This week, the seventh series of the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) Program program concluded in Alachua County.  The FACTOR programs are sponsored by University of Florida/IFAS Extension.  Fourteen commissioners participated in the third class titled, the Florida Forum for County Leaders: Understanding and Working with Stakeholders and County Decisions Makers during these Turbulent Times. The presenters for this program were: Carl Neu, The Center for the Future of Local Governance; Dr. Rodney Clouser, Professor and Associate Chair and Public Policy Extension Specialist for UF/IFAS Extension; Dr. Nick Place, Dean and Direcctor of UF/IFAS Extension; and, Dororthy Zimmerman, Communications Director, Florida Sea Grant.

 The following Commissioners will graduate as Advanced County Commissioners at FAC's Annual Conference on June 26, 2013.

Jimmy Anderson, Baker; Kathy Bryant, Marion; Betsy Barfield, Jefferson; Paulette Burdick, Palm Beach; Pam Feagle, Taylor; Chip LaMarca, Broward; Ward McDaniel, Gulf; Dave Parisot, Okaloosa; John Nelson, Jefferson; Jim Selph, DeSoto; Barbara Sharief, Broward; Gene Valentino, Escambia; Tan Smiley, Gulf; and, Carl Zalak, Marion.