FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2017
Charlotte County Commissioner Christopher Constance Installed as
Florida Association of Counties President
-Constance will lead FAC in its mission to preserve and strengthen home rule-
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – On June 29, 2017, Charlotte County Commissioner Christopher Constance, MD was installed to serve as President of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC). Commissioner Constance was sworn in during the celebration dinner at the 2017 FAC Annual Conference and Educational Exposition in Palm Beach County.
“Home rule, self-determination - starts at home,” said FAC President Christopher Constance, “It is our citizens who are at the heart of our communities and we must increase civic engagement and volunteerism in public service. Stopping Tallahassee mandates and preemptions must come from our entire communities and not just our county commissions.”
As President, Commissioner Constance will oversee the Association by leading its policy and advocacy and the initiatives of the Florida Association of Counties.
“Commissioner Constance is committed to his constituents and the importance of keeping services local,” said FAC Executive Director Ginger Delegal, “His perseverance in standing up for home rule, self-determination – the idea that government closest to the people governs best - will ensure that our members are well represented.”
With Commissioner Constance now assuming the presidency, other members of the Executive Committee advanced in position, with: Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner becoming President-Elect, Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox becoming 1st Vice President and Marion County Commissioner Kathy Bryant serving as Immediate Past President. Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay ran unopposed for the office of 2nd Vice President.
The Association is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of one county commissioner from each state senate district (40); five executive officers; six county commissioners appointed at-large with no more than three of the six from counties with population of 75,000 or more; and the past presidents of the FAC.
Founded in 1929, the Florida Association of Counties is a not-for-profit corporation representing the diverse interests of Florida’s 67 counties. The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.