Platinum Partners


The Florida Local Government Finance Program is a flexible, low-interest, short- to medium-term loan program geared toward helping local governments meet their many infrastructure and capital needs. Funding acquired through the program has been used for landfills, water and sewer facilities, courthouses, spring training complexes, library construction, beach re-nourishment and more. The Florida Local Government Finance Program was created in 1991 and has loaned over $2.5 billion to Florida’s counties, cities, school boards and special districts. The program is administered by the Florida Association of Counties.

“Experienced Professionals Working Together to Serve Florida Communities”



The Florida Association of Counties Trust (FACT) was established in 1989 as not-for-profit public entity risk pool, to serve the unique needs of Florida Counties. It was formed by and is owned by Florida Counties. FACT is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of representatives from the participating member counties.

FACT’s goal is to deliver:

  • Broad Liability coverages specifically designed to protect our Counties
  • Competitive, stable pricing that is reasonable and predictable
  • Broad risk management programs that are an extension of your staff
  • Aggressive claims management and defense of questionable claims



Founded in 1973, Nationwide is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nationwide Financial Services and is associated with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Nationwide is a market leader in supplemental retirement defined contribution plans for public safety and governmental employees. Nationwide provides plan administration, comprehensive investments, and communication/education services to over 7,800 government sector defined contribution retirement plans with 1.60 million participants and $50 billion in public sector assets under management*. Nationwide’s programs include 457(b), 401(a), and Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP). For more information contact our Regional Office in Boca Raton Florida. The toll-free number is (800) 432-0822.



Jones Edmunds

Jones Edmunds supports Counties with creative and innovative solutions to enhance the quality of life within Florida’s communities. Jones Edmunds provides all engineering services from planning through construction in the following practice areas: water resources, water/waste water, solid waste, geographic information systems, electrical utilities, civil/site/storm water, transportation and environmental sciences. Comprised of talented engineers, scientists, geologists and support staff, the Florida-based firm

remains committed to its core values: integrity, knowledge and service. Please visit or call (800) 237-1053 for more information.




At Healthstat, we’re committed to working with you to reduce your company’s healthcare spending and increase productivity while improving the well-being of your employees. Our integrated workplace health centers and wellness programs have helped clients big and small achieve their goals with proven results. Since 2001, we’ve helped businesses reduce healthcare costs and improve employee well-being with onsite, nearsite, and shared clinic solutions. In addition to a guaranteed ROI, our clients enjoy increased productivity, decreased absenteeism, fewer claims, and a benefit their employees love. With more than 300 clinics across 32 states, we continue to lead the way in onsite health with an innovative model that works across all industries. We serve more than 300,000 participants a year. Whether you have 100 employees or 40,000 there’s a Healthstat solution to fit your needs. For more information go to




JetPay Corporation (NASDAQ: JTPY) uniquely combines cutting-edge payment solutions designed specifically for governments & municipalities. Easily and securely accept and integrate online payments as well as pay and manage employees with innovative and scalable tools.  Visit for more information.



Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with more than 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc.



Nabors, Giblin and Nickerson (NG&N) is a law firm which limits its practice to representing local governments. The practice of NG&N is divided into the following practice areas: Public Finance, Local Government Law, Litigation and Appellate Law, Public Utilities Law, Legislative Consulting, Employment Law, Land Use and Real Estate Law, and Special Project Financing. NG&N is a leading bond counsel firm in Florida for the financing of local government infrastructure. NG&N is a leader in advancing the development of home rule revenue options and home rule implementation of intergovernmental cooperative programs, and public/private partnerships. NG&N is the County Attorney to both Wakulla County and Okaloosa County, Florida overseeing the resolution of a wide range of legal issues the counties faces on a daily basis. NG&N maintains offices in Tallahassee, Tampa, and Ft. Lauderdale. For more information call Tom Giblin, Firm President, at (813) 281-2222.



Servium Group


Servium Group, Inc. is a Florida-based (100% W/MBE-owned) consulting firm with a Project Team that has been proudly serving Florida Counties and Cities for more than 22 years specializing in providing County, City and State governments with comprehensive services to assist with the implementation of Federal and State grant programs. Our unique blend of professionals offer grant planning/application preparation, grant administration, project management policy development, program design, compliance, monitoring, financial management and construction management services in the areas of disaster recovery, housing rehabilitation, economic development, infrastructure, neighborhood revitalization and funding strategies. The Servium Project Team members possess over 100 years of experience and have assisted over 80 governments with carrying out various programs including CDBG Disaster Recovery, CDBG Entitlement, CDBG Small Cities, HOME, SHIP, State Revolving Loan Fund, Economic Development Administration Public Works Grants, Rural Development Grant/Loan Programs and grant and loan programs. We have built a reputation for crafting and implementing some of the most successful disaster recovery, housing, infrastructure and economic development projects by providing comprehensive services, meeting stringent timetables, ensuring compliance with all State and Federal regulations while also making certain that projects are structured in a manner that meets the needs of each local government and the citizens these programs are intended to serve. For more information please visit our website at or call us at 1-800-571-5266.



SMART COMMUNITIES PLAN FOR MOBILE. As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US is redefining the way Floridians receive wireless services. With nearly 4,000 employees in Florida, the company operates 1,000 T-Mobile and MetroPCS retail stores throughout the Sunshine State. Wireless services are essential to our lives and represent the opportunity to address some of the most pressing needs our communities face from public safety, to access to health care and transportation to economic development. We support local governments’ plans to meet the demands of their residents and businesses through reliable mobile services. Robust wireless networks must constantly improve connectivity and are essential to the next generation of wireless: 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). T-Mobile is committed to collaborating with all levels of government to share information and recommendations that enhance current 4G and future network infrastructure technologies.



Gold Partners


Southern Strategy Group was established in 1999 and was built on the simple but powerful concept that clients could be best served by hiring the most accomplished professionals from government and politics, arming them with advocacy skills, and deploying them as a highly motivated and coordinated team. Every day, we tap our vast network of political contacts to gather valuable and useful information about important developments in the public policy realm. We continuously enhance existing relationships and build new ones with the ever-changing body of important state leaders and workers who create and implement public policy. Our size and experience–and the fact that we are a team–achieves results for our clients.

Simply stated: If you need to reach a public official, there is virtually no person in state government who cannot be quickly reached by a Southern Strategy Group lobbyist. And once reached, our lobbying team has the skill and expertise to forcefully and effectively advocate on your behalf. For more information go to



Uber is evolving the way Florida moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make communities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. To look at how Uber has been “Moving Florida” (#MovingFlorida) visit



Aetna is a Fortune 50 Company, dedicated to diversity, serving an estimated 46.5 million people with a mission of making them happier and healthier, one person at a time.  By providing information, tools and services to make better informed decisions about their health and well being, Aetna is meeting that goal. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers' compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services



Waste Management’s Florida Area provides collection, recycling, transfer and disposal service to municipal, commercial, industrial and residential customers throughout the State of Florida (except for the Panhandle region) and a portion of south Georgia. Our 3,500 employees operate 20 hauling facilities, 14 landfills, 20 transfer stations, five Material Recovery Facilities, eight C & D recycling centers, and one organics recycling facility. As the nation's leading waste services provider and largest residential recycler, we are proud to provide our customers with safe, professional service every day. We are also committed to enhancing the communities where we work and live, as well as acting as stewards for the environment.



Clarke specializes in Mosquito Control and Aquatic Services. For over 60 years we’ve been dedicated to making communities more livable, safe and comfortable by striving to develop and deliver the most eco-responsible, advanced products and services possible. For more information, call our Florida office at 1-800-443-2034 or go to



Crown Castle owns and operates approximately 40,000 cell towers and 60,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.



AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at and YouTube at

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*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; and voice roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries


Silver Partners


Advanced Disposal brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the FOURTH largest solid waste company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 16 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations.



Ygrene Energy Fund is a national leader in residential and commercial clean energy financing. Founded in 2010, Ygrene’s award-winning, privately funded Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is revolutionizing the home improvement industry, making it easier for property owners to invest in their futures and a healthier environment. Ygrene is delivering greater choice for home and business owners by providing accessible and affordable financing for energy efficiency, renewables, water conservation, storm protection and seismic upgrades. Recognized as one of the fastest growing asset classes in the country, PACE has proven to be a successful tool for supporting public policy initiatives, all without the use of public tax dollars or credits. To date, Ygrene has provided over $1 billion of private capital to more than 400 local communities, creating thousands of jobs and investing millions into local economies across the U.S.



The team at AMR has a single mission:  making a difference by caring for people in need.  We are caregivers, first and foremost.  Our promise to you is that we will treat our patients, customers and teams with respect.    By designing new ways to deliver healthcare, whether in emergency situations or supplementing the home health care organizations, we are steadfastly patient focused and  centered.  Our commitment as healthcare providers is to keep abreast of the latest medical procedures and practices for our patients and by inventing new technologies to help our customers meet their objectives. 


Founded in 1891, Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company has a proud history of solid financial performance. Boston Mutual is dedicated to maintaining high quality products by providing innovative benefits specially designed to meet our clients' cost objectives and their employees' needs.



Bridges International is one of the oldest treatment providers servicing criminal justice populations for over 35 years.  Bridges has been a pioneer on the cutting edge of behavioral health services, mental health services, substance abuse counselling, and many more programs that assist with reintegration and greatly reduces recidivism.  Our programs are predicated on a holistic approach to recovery that accommodates the mental (emotion and cognitive), physical, social, and spiritual needs of the people served.  Bridges International has worked with community diversion through drug courts, jail treatment services, consulting design treatment and re-entry strategies for offenders, ex-felons, and probation populations in more than eleven counties in Florida.  Bridges International is committed to helping adult men and women successfully transition back into their community, overcome adversity (internal and external), providing support and counseling, and to join forces with partnering agencies and likeminded community service providers to reduce recidivism rates



We provide homeowners with affordable financing and back every project with consumer protections to ensure they're installing approved energy efficient products by licensed and trained contractors. HERO has grown to become the fastest growing energy efficiency financing solution in the nation and accounts for 95% of the Residential PACE Financing market. For more information visit



With a long and distinguished history in serving the needs of its public and private sector clients, Bryant Miller Olive is viewed today as a firm of attorneys with closely related specialty practices, including public finance, state and local government, and structured and project finance. While the firm’s practice has expanded well beyond the area of public finance and beyond the State of Florida, for the past 10 years the Securities Data Company has consistently ranked Bryant Miller Olive as the number one bond counsel practice in Florida based upon the number of bond issues completed statewide each year.

The firm’s philosophy is to assign a team of lawyers with complementary skills, expertise, and experience to a client in order to provide the highest quality and most responsive service. For more than 40 years, Bryant Miller Olive has provided its clients with legal expertise, sophistication, and detail-oriented service.



Communications International (Ci) is a leading wireless systems integrator specializing in the design and implementation of mission critical communications systems for the federal, state and local public safety, utility and transit industries. Our depth of services include engineering and system design, project management, equipment installation and calibration, maintenance and more.  Ci is a ‘Regional Center of Excellence’ and the largest distributor of Harris public safety radio products for the southeastern United States. Established in 1975, Ci is an employee-owned company with eight locations throughout Florida and one in North Carolina.



The Ferguson Group, one of the leading Congressional advocacy consulting firms in Washington, D.C., provides federal representation for FAC on issues of importance to Florida counties. Formed in 1982, TFG is a bipartisan, federal government relations consulting firm specializing in securing federal funding, authorizations, policy, and regulatory changes for public sector, private sector and not-for-profit clients. TFG provides expertise in the areas of Transportation, Community and Economic Development, Water Resources, Land Use, Environmental Issues, Defense Conversion, Health and Human Services, Criminal Justice, Education and Housing.  TFG has maintained a Florida office for over 12 years managed by Val Gelnovatch, who is also the firm’s Local Government Practice Group leader.   For more information contact Val Gelnovatch at  Click here to access The Ferguson Group website.




Renew Financial

Innovative Financing Solutions for a Clean Energy Economy - Renew Financial is a national energy finance leader, specializing in innovative financing solutions for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and wind mitigation projects. Its growing family of offerings ensures that energy and efficiency upgrades are within reach for millions of property owners.

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IEM is a global security consulting firm dedicated to building a safe, secure and resilient world. We are the largest woman- and minority-owned firm focused on emergency management and homeland security.

IEM works with government agencies and private sector organizations around the world to improve protection and security for lives and infrastructure, and to help states, regions, and communities recover more quickly from disasters. We combine objective, scientific data with a broad spectrum of experience and expertise – from disaster management, nuclear preparedness and bioterrorism to open source solutions for efficient government.

For more than 30 years, our innovative strategies, technologies, and solutions have helped more than 300 government agencies and private industry customers achieve measurable results—saving lives, reducing costs, increasing efficiencies, and improving decision making. We have worked with federal agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense; state and local emergency management organizations in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories; critical infrastructure including nuclear power plants, chemical plants, hospitals, mass transit agencies, ports, and others.


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