GENERAL MANAGER

HIGHWAY 79 CORRIDOR AUTHORITY

 

Salary Range: $57,283. - $67,475.

Closing Date: March 23, 2018

General Manager, Highway 79 Corridor Authority – This position will coordinate development of a 1549 acre commercial industrial area and oversee construction of 2.3 miles of new sewer and water service.  Supervises staff consisting of one Executive Assistant as well as Consultants, Engineers, Planners, Accountant and Legal. This position reports to a five (5) member Board including three (3) elected officials. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Engineering or other related field; and,
  • 10 years of Project Manager experience at the multi-million dollar level.

 

Notes: 

  1. Experience in working with State and Federal Grants and with the Department of Transportation preferred.
  2. Benefits include membership in the Florida Retirement System and other standard benefits available to all county employees.

 

All interested applicants must submit a detailed resume to the Human Resources Department in the Washington County Board of County Commissioners’ office located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL  32428 or emailed to mhayes@washingtonfl.com by 4:00 PM on March 23, 2018.

 

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2018 Annual Conference Schedule

Please note that all times are tentative and subject to change. Click here to print this agenda. 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 26

 

12:30 pm. – 6:00 p.m. 

 

Pre-Conference Workshop:
Ethics, Public Records & Sunshine Law
(6 Core CCC – additional registration fee required)

FAC’s Ethics workshop includes expert speakers from the Attorney General’s Office and the Florida Commission on Ethics to explain Florida’s stringent laws.  This course is designed to give commissioners an understanding of Florida’s stringent laws. Participants will broaden their knowledge of 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 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/County Government Education Program and Torchbearers will receive 25 points for attending; this will also fulfill the 2018 Ethics annual requirement for the Legislature.  

 

1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Registration & Move-In

 

3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Attendee Registration

 

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting
sponsored by  Logo

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

FAC Pre-Conference Welcome Event

This year's event is a Copacabana theme with tropical flair complete with fun, food and activities. Adults and children are invited to come and enjoy music, dancing, casino style games, and tasty food. You will also have chances throughout the night to win great prizes. Immerse yourself in the Rio Carnival atmosphere!

Thanks to the support of the FAC Corporate Partners, there is no charge to attend this event.

 

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Hospitality Suite
sponsored by  Logo

 

 

Wednesday, June 27

 

7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
sponsored by     GSG     and      DSI Logo

 

7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration Desk & Exhibit Hall Open

 

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Resiliency Florida

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

FAC Board of Directors Meeting

 

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Color Guard Dressing

 

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

FACERS Annual Meeting

 

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

FACA Board of Directors Meeting

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Workshop Spotlight presented by  Aetna
Overview of Opioid Crisis 

With more than 4,700 opioid-related deaths in Florida in 2016, the opioid epidemic is causing a community crisis on various levels. Abuse of opioid medications is happening in every county. Learn how the substance abuse disorder affects your local citizens, from the user to families, and even the effect on the economy.

 
Dr. Chris Constance

Commissioner

Charlotte County

Moderator

Mark Fontaine

Executive Director

FADAA

Panelist

Dr. Daniel Knecht 

Vice President

Aetna

Panelist

John Bryant

Assistant Secretary

FDCF

Panelist

 

Carol Burkett

Director

Orange County

Panelist

 

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop Spotlight:
Are Voting Systems Secure?

Counties administer and fund elections at the local level, overseeing more than 109,000 polling places and coordinating more than 694,000 poll workers every two years. With 2018 mid-term elections quickly approaching, counties across the country are gearing up to administer the next federal election cycle. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, has expressed concerns that state and local officials may have a dangerous level of “overconfidence” in their systems. While Congress has appropriated $380 million for election cyber security, questions remain whether enough is being done. Join this workshop to learn how hackers penetrated the U.S. elections system in 2016, the type of threats anticipated for the 2018 election, and what steps can be taken to ensure the integrity of the election system.

 

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FACA CLE Program
(registration from 12:15 – 12:30)

 

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Opening Luncheon
sponsored by    Advanced Disposal Logo   and    Lockton

Join NFL #2 Draft Pick Ryan Leaf as he shares his personal story of addiction and recovery. Ryan will share stories from his football career and the struggles that ensued but most importantly he will share with attendees his activism and efforts to help those suffering from mental illness and substance addiction. In addition, this luncheon will honor legislators and commissioners for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of county government during the 2018 Legislative Session.

 

Ryan Leaf

Former NFL Quarterback

Speaker

 

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gulf Consortium

 

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Spotlight:
Rumor Control in Times of Crisis

Rumors and misinformation during times of crisis can create undue stress and hysteria. While it is unlikely that this kind of information can be eliminated entirely, counties can use a variety of strategies and methods to help offset bad information. This workshop will cover some of the underlying issues that can lead to false information, as well as best practice tips to counter misinformation both internally and externally.

