Submitted by Charlotte County
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Florida Association of Counties President Kathy Bryant has appointed Charlotte County Commission Chairman Bill Truex (R-3) as co-vice chairman of the organization’s federal committee, which is tasked with developing policies for the 2017 congressional session.
Sharing vice chairman duties with Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman, Truex will participate in conference calls and attend the FAC’s Policy Committee meetings and Legislative Conference.
“The success of our legislative program depends on your engagement and participation. Prior to and during session you may be asked to meet with key lawmakers or to testify before a congressional committee on FAC’s legislative priorities or emerging issues,” Bryant wrote in a letter notifying Truex of his appointment.
“Working with county leaders from around the state and meeting face to face with congressmen and agency leaders, we can significantly increase our ability to influence policy in Washington for the benefit of the citizens of Charlotte County,” Truex said of his appointment.
Earlier this month, Truex was presented with the FAC’s Presidential Advocacy Award for his leadership on behalf of the organization’s legislative agenda.
The FAC represents the state’s 67 counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule — the concept that government closest to the people governs best. The organization helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.
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