Florida Association of Counties provides many opportunities for county officials to gain valuable knowledge and compare experiences with other officials from across the state. Our four conferences are:
2018 Calendar of Events
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2019 dates and location TBD
Each year during the height of the Legislative Session, FAC hosts our legislative day in Leon County. Commissioners and staff are encouraged to come to Tallahassee to assist in the lobbying efforts to protect home rule and prevent unfunded mandates. Wednesday, February 7th begins with a legislative briefing and the afternoon is spent lobbying local delegations; a reception honoring the Legislature will be held that evening.
For sponsorship opportunities, please visit our Legislative Day page on Work With Counties!
June 26-29, 2018
Hyatt Regency Orlando - Orange County
For more than 80 years, the Florida Association of Counties has held an annual conference. This is the largest FAC event each year and offers an opportunity for hundreds of commissioners and county staff from across the state to come together for continuing education and critical networking. In addition to the educational sessions, this event also includes a 100+ booth educational exhibition – with exhibitors from around the country sharing cost saving tools and products with counties.
Future Annual Conference Dates
June 11-14, 2019 (Hyatt Regency Orlando - Orange County) ***NEW DATES***
June 9-12, 2020 (Hyatt Regency Orlando - Orange County) ***NEW DATES***
June 29 - July 2, 2021 (Hyatt Regency Orlando - Orange County)
June 28 - July 1, 2022 (Hyatt Regency Orlando - Orange County)
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!
September 26-28, 2018
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center - Charlotte County
The Innovation, Education and Leadership Summit will showcase county innovative programs and projects around the state; deliver new educational opportunities for county commissioners and staff; and launch fresh, research based leadership training for FAC members. In addition, this Summit is designed to facilitate discussion on the many policy issues facing counties, debate new and old issues and begin to narrow down the policies for a final vote before the end of the year.
November 28-30, 2018
Marriott Tampa Waterside - Hillsborough County
The FAC Legislative Conference is the final opportunity for the membership and Legislative Policy Committees to meet and voice their opinion on the policies FAC lobbies during the legislative session. On the final day, commissioners vote and adopt the final FAC policies.