Submitted by Charlotte County
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Association of Counties presented Charlotte County Commission Chairman Bill Truex and Commissioner Dr. Chris Constance with the Presidential Advocacy Award during the 2016 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orange County.
Constance (R-District 2), the organization’s incoming president-elect, said, “It is an honor to receive this award and be part of such an outstanding group of local legislators and advocates. Our team comprises some of the most compassionate hearts and capable minds working on behalf of Florida’s citizens.”
“Chairman Truex’s and Commissioner Constance’s willingness to advocate for counties was not only essential to the success of FAC’s legislative efforts, but it was also of great service to the citizens of Charlotte County,” said FAC Executive Director Scott Shalley. “The commissioners’ advocacy was invaluable in helping ensure local governments are provided the flexibility and tools they need to meet the needs of Florida’s citizens.”
Truex (R-District 3), of Englewood, vice chairman of the organization’s public safety committee, congratulated all the award winners and thanked the FAC for its efforts on behalf of member counties.
“The Florida Association of Counties is a strong voice for counties in Tallahassee, making sure our concerns about funding, legislation and regulation are heard by lawmakers and agency personnel,” Truex said.
The Presidential Advocacy Award is given annually to county commissioners who have shown exceptional leadership in partnering with FAC to advance the counties’ legislative agenda.
Commissioner Ken Doherty received Torchbearer designation, which recognizes commissioners who have completed both FAC certification courses and who remain active in our organization through leadership, mentoring and advocacy.
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