Florida Counties Foundation

In response to increasing requests for education programs and technical assistance, the Florida Association of Counties created the Florida Counties Foundation (FCF) in 1990.  FCF is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 governed by a Board of Directors which is comprised of county commissioners, county administrators, and county attorneys.   FCF oversees the content of all of the FACTOR programs and FAC's Annual Conference. 


The mission of FCF 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."


Florida Counties Foundation Board of Directors 2017-2018

Lee Pinkoson, Chair

Alachua County Commissioner

Sean Parks, Vice Chair

Lake County Commissioner

Rob Williamson, Secretary/Treasurer

Santa Rosa County Commissioner

Brandon Arrington

Osceola County Commissioner

Mary Lou Berger

Palm Beach County Commissioner

Bill Chapman

Walton County Commissioner

Kristin Dozier

Leon County Commissioner

Don Elwell

Highlands County Commissioner

Larry Harvey

Putnam County Commissioner

Viviana Janer

Osceola County Commissioner

Nick Maddox

Leon County Commissioner

Nate McLaughlin

Flagler County Commissioner

Cheryl Sanders

Franklin County Commissioner

Barbara Sharief

Broward County Commissioner

Jack Brown

Escambia County Administrator

Don Butler

Gulf County Chief Administrator

Herb Thiele

Leon County Attorney

Richard Wesch

Lee County Attorney