2:00-3:30 p.m.

For the last three years, FAC has held a workshop during Annual Conference that is specifically focused for County Commissioners and County Managers. This year, the workshop is a panel made up of a commissioner, the county manager and the sheriff from both Columbia and St. Johns Counties will discuss the ways in which the board of county commissioners and the sheriff work together. Since a significant portion of the county budget goes to the Sheriff’s department to pay for the counties law enforcement needs, the budget negotiations between the two can sometimes become very tenuous. This panel will discuss the challenges that each county has faced and the solutions that have been successful when trying to achieve a win-win outcome during budget negotiations.