Mission Statement

“FACM provides a forum for county managers to develop professional relationships, discuss current and future issues affecting counties, and provide mentoring opportunities, education, advice and advocacy on statewide issues.”

 

 

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

I’m honored to serve as President of the Florida Association of County Managers (FACM). I promise to work hard to excite us and unite us in issues of importance to our state.

 

In addition to the challenges facing most counties across America today, Florida’s 67 counties face opportunities as one of the most culturally, geographically and politically diverse states in the nation. As County Administrators of this great State, we can play a pivotal role in issues that impact us all, in ways that benefit us all.

 

Whether you represent a county large or small, urban or rural, are ringed by one of our beautiful beaches, or surrounded by one of our intriguing interior eco-systems, I want you to feel you have a voice in the Florida Association of Counties. We need to share and learn from each other.

 

In the coming year, I’m going to work to expand our Board of Directors, to ensure it is as diverse as our state. This year, for the first time, large South Florida counties including Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach have joined FACM. We should do more to support urban counties, who represent over half of Florida’s population. But we cannot do that without considering the impacts and interests of rural counties. We are not always a “one-size-fits-all” state.

 

I am committed to leading a proactive response to proposed legislative actions that erode home rule. Our municipalities and the Counties they reside in move our state forward. Counties must be able to speak with a unified voice when proposed state legislation gets in the way of local government agendas and through unfunded mandates, rob those governments of money that would be better spent fulfilling the needs of their communities.

 

I am committed to initiatives that educate our legislature on the value of county government, and what we do daily to improve the quality of life for our residents, businesses and visitors. We need to work with our elected officials to share this message, but we also need to seize opportunities for more direct communication with state legislators.

 

Finally, in the coming year, I encourage you to remember one of the key words in our FACM mission statement: mentoring. I urge you to make a commitment to the future of FAC and of your County. Imagine the impact of 67 County administrators and managers selecting an individual or individuals in their organization to actively mentor, to carry forward the important mission we have before us with the benefit of the experience behind us and the opportunity before us.

 

I’m feeling excited and united, are you?

 

Bertha Henry

Please click here to meet FACM's 2016-2017 Officers and Board of Directors.

 

Save the Date

The Florida Association of County Managers will be holding a County Manager Roundtable in conjunction with the Florida Association of Counties Legislative Day. The meeting is open to ALL County Managers and the details are as follows:

 

2017 County Manager Roundtable

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

3:00 pm, ET

Visit Tallahassee, Leon County Welcome Center

106 E. Jefferson Street, Second Floor

Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida

Agenda

 

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Ginger Delegal or Emily Long at (850) 922-4300. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

 

 

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LATEST NEWS

FACM has been retained by Gadsden County to assist the Board of County Commissioners in its search for a new County Administrator.  Jack Brown, County Administrator for Escambia County, volunteered to Chair the Selection Committee for FACM which will be identified some time in January, 2017.  If you are interested in serving on this selection committee, please email Jack Brown for more information.

 

2017 FACM Membership Drive OPEN      

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

The County Manager Workshops provide opportunities for intensive discussion among county managers and senior county staff (i.e., deputies, assistants, etc.) on current and collective issues impacting counties.

 

2017 Annual Managers Workshop - FAC Annual Conference

Thursday, June 29, 2017

1:00 - 5:00 pm, ET

West Palm Beach Hilton/Palm Beach County Convention Center

Palm Beach County

 

Followed by a County Manager Networking Social

Thursday, June 29, 2016

5:00 - 6:00 pm, ET

West Palm Beach Hilton/Palm Beach County Convention Center

Palm Beach County

 

For more information, please see above.

Resources & Documents

Florida Association of County Managers Recruitment Services Guide 

NACo Overview of County Administration: Appointed County Administrators

Charter County Information

County Administrator Salary Survey

 

Past County Manager Workshop Materials

 

Mid-Year County Managers Workshop Agenda, November 2016

Legislative Update and Policy Guidance Presentation, November 2016

Healthy Hendry - Healthy Florida Presentation, November 2016

The Challenges of Water Infrastructure Funding, November 2016

 

Annual County Managers Workshop Agenda, June 2016

Legislative Update and Policy Guidance, June 2016

Bear Wise - a Focus on State and Local Overlap Ordinances, June 2016

MSBU/MSTU Presentation, June 2016 (Charlotte County), June 2016

Alternative Revenue Options Presentation (Manatee County), June 2016

Mobility Fees Presentation (Hillborough County), June 2016
 

Mid-Year County Manager Workshop Agenda, November 2015

FDEP Water Quality Funding Process, November 2015

Human Trafficking Presentation, November 2015

Decriminalization of Cannabis, November 2015

 

Annual County Manager Workshop Agenda, June 2015

2014 Sales Tax Referendum Efforts Analysis Presentation, Vancore Jones Communications, June 2015

Broward County's Transportation Network Companies Journey, June 2015

 

Corporate Documents

Amended Bylaws (May 2015)

FACM Bylaws (2015)

 

Minutes

January 23, 2015

March 12, 2015

May 27, 2015