit making you want to pull the plug? Struggling to stay on top of your commissioners’ Facebook habits? This session will explore legal issues faced by counties in the online world, including public records and sunshine law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the First Amendment. 

 

Heather Encinosa
County Attorney
Wakulla County 
Evan Rosenthal
Asst. County Attorney
Wakulla County 
3:30 P - 5:00 P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Flood Plain Management 101 for County Officials
Floods can happen anywhere, at any time. Residents who live in and outside of a mapped high-risk area should know their risk. More than 22,000 communities throughout the United States and its territories voluntarily participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), representing about 95 percent of all properties in the nation’s high-risk areas. The program is particularly important to Florida, as it has more NFIP policies than any other state in the nation (35% of all policies). However, the NFIP is more than just insurance; it is a planning and regulatory program that, when managed well, reduces a community’s risk of flooding. This workshop provides and overview of the NFIP, its mapping and regulatory requirements, and details the roles and responsibilities of the county official.

 

Rebecca Quinn 
President
RCQuinn Consulting, Inc 
5:00 P - 6:00 P
FACA Reception
5:30 P - 7:30 P
Reception & Stuff the Bus Event  -  sponsored by  Logo
9:00 P - 11:00 P
Hospitality Suite  -  sponsored by logo

 

 

Thursday, June 13
7:45 A - 4:00 P
Registration Desk Open
7:45 A - 9:00 A
Continental Breakfast
7:45 A - 11:00 A
Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 A - 5:00 P
FACA CLE Program
8:15 A - 9:45 A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACC Alumni Program: Power to the People? 
Navigating the Thorny Issues of Preemption and Home Rule
The precarious partnership between state and local governments can get fractured when states preempt local ordinances and regulations. Florida counties are no stranger to this tension, as the Florida Legislature has exercised its authority to preclude or curtail a range of local laws in recent years. As evidence of this, more than a dozen bills were filed in the 2019 Legislative Session to preempt some county activity, marking a growing trend in the division between state and local roles. With little conversation taking place, counties are forced to rapidly respond to numerous pieces of legislation without a clear picture of their purpose or whether compromises would be acceptable to the state. To bridge this divide, this ACC Alumni event offers a uniquely respectful and meaningful dialogue between county commissioners and former state legislators who have sat on both sides of the issue. The goal is to create a climate of mutual understanding that will, ideally, result in more constructive conversations in the future.

 

Dean Cannon
Former Speaker
Florida House
Chris Smith
Former Senator
Florida Senate
Chip LaMarca
Representative
Florida House
Nancy Detert
Commissioner
Sarasota County
(Invited)
8:15 A - 9:45 A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Crisis Intervention Before and After - Part 1
Prevention Management, Identification and De-escalation during a Crisis
sponsored by  Logo
This workshop will include crisis intervention training providing every attendee with tangible, evidence-based tools to help prevent, identify and deescalate a crisis. Attendees will learn how to recognize common signs of behavioral escalation in others and how to intervene at the lowest level, how to conduct a workplace behavioral risk assessment and implement a plan of action to mitigate environmental risk, and how our own triggers shape our worldview and impact our daily interactions.

 

Anura Shah, MHA
Masters Instructor
Beyond Force, LLC
Brooke Wilson
Head of Worklife Services
Aetna
Tramaine EL Amin
Asst. Vice President
Nat. Counc. for Behav. Health
Aimee B. Prange
Sr. Strategic Planner
Aetna
9:00 A - 5:00 P
9:00 A - 5:00 P
10:00 A - 11:00 A
FACHSA Meeting
FACERS Meeting
FACM Board Meeting - sponsored by logo  logo
10:00 A - 11:30 A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Opportunity Zones
You may be asking: what is an Opportunity Zone, and how can it help my county?  Opportunity Zones, as established in the federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, encourage long-term investment and job creation in targeted communities by reducing taxes for job creators. Opportunity Zones maintain their designation for 10 years. The program encourages private investment in these zones by providing a tax incentive for investors who invest in qualified businesses and property in these areas.This workshop will go into more detail about Opportunity Zones and how local governments can utilize this incentive to shape economic development, job creation and business growth within their communities, as well as how this tool can be useful in addressing affordable housing needs as well as disaster recovery.  

 

Cissy Proctor
Managing Partner
LSN Partners
Erin Gillespie
Founder
Madison Street Strategies
Tony Brown
President and CEO
T. Brown Consulting Grp.
Kody Glazer
Legal Director
Florida Housing Coalition
10:00 A - 11:30 A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Crisis Intervention Before and After - Part 2
Prevention Management, Identification and De-escalation during a Crisis
sponsored by  Logo
This workshop will wrap up Crisis Intervention Training and then transition to a panel that will discuss mental health first aid. We’ve learned through scouting, clubs and movies, how to apply pressure to a wound or use a stick to set a broken arm – but how do we help someone who is suffering from depression or anxiety. This panel will walk attendees through how to provide help and find services providing your foundation for mental health first aid.

