SLC Commissioner Johnson Earns FAC Certification
Johnson received the designation with 41 other county commissioners during an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference in Orange County, Fla.
“The Florida Association of Counties’ Certified County Commission program is the ultimate means for newly elected officials to becoming educated governmentally, stimulated professionally and committed continuously to provide services in counties successfully,” said Johnson.
Commissioner Johnson joins the rest of the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, who have all received the designation, including Chair Frannie Hutchinson,Vice Chair Paula Lewis and Commissioners Chris Dzadovsky and Tod Mowery.
CCC certification is not a requirement to serve as a county commissioner in Florida. However, county commissioners may voluntarily enroll in the program and complete a series of courses totaling 42 hours. The coursework is designed to provide information and enhance skills relevant to a commissioner’s duties and responsibilities as an elected official.
“This certification allows our citizen electorate to become experts in county government improving their communities,” said FAC Executive Director Chris Holley. “The 380 graduates of this program is a testament to the importance of this curriculum to Florida’s public servants and our counties”
The CCC program coursework covers a variety of topics, such as county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, ethics and sunshine law, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication. Completion of all coursework averages 12 to 18 months. The University of Florida/IFAS Extension sponsors this program.
For more information about the CCC program and courses, visit the FAC web site at www.fl-counties.com.
For more than 85 years, the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) has represented the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that government closest to the people governs best. The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.