 

Alberto Moscoso

Communications Director

Florida DEM

Panelist

Carrie Proudfit

PIO

Orange County

Panelist

Jane Watrel

PIO

Orange County Sheriff

Panelist

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Workshop Spotlight presented by  Aetna
Preventing Opioid Deaths

Cutting-edge, data-driven solutions are leading the fight against the opioid crisis and preventing fraud related to drug abuse. Hear from panelists who are combining the forces of technological advances, policy changes and community initiatives to combat this epidemic.

 
Dr. Barbara Sharief

Commissioner

Broward County

Moderator

Brad Bauer

Senior Vice President

Appriss

Panelist

Mike Watkins

CEO

Big Bend Community Care

Panelist

Jason Jones

Vice President

Adapt Pharma

Panelist

 

Bill Avery

Fraud Analyst Manager

Pondera Solutions

Panelist

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

FACA Reception
 

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Extravaganza

 

 

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Hospitality Suite
sponsored by   logo

 

 

 

Thursday, June 28

 

6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Small County Coalition Annual Meeting

 

7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
sponsored by     Lockton and Logo

7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

 

7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

 

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Spotlight: 
Running for Higher Office: What You Need to Know (PART 1)

If you have ever considered running for higher office, then you don’t want to miss this insightful and informative workshop. Political veteran Sandra Mortham -- a former elected Secretary of State, House Republican Leader and local elected official – will provide a no holds barred discussion about what it takes to prepare and run for higher office. The workshop will also feature a panel of distinguished state and local elected officials who will share their experiences about running for office and what it takes to win.

 

Sandra Mortham

Lobbyist

Mortham Consultants

Moderator

 

Rep. Charlie Stone

Florida House

District 22

Panelist

 

Rep. Charles Clemons

Florida House

District 21

Panelist

 

Rep. Kathleen Peters

Florida House

District 69

Panelist

 

Comm. Steve Geller

Commissioner

Broward County

Panelist

 

Comm. Nancy Detert

Commissioner

Sarasota County

Panelist

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Workshop Spotlight presented by  Aetna
Preventing Opioid Misuse & Addiction

There is much focus on stopping opioid abuse before it starts. How can at-risk patients and citizens be identified and assisted? Learn how pharmacists and clinicians are working together to stop the cycle of drug abuse.

 

Robert Brown

Asst. Dir. of Public Policy

FAC

Moderator

 

Dr. Lee Washington

Senior Medical Director

Aetna

Panelist

 

Fred Muench

President & CEO

PTP for Drug-Free Kids

Panelist

 

Pamela Rodriguez

President & CEO

TASC Inc.

Panelist

 

Dr. Scott Teitlbaum

Professor

University of Florida

Panelist

 

8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FACA CLE Program

 

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

FACERS Annual Meeting

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

FACM Board Meeting

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Spotlight: 
Running for Higher Office: What You Need to Know (PART 2)

If you have ever considered running for higher office, then you don’t want to miss this insightful and informative workshop. Political veteran Sandra Mortham -- a former elected Secretary of State, House Republican Leader and local elected official – will provide a no holds barred discussion about what it takes to prepare and run for higher office. The workshop will also feature a panel of distinguished state and local elected officials who will share their experiences about running for office and what it takes to win.

 

Moderator and speakers are the same as Part 1 of "Running for Higher Office."

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Workshop Spotlight presented by  Aetna
Connecting Floridians to Effective Treatment

Treatment facilities, hotlines, support groups...what resources are available to Floridians and what is effective? This workshop will address options, needs and new methods available to help those with opioid abuse disorder and their support networks.

 

Mayor Melissa McKinlay

Mayor

Palm Beach County

Moderator

Jessica Nikel

President & CEO

Addiction Policy Forum

Panelist

Dr. Christine Cauffield

CEO

LSF Health Systems

Panelist

Donna Wyche

Manager - Health Services

Orange County

Panelist

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

FACHSA Meeting

 

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Boxed Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
sponsored by   Logo

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

FCF Board of Directors Meeting

 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FRCA Meetings

 

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Annual County Managers Workshop
sponsored by    Logo  and Logo

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Workshop Spotlight:
The "Me Too" Movement and Beyond

While the issue of sexual harassment has been around for decades, recent highly publicized claims have cast this controversial issue into the national spotlight, prompting renewed focus and a call for action. Join Labor and Employment Law Attorney Rob Sniffen for a facilitated discussion that explores the many sides of sexual harassment with a panel of experts, including HR and legal. Find out how organizations, both public and private, are dealing with this issue.

