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Click here for the Schedule of Events

Click here to download the 2017 Legislative Conference Program

Click here to download the Policy Committee Meeting Materials (for Thursday, November 16). 

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When Category 4 Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday, September 10, the mess she left behind is still being cleaned up today. Florida’s expertise in responding to hurricanes is known world wide, yet Irma put strains on our response and recovery system that need to be addressed: sheltering, gas, power, debris, evacuations, FEMA, and many more.  On Wednesday, November 15th, FAC will focus our education efforts on analyzing and discussing lessons learned so that we can build on our expertise in keeping our citizens safe during a storm and returning to ‘business as usual’ as quickly as possible following a storm.

FAC is offering a special one day registration on Wednesday only for those interested in attending the Hurricane Summit.  Click here to register now.


Single Day Registration - Summit only (Wed)

Commissioner/Staff - $275

Government/Non-County - $325

Private/Non-Member - $475


Session Starts In January!!

The FAC Legislative Conference is the final opportunity for the membership and Legislative Policy Committees to meet and voice their opinion on the policies FAC lobbies during the legislative session. The 2018 Legislative Process is well underway with many bills filed and being debated in committee. On the final day, commissioners vote and adopt the final FAC policies. You do not have to serve on a policy committee to participate; Commissioners and County Staff are encouraged to attend.

We need you on hand to help make decisions. You don't want to miss it. REGISTER TODAY!


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On Friday, November 17, Members will have a chance to see which 15 photos were chosen out of a field of more than 600 for the FAC 2018 Calendar.


In addition, the membership will vote and adopt the final policy position statements & Guardian ad Litem County of the Year awards will be presented. Three awards will be given based on the size of the county: 

  • Category 1- population under 500,000

  • Category 2 – population between 500,000 – 999,999

  • Category 3 – population over 1M



You have the option of registering for the FULL conference (Wed-Fri) or for a SINGLE DAY Hurricane Summit only (Wed). When you reach the FAC portal to register, be sure to select the correct registration type from the list of events (FULL or SINGLE DAY).


Early bird registration fees are below:


Full Registration (Wed-Fri)

Commissioner/Staff - $325

Government/Non-County - $375

Private/Non-Member - $600


Single Day Registration - Summit only (Wed)

Commissioner/Staff - $275

Government/Non-County - $325

Private/Non-Member - $475



Hyatt Regency Sarasota

1000 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

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Unfortunately, the FAC room block at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota is partially sold out - there are only rooms available on Thursday night.  When you register online, you will be provided a list of alternate hotels in the area (call to check their availability and rates) as well as the link to the block at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.  We recommend booking at one of the nearby hotels but periodically checking at the Hyatt as there may be some cancellations.


Online Registration is closed - please proceed to the registration desk at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota and ask for Kaye Grandstaff.  The registration desk will be open on Tuesday, November 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16.