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Commissioner Truex named vice chairman of FAC federal committee

County Commission Chairman Bill Truex of Englewood.

County Com­mis­sion Chair­man Bill Truex of Englewood.

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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