If you are looking for innovative ways to create awareness and visibility for your company, sponsorships are a great way to promote your brand! We offer many opportunities for sponsorships at each of our annual events. A sponsorship gives your company an edge over your competition as you will have the attention of a variety of people from all 67 counties. This exposure and association with FAC will increase our members awareness of your business and in turn, increase your business opportunities throughout the state. Some of the perks of being a sponsor include complimentary registrations, advertisement spots on our website and in our publications, program listings, signage, verbal recognition and more.
The Innovation, Education and Leadership Summit will showcase county innovative programs and projects around the state; deliver new educational opportunities for county commissioners and staff; and launch fresh, research based leadership training for FAC members. In addition, this Summit is designed to facilitate discussion on the many policy issues facing counties, debate new and old issues and begin to narrow down the policies for a final vote before the end of the year.
The FAC Legislative Conference is the final opportunity for the membership and Legislative Policy Committees to meet and voice their opinion on the policies FAC lobbies during the legislative session. On the final day, commissioners vote and adopt the final FAC policies.
Each year during the height of the Legislative Session, FAC hosts our legislative day in Leon County. Commissioners and staff are encouraged to come to Tallahassee to assist in the lobbying efforts to protect home rule and prevent unfunded mandates. Wednesday, March 27th begins with a legislative briefing and the afternoon is spent lobbying local delegations; a reception honoring the Legislature will be held that evening.
For more than 80 years, the Florida Association of Counties has held an annual conference. This is the largest FAC event each year and offers an opportunity for hundreds of commissioners and county staff from across the state to come together for continuing education and critical networking. In addition to the educational sessions, this event also includes a 100+ booth educational exhibition – with exhibitors from around the country sharing cost saving tools and products with counties.