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Mission

Our mission is to enhance the leadership skills of county officials, to facilitate innovative thinking and action by those leaders, and, ultimately to enable counties to prosper as communities in the 21st century.

 

The Foundation oversees the County Commissioners Voluntary Certification (CCC), Advanced County Commissioner Education (ACC) programs and the content for FAC's Annual Conference. It is governed by a Board of Directors made up of elected and appointed county officials.

The Florida Counties Foundation (FCF) has added a brand new program to the Educating County Leaders offerings. Beginning in April 2017, we launched the County Government Education Program (CGE) program. This is a voluntary program of study designed for county staff to learn information and enhance skills relevant to their duties and responsibilities.

CGE courses will be offered year round, mostly in conjunction with FAC conferences. The core courses are offered once a year, with the exception of Ethics which is offered three times a year. County Staff have had the opportunity to audit the CCC programs in the past, but now, their participation will be tracked just like we do for Commissioners.

This program may now be completed within 6 to 12 months. To graduate, county staff must complete a total of 45 hours of courses. The CGE graduation ceremony will be held every year during FAC’s Annual Conference in June. We encourage county staff to get involved in this exciting program and look forward to recognizing our second class of CGE graduates in June 2019!

 

Florida Counties Foundation

 

The mission of FCF is to enhance the leadership skills of county official, to facilitate innovative thinking and action by those leaders, and ultimately, to enable counties to prosper as communities in the 21st century.

Contact Us

Eric Poole

Executive Director, FCF


Robert Brown

Director of Education and Training


Becky Berentsen

Education Manager

 

 

FCF education programs are sponsored by

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