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) is adding a brand new program to the FACTOR-Educating County Leaders offerings. Beginning in April 2017, we will launch a 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 be completed within 12 to 18 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 first CGE graduates in June 2018!
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.
Director of Education & Events
Assistant Executive Director, FCF
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