Written by Cragin Mosteller, Florida Association of Counties Tuesday, 12 July 2011 22:47
I’m proud to receive this designation,” said Commissioner Artz. “The knowledge that I’ve gained through this program will help me better serve the citizens of Wakulla County.”
The Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) education program is an advanced leadership program designed for graduates of the Certified County Commissioners (CCC) program. Commissioner Artz graduated from the CCC program in 2010.
The ACC course content focuses on leadership with an overarching theme of growth and development in Florida. Seminars include: Leadership Skills in Florida's Growth Environment, Strategic Visioning & Implementing that Vision, and Understanding and Working with Stakeholders in Florida's Growth Environment.
Commissioner Artz received a Small County Scholarship to attend the ACC program. The scholarship, valued at $450, covered the cost of the ACC training, materials, and meals. Commissioner Artz paid for her own transportation and lodging to attend three required seminars at the University of Florida in October, January, and April.
The following county commissioners received their ACC designation in 2011: Akin Akinyemi, Leon County; Brandon Arrington, Osceola County; Lynn Artz, Wakulla County; Terry Atchley, Hardee County; Walter Boatright, Nassau County; Hines Boyd, Jefferson County; Doug Croley, Gadsden County; Travis Cummings, Clay County; Wendell Davis, Clay County; Randy Durden, Gilchrist County; Christopher Dzadovsky, St. Lucie County; Kenny Eubanks, Putnam County; Michael Harford, Osceola County; D. Ray Harrison, Gilchrist County; Fred Hawkins, Osceola County; Margaret Garrard Helton, Okeechobee County; Pinki Jackel, Franklin County; Stacy Johnson, Nassau County; Danny Leeper, Nassau County; Buddy Mansfield, