SARASOTA COUNTY, FL – Last week at the Florida Association of Counties 2013 Legislative Conference Nassau County Commissioner Barry Holloway was elected by fellow commissioners and installed as 2nd Vice President of the Association. Holloway was sworn in at a special ceremony held on the closing day of the conference.

“Florida’s counties must work together,” said Commissioner Holloway, “While rural and urban counties may look very different we face many of the same challenges in Tallahassee.  Florida’s 67 counties are united in their efforts to protect home rule and prevent unfunded mandates and I look forward to leading these efforts over the coming years.”

Commissioner Holloway will serve on the FAC Executive Committee which oversees the association directing policy, advocacy, and the administration of the Florida Association of Counties.  The Association’s mission is to help counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.

“Commissioner Holloway is committed to his constituents and the importance of keeping services local,” said FAC Executive Director Chris Holley, “His perseverance in standing up for home rule – the idea that government closest to the people governs best - will ensure that our members are well represented.”

The FAC leadership is typically one by succession with each position advancing until ultimately serving as president.  The current FAC Executive Committee consists of President – Leon County Commissioner Bryan Desloge, President Elect - Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch, 1st Vice President - Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, 2nd Vice President – Nassau County Commissioner Barry Holloway and Martin County Commissioner Doug Smith serving as Immediate Past President.