Florida Association of Counties provides many opportunities for county officials to gain valuable knowledge and compare experiences with other officials from across the state.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITION
June 25-28, 2024
Signia Hilton Bonnet Creek (Orange County)
For more than 90 years, the Florida Association of Counties has held an annual conference. This is the largest FAC event each year and offers an opportunity for hundreds of commissioners and county staff from across the state to come together for continuing education and critical networking. In addition to the educational sessions, this event also includes a 100+ booth educational exhibition – with exhibitors from around the country sharing cost saving tools and products with counties.
Future Annual Conference Dates
- June 24-27, 2025 (Hilton Orlando – Orange County)
- June 23-26, 2026 (Hilton Orlando – Orange County)
- June 22-25, 2027 (Hilton Orlando – Orange County)
INNOVATION & POLICY CONFERENCE
September 18-19, 2024
Hilton Pensacola Beach (Escambia County)
The Innovation & Policy Conference will showcase county innovative programs and projects around the state; deliver new educational opportunities for county commissioners and staff; and launch fresh, research based leadership training for FAC members. In addition, this Summit is designed to facilitate discussion on the many policy issues facing counties, debate new and old issues and begin to narrow down the policies for a final vote before the end of the year.
December 4-6, 2024
Tampa Marriott Water Street (Hillsborough County)
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. On the final day, commissioners vote and adopt the final FAC policies.
Future Legislative Conference Dates
- November 19-21, 2025 (Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay – Hillsborough County)
- December 2-4, 2026 (Sawgrass Marriott – St. Johns County)
March 2025 – Date TBD
FSU Turnbull Conference Center (Leon County)
Each year during the height of the Legislative Session, FAC hosts our legislative day in Leon County. Commissioners and staff are encouraged to come to Tallahassee to assist in the lobbying efforts to protect home rule and prevent unfunded mandates. The day begins with a legislative briefing and the afternoon is spent lobbying local delegations; a reception honoring the Legislature will be held that evening.