Annual Conference Workshops

The 2017 FAC Annual Conference has 18 workshops focused on the most pressing legislative issues, latest technologies and trends, and so many other issues of importance to counties. We’ve asked the experts to come together in one location to inform and discuss these important and complex issues with attendees.

FAC Annual Conference Green Cay Mobile Workshop

Tuesday, June 27 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Experience public transit, water reclamation, natural wetland habitat and the creation of affordable housing in a single one-stop mobile workshop Take a ride on one of Palm Tran’s newest buses to learn about the latest technology advances in transit as we head to the Green Cay Nature Center, the county's nature center that overlooks 100 acres of constructed wetland habitat.

2nd Annual “Speed-Dating” with State Agencies

More and more the state is working with local communities to attract and grow businesses to Florida. Counties are as important as ever in the fast-changing economic and community development sector. For the second year, officials from the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Department of Transportation (DOT) and Enterprise Florida will be available Wednesday and Thursday during FAC’s Annual Conference for individual appointments to discuss your county’s priority projects.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Ethics

June 27, 2017 - 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Palm Beach County Commissioners and other Constitutional Officers are state mandated to 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 state. 

EPA and Corps to hold conference call on “Waters of the U.S.” rulemaking with NACo members

On June 12 at 12:00pm EDT, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has scheduled a conference call for NACo members to discuss their upcoming rewrite of the 2015 “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule under the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 13132—Federalism. EO 13132 requires federal agencies to consult with elected state and local government officials (or their respective national organizations) on yet-to-be-proposed rules that impact state and local governments. This call is ideal for those counties that want to learn more about the WOTUS rule rewrite and/or for counties who plan to submit comments on the rewrite.