**CONFERENCE PROGRAM now available - click here to download**
Pre-registration is now closed but you can still register on-site!
The FAC Registration Desk will be open Tuesday from 3:00 - 6:30 and will open on Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. The desk will be located at the Convention Center in the Exhibit B Foyer. If you are already registered, we encourage you to beat the Wednesday morning rush and pick up your materials early on Tuesday afternoon!
Hundreds of county officials will gather in Palm Beach County to learn, network and share best practices to better serve Florida’s counties. From workshops with outstanding speakers to an exposition hall filled with knowledgeable service providers, participants gained new ideas and practices they can apply on the job.
For the first time, this year’s conference will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center (650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, 33401) located just 3 miles from the Palm Beach International Airport. The Hilton West Palm Beach is connected to the center by an enclosed walkway.
Ethics, Public Records & Sunshine Law Workshop
June 27, 2017 (12:30 pm – 6:00 pm)
During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Florida legislature passed new ethics legislation requiring that Commissioners and other Constitutional Officers take four hours of Ethics programming each calendar year. This workshop is open to Commissioners, County Staff and all other Constitutional Officers. Participants who complete this workshop in its entirety will receive 6 Core Credits toward the CCC Certification as well as fulfill their 2017 Ethics requirement for the Legislature. County Staff will earn 6 hours of Core Credit for the County Government Education Program and Torchbearers will receive 25 points.
Since 1996, as part of FAC’s Certified County Commissioner (CCC) Program, FAC has offered a comprehensive 6-hour mandatory Ethics, Public Records & Sunshine Law Course. Our existing course meets the requirements addressed in this new legislation. FAC will continue to offer this Ethics program but will now have more opportunities for Commissioners and Constitutional Officers to meet their requirements by holding at least three Ethics workshops in 2016, instead of just one a year. We will offer most of these programs as either pre- or post-conference events in conjunction with our Legislative Day (April), Annual (June) and Legislative Conference (November).
FAC’s program includes expert speakers from the Attorney General’s Office and the Florida Commission on Ethics to explain Florida’s stringent laws. Participants will learn ethics requirements for elected officials, understand the Sunshine Law and Public Records Law, learn about reporting requirements, and become familiar with the process of an ethics complaint.
This workshop will be held June 27, 2017 (12:30 pm – 6:00 pm) at the Palm Beach County Convention Center located at 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Palm Beach County).
FAC has secured two room blocks in order to accommodate all attendees—one at the Hilton West Palm Beach and another at the Marriott West Palm Beach located across the street from the convention center (a short 5-6 minute walk). Both hotels provide a complimentary airport shuttle. FAC will provide a shuttle between the Marriott and the Convention Center.
Hotel booking instructions will be sent to registrants AFTER your PAID registration has been received. This policy helps ensure that our room blocks remain exclusively for conference registrants, exhibitors and sponsors. Once your registration has been paid, then you will receive housing information via email that will instruct you on how to book your hotel room.
For sponsorship opportunities, please visit our Annual Conference page on Work With Counties!
For exhibitor opportunities, please visit our Tradeshow page on Work With Counties!