1:00 – 5:00pm

Room: Flagler / Gilchrist

Florida Association of County Engineers and Road Superintendents Logo

1:30 – 3:00pm

Room: Floridian A

Modern stormwater management systems are designed not only to prevent flooding, but also to remove pollutants, protect waterbodies, capture rainfall to replenish groundwater, and prevent damage to property and wildlife. Counties build and maintain a broad range of water conveyances that serve multiple purposes that benefit the community. This workshop is a crash-course for county officials who want a baseline understanding of why stormwater management matters and how these systems work at the local level.

Ramon Gaverrete Public Works Director Alachua County

1:30 – 3:00pm

Room: Floridian B

On a given night in Florida, roughly 13,000 of the state’s estimated 30,000 unhoused are also unsheltered, forcing them to reside in cars, parks, sidewalks, and other public spaces. To guide this group back into housing stability, many communities have implemented a “Continuum-of-Care,” including temporary shelters and transitional housing, designated public encampments, and holistic resources to provide critical behavioral health and substance use interventions.


Recent legislative shifts have changed how our communities respond to this crisis. HB 1365 from Florida’s 2024 session encourages sanctioned and serviced public encampments as an alternative to unregulated public sleeping practices, to supplement finite shelter resources. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is considering Johnson v. Grant’s Pass, with major implications for how communities govern unpermitted sleeping. To help make sense of this delicate landscape, join the conversation between state lawmakers, local housing leaders, and public safety experts.

Nick Maddox

SPEAKER: Commissioner Nick Maddox, Leon County, CEO of Family Promise

SPEAKER: Senator Jonathan Martin, Florida Senate

SPEAKER: Ron Book, Chair, Miami Homeless Trust

SPEAKER: Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County

1:30 – 3:00pm

Room: Floridian C

Join us for an enlightening education session that explores the dynamic relationship between sports tourism and community well-being. In this session, we will delve into the multifaceted benefits that sports tourism brings to local economies and the overall health and vitality of communities.

SPEAKER: Joseph Piotrowski, Director of Partnership Development, Florida Sports Foundation

SPEAKER: John David, CEO and President, Sports ETA

3:30 – 5:00pm

Room: Floridian A

As hurricanes become more frequent and intense, Florida’s counties are on the frontline of these devastating storms, creating unique challenges for local officials. Fortunately, Florida has one of the best emergency management systems in the nation. As we begin the 2024 hurricane season, this workshop offers a primer on Florida’s emergency management system. By walking through a disaster scenario, we’ll explore and discuss the actions local officials can take to ensure they provide an adequate response for their communities.

SPEAKER: Robert McDaniel, Professor, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program; Senior Fellow at the Center for Disaster Risk Policy (CDRP), Florida State University

3:30 – 5:00pm

Room: Floridian B

In a state comprising 1,350 miles of coastline and recording just under 130 billion tourist dollars entering the state in 2022, Florida is one of the front runners in the nation for tourism. But we do not see the success evenly distributed across all 67 counties. This workshop will serve as a comprehensive deep dive into emerging issues/trends concerning tourist development and look at methods of best practices to utilize TDT in hopes that all counties can become champions of economic growth through tourism development.


Participants will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of the importance of tourism in the state of Florida by the numbers and learn more on TDT and its restrictive uses. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the importance and concerns about tourism from key stakeholders. As well as walking away with more information on the functionalities of Tourism Development Council and hearing from members of TDCs on their uses and effectiveness.

Bob McKee

MODERATOR: Bob McKee, Deputy Director of Public Policy, Florida Association of Counties

SPEAKER: Amy Baker, Coordinator, Office of Economic and Demographic Research

SPEAKER: Lindsey Norris, Director of Industry Relations, Visit Florida

SPEAKER: John Solomon, Director, Tourism and Development Council, Franklin County

3:30 – 5:00pm

Room: Floridian C

In this session, Salesforce will discuss how its State and Local Government client base is leveraging the power of its platform and AI to deliver beautiful experiences that are traditionally associated with the private sector. To illustrate, you will see a live demonstration of what Building Permitting and Code Enforcement can look like leveraging lessons learned in the private sector.

6:00 – 8:00pm

Room: Floridian D-I

Join us for an evening of celebration as we honor the 2023-24 ICG Graduates, thank Commissioner Bill Truex for his service as 2023-24 FAC President and swear in the 2024-25 President, Okeechobee County Commissioner, Terry Burroughs!

Buses leave: 8:20 pm

Top Golf: 9:00 pm -11:00pm

Buses return: 11:30pm

Top Golf, 9295 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

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