 

Rob Sniffen

Attorney

Sniffen & Spellmen, P.A.

Moderator

Herb Thiele

County Attorney

Leon County

Panelist

 

Mary Adams

Principal Consultant/Owner

Employee Relations Gp.

Panelist

 

Michael P. Spellman

Attorney

Sniffen & Spellman, P.A.

Panelist

 

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

Workshop Spotlight presented by  Aetna
Reducing the Supply of Opioids

Pill mills have long been a target for policy directives. But what else can be done? Hear from policy makers and law enforcement about how the supply of opioids can be controlled.

 

Headshot     Headshot

Jae Chung

Assistant Special Agent

DEA

Panelist

 

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

ACC Alumni Program
Overcoming Leadership Fatigue

Life for leaders is filled with endless deadlines, constant demands, and complex challenges. For many, the pursuit of success and their drive to achieve, leads them to perform at an unsustainable pace, putting at risk the very things they love. Left unchecked, drive and ambition can cause leaders to find themselves leading on empty, suffering from the consequences of fatigue. It doesn’t have to be that way. Overcoming Leadership Fatigue is a proven process that provides the kind of guidance leaders need to live passionately and lead powerfully. This session is offered exclusively to graduates of the Advanced County Commissioner program. All ACC Alumni are invited to attend and refuel their personal and professional passion, and reenergize their vision.

 

Jerome Wade

Speaker

 

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Workshop Spotlight:
Florida: The Frontline on Resiliency

Since 2004, Florida has received 20 major disaster declarations, making it one of the most disaster-prone states in the nation. As recently as 2017, after Hurricane Irma made landfall, FEMA processed more than 17,000 flood insurance claims totaling $887 million dollars. While these numbers are staggering – and not unexpected for a Category 4 hurricane – some communities have experienced flood-related damages even without a major storm. Whether the issue is sea-level rise, inadequate flood maps, or overdevelopment, flood risk in Florida remains high. To reduce or eliminate the impacts of future events, many communities are implementing broad-based resiliency strategies that are working. Attend this workshop to gain a broader understanding of what is being done in Florida, including local resiliency efforts, insurance and funding incentives, and the challenges at state, regional and local levels.

 

Rep. Kristin Jacobs

Florida House

District 96

Moderator

 

Erin Deady, P.A.

Attorney

Erin Deady Law

Panelist

 

Dr. Jennifer Jurado

Chief Resiliency Officer

Broward County

Panelist

 

Hardeep Anand, P.E.

Deputy Director

Miami-Dade County

Panelist

 

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Workshop Spotlight presented by  Aetna
Pursuing Opioid Legislative & Legal Initiatives 

There are many new mandates coming into play in the near future. Hear from policy makers and industry specialists as they discuss changes to Florida law and new requirements for prescribing doctors and pharmacists.

 

Brooke Flaherty Tiner

Dir. of Gov. Relations

Aetna

Moderator

 

Dave Aronberg

State Attorney

Palm Beach County

Panelist

Sen. Darryl Rouson

Florida Senate

District 19

Panelist

Brian Bowden

Legislative Director

NACo

Panelist

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

FACM Networking Social

 

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

President-Elect’s Reception

 

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FCF Celebration Dinner
sponsored by Logo
(additional ticket purchase required) 

The night will include a reception, dinner and amazing entertainment. During the evening, Commissioner Karson Turner from Hendry County will be installed as the 2018-19 FAC President. The 2018 Certification Program Graduates (Certified County Commissioner; Advanced County Commissioner; Torchbearers; and County Government Education) will also be honored.

 

Tickets are $50 for commissioners, county staff and government attendees; $100 for private/corporate attendees. Seating is limited and the dinner sold out last year so be sure to add yours when registering online. If you have already registered for the conference and still need to purchase a ticket, contact Karen Sapp @ ksapp@fl-counties.com. Sales from the dinner will support the Florida Counties Foundation which oversees FAC’s education programs.

 

Have we got a show for you!

Dueling Pianos International will be the feature act at Thursday night’s Celebration Dinner. Talented musicians will be on stage with two pianos playing live music from all genres, which is sure to get you tapping your toes and singing along. Not only do they play great music, but there’s comedy and laughs mixed in too. A good time is guaranteed!

 

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

FACERS Social

 

 

Annual Business Meeting and Closing Session

 

8:00 am – 10:30 a.m.

 

 

Continental Breakfast
sponsored by    Duke Energy

Friday, June 29

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

FACERS Board of Directors Meeting

 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

FRCA Board Meeting

 

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Hospitality Suite
sponsored by Logo