New Commissioners Orientation Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 28 from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota in Sarasota County.This program is designed to provide an overview of the responsibilities of a county commissioner.

Participants will learn about the valuable services available through FAC and ways for a new commissioner to immediately get involved in the Association. This event is also an excellent opportunity to meet Commissioners from throughout the state.

By attending these events, Commissioners will also be enrolled in FAC’s Certified County Commissioner Program and on your way to completing your certification. These combined events, Legislative Conference (2 hours) and the New Commissioner Orientation (1.5 hours), will provide a total of 3.5 hours of the Continuing Education Credits required to become a Certified County Commissioner.

 New commissioners are encouraged to register for the entire FAC Legislative Conference.  FAC is providing a special conference rate of $250 for new commissioners (save up to $100 over the regular registration price!)  To register with this special New Commissioner rate, please contact Christine Childs at 850-922-4300.   If you plan to only attend the New Commissioner Orientation luncheon and do not want a full conference registration, please RSVP to Becky Berentsen, Education Coordinator, at or at 850-414-7936 to ensure that you will have a seat at the event.  RSVPs need to be made no later than Friday, November 16.