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 education 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 2018-2019

Sean Parks, Chair

Lake County Commissioner

Kristin Dozier, Vice Chair

Leon County Commissioner

Mary Lou Berger, Secretary/Treasurer

Palm Beach County Commissioner

Brandon Arrington

Osceola County Commissioner

Terry Burroughs

Okeechobee County Commissioner

Bill Chapman

Walton County Commissioner

Don Elwell

Highlands County Commissioner

Larry Harvey

Putnam County Commissioner

Viviana Janer

Osceola County Commissioner

Janet Long

Pinellas County Commissioner

Melissa McKinlay

Palm Beach County Commissioner

John Meeks

Levy County Commissioner

Barbara Sharief

Broward County Commissioner

Rob Lewis

Sarasota County Government Relations

Herb Thiele

Leon County Attorney

Richard Wesch

Lee County Attorney