 

Anura Shah, MHA
Masters Instructor
Beyond Force, LLC
Brooke Wilson
Head of Worklife Services
Aetna
Tramaine EL Amin
Asst. Vice President
Nat. Counc. for Behav. Health
Aimee B. Prange
Sr. Strategic Planner
Aetna
10:00 A - 11:30 A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Emergency Management 101 for County Officials
Emergencies and disasters can pose both short and long-term public policy challenges as they relate to continuity of government, public health, infrastructure, economic development, and the environment.  Since Hurricane Andrew impacted Florida in 1992, our state has received 41 Presidential disaster declarations, making it one the most storm-vulnerable states in the nation. The response of elected officials makes a difference in disasters. When they are well informed, and understand their roles and responsibilities, they can effectively lead the community’s response and recovery efforts. When they fail, response is hindered, recovery delayed, and the pain of the disaster is prolonged even further.  By statute, Florida counties - and the commissioners that lead them - have a broad range of authorities and responsibilities to deal with disasters.  This workshop provides an overview of the state’s emergency management system, the authorities granted to counties, and the role of the county commission.    

 

Mary Blakeney, FPEM 
Senior Manager 
Palm Beach County EM
Paul Womble, FPEM 
Director 
Polk County EM
Eve Rainey, FPEM 
Executive Director 
FEPA
11:45 P - 1:30 P
Awards Luncheon  -  sponsored by logo
1:00 P - 5:00 P
FACM Workshop  -  sponsored by logo  logo
1:45 P - 3:15 P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Political Training Institute - Part 1
If you have ever considered running for higher office, then you don’t want to miss this two-part workshop filled with practical insights and information. During Part One, a panel of distinguished state and local elected officials will share their experiences about running for office and what it takes to win. Throughout both parts of the workshop, audience members will have a chance to get answers to questions they’ve always wanted to ask. 

 

Sandra Mortham
Lobbyist
Mortham Gov. Consult.

 

Linda Stewart
Senator
Florida Senate
Stan McClain
Representative
FL House
Melony Bell
Representative
FL House
Chip LaMarca
Representative
FL House
Nancy Detert
Commissioner
Sarasota County
Charlie Justice
Commissioner
Pinellas County
Trey McCarley 
Fundraiser 
1:45 P - 3:15 P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Lessons from Parkland
sponsored by  Logo
Sadly by now the term active shooter is in our vernacular.  Each of you likely have a plan and/or emergency code to alert if an active shooter is in your workspace. Join Broward County Commissioner, Parkland resident and father Michael Udine as he shares his experience before, during and after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Hear from former Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll who also served as a commissioner on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission carefully analyzing the events of February 14, 2018 – helping to develop recommendations to aid in the prevention of any future tragedies occurring.

 

Michael Udine
Commissioner
Broward County
Mike Carroll
Exec. Vice President
Lutheran Services of FL
1:45 P - 3:00 P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Public Works 101 for County Officials
Some of the most visible aspects of county government lie within the sphere of public works. Whether its roads, solid waste, utilities, or water, the investment in and management of public works are critical to county government. Moreover, it is that function of local government that impacts nearly every citizen every day – meaning, when things go wrong, county officials will hear its residents. Accordingly, by having an informed understanding of the core functions of public works, county officials are better able to make decisions regarding how facilities are constructed, maintained, and upgraded over time.  This important workshop will cover the so-called “Big Eight” of public works and discuss various local infrastructure funding sources. 

 

Ramon D. Gavarrete
Public Works Director
Alachua County
3:30 P - 5:00 P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Political Training Institute - Part 2
If you have ever considered running for higher office, then you don’t want to miss this two-part workshop filled with practical insights and information. In Part Two, fundraising pro, Trey McCarley will have great tidbits to pass on to all the County Commissioners.  This is a “not to miss” tutorial on the Art of Fundraising for Political Campaigns. Throughout both parts of the workshop, audience members will have a chance to get answers to questions they’ve always wanted to ask. 

 

Sandra Mortham
Lobbyist
Mortham Gov. Consult.

 

Linda Stewart
Senator
Florida Senate
Stan McClain
Representative
FL House
Melony Bell
Representative
FL House
Chip LaMarca
Representative
FL House
Nancy Detert
Commissioner
Sarasota County
Charlie Justice
Commissioner
Pinellas County
Trey McCarley 
Fundraiser 
3:30 P - 5:00 P
Workshop: Improving Mental Health Care in Your County
sponsored by Logo
The lack of mental health care within our system of care is dramatic. But as a county – where do you begin to tackle this epidemic? What can your county do? There are programs that can be implemented on the local level improving care and in many instances saving real dollars. One such program is jail diversion. In Pinellas County, they have implemented a hugely successful program allowing them to divert minor offenders to get the health care they need rather than being put behind bars at taxpayer’s expense. Join us as we discuss this and other programs your county can implement today!
3:30 P - 5:00 P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: 2020 Census - What You Need to Know
Is your county ready for the 2020 Census? Have you issued a proclamation outlining your Complete Count Committee intentions? Do you have a Complete Count Committee? Has your Complete Count Committee liaison registered for training? Have you registered for the New Construction Program to ensure that new housing units are included in the 2020 Census? Are you providing your constituents with information regarding Census jobs? Join the US Census Bureau workshop and talk with Census subject matter experts to get the answers you need to have a successful enumeration. 

 

Katia Saint Fleur
Partnership Specialist
ATL Census Center
Channa Lloyd, Esq. 
Partnership Specialist
2020 Census
William Curry
Geographic Coordinator
U.S. Census Bureau
5:00 P - 6:00 P
FACM Networking Social -  sponsored by logo  logo
6:00 P - 9:00 P
President Elect's Reception & Celebration Dinner  -  sponsored by logo
9:00 P - 11:00 P
Hospitality Suite - sponsored by Logo

 

 

Friday, June 14
8:30 A - 10:00 A
Breakfast: Annual Business Meeting & Elections