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Commissioners Earn FAC Presidential Advocacy Awards

Bill Truex

Bill Truex

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.”

Christopher Constance

Christo­pher Constance

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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