For Immediate Release
Charlotte County Featured in Florida Association of Counties Calendar
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2017) – The Florida Association of Counties selected a photo of Charlotte County’s Stump Pass to appear in its 2018 FAC Calendar: Bodies of Water. Charlotte County Community Services Department Graphics Specialist Vitaliy Zhigulin’s photo will be featured in August 2018.
“I am beyond excited to have our beautiful Charlotte County displayed in the FAC calendar,” Zhigulin said.
“Florida provides a diverse, natural environment with 1,200 miles of coastline and countless streams, lakes, and marshes. This year’s theme recognizes that our state’s natural beauty is the reason we have chosen to make Florida our home and the reason so many choose to visit Florida every year.” said Florida Association of Counties President and Charlotte County Commissioner Christopher G. Constance. “The calendar is a way to showcase the pride Floridians have for where they live and highlight the beauty every county offers.”
All of Florida’s 67 counties were asked to submit their best photos of the bodies of water in their county. More than 600 photos were submitted. Fifteen were selected for the 2018 FAC Calendar.
Charlotte County photographers have been featured in five of the past six FAC calendars. In 2016 and 2017, photos by Public Works Department Maintenance and Operations Manager John Elias were selected. In 2014, Community Services Department Program Coordinator Lisa Maretti’s photo was chosen. Budget and Administrative Services Real Estate Specialist Patty Stefan’s photos were included in the 2012 and 2013 calendars.