2014 ETHICS WORKSHOPS – March 27, June 17, and December 5 (6 CCC Core credits)

During the last year’s Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature passed new ethics legislation requiring that Commissioners and Constitutional Officers take four hours of Ethics programming each calendar year.  Since 1996, as part of FAC's Certified County Commissioner (CCC) Program, FAC has offered a comprehensive 6 hour mandatory Ethics, Public Records & Sunshine Law Course.  Our existing course meets the requirements addressed in this new legislation. FAC's program includes expert speakers from the Attorney General's Office and the Florida Commission on Ethics to explain Florida's stringent laws.  Participants will learn ethics requirements for elected officials, understand the Sunshine Law and Public Records Law, learn about reporting requirements, and become familiar with the process of an ethics complaint.

FAC is pleased to announce that we will be offering three Ethics workshops this year (in March, June and December).  The first workshop will be held in conjunction with Legislative Day in Leon County on March 27, 2014 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. This workshop will have a separate registration fee of $150 that will cover lunch and all of the meeting materials. This class is open to all Commissioners, County Staff and all Constitutional Officers. 

CLICK HERE to register for the Ethics workshop now.  Click here for more Ethics workshop information. 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT – March 26, 2014 (6 Core CCC Credits) ($150 registration fee)

In addition to Legislative Day and the Ethics Workshop, we will also be offering two other educational opportunities for Commissioners and County Staff to attend while they are in Leon County.  On Wednesday, March 26 we will have a workshop on Financial Management from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This in depth workshop provides guidance for commissioners to better manage their county’s fiscal affairs. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the state’s fiscal trends, budgeting process, revenue sources available to their counties and the what, when and how to issue debt.  Breakfast and lunch are included with the course materials.

GROWTH MANAGEMENT – March 28, 2014 (6 Core CCC Credits) ($150 registration fee)

On Friday, March 28, FAC is pleased to offer the Growth Management workshop taught by Gene Boles from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This workshop is designed to give commissioners an understanding of the history of land use planning in Florida and how we got where we are today. Participants will learn the realities of implementing comprehensive plans including how amendments, development approvals, and exceptions should be handled.  Breakfast and lunch are included, along with all course materials.

For more information and registration, click here.  There are a few Small County scholarships available but you must act quickly to request one before they are gone.  For questions on any of the classes or educational transcripts, please contact Becky Berentsen at 850-922-4300.