The wake of COVID-19 introduced various changes in 2020: education events shifted to virtual and hybrid models, public meetings rejected in-person attendance, and the legislative season experienced challenges that—in previous years—would have been unheard of. As circumstances progressed, individuals adapted. The Florida Association of Counties (FAC), in effort to not only bring county leadership the same resources and opportunities as before but enhance these experiences, aimed to adapt as well. Studio 67 is both FAC's resolution and projection for a more immersive, engaging future.
Established in the last year, Studio 67’s origins began with the development of Webinar Wednesday, a weekly webinar series dedicated to providing continuing education despite complications posed by COVID-19. The series flourished, and now—one live studio construction later—is joined by two podcasts, and there’s even more to come!
Check out Studio 67’s current projects below, and be sure to check back for the most recent iterations as they are released.
What do Florida’s local leaders carry with them to confront the daily and critical issues that face them as leaders? Pack ‘n Chat, hosted by FAC Executive Director Ginger Delegal, includes weekly conversations and essays on leadership that analyze the habits, people, and experiences leaders use to rise up to the challenge of the day and develop opportunity for all Floridians. Check out the premiere episode now!
Legislative coverage with a unique, immersive spin! Among the studio's recent projects, FAC-ish has emerged as an innovative county resource during the 2021 Legislative Session. Spearheaded by the FAC Public Policy team, FAC-ish is a legislative podcast that tracks and interprets the weekly happenings throughout session.
Each week, the Institute for County Government (ICG) is hosting Webinar Wednesday. Originally, the weekly webinars were put into place to provide continuing education when in person meetings were no longer possible as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to their continuing success, ICG looks to continue offering regular webinars even when in-person meetings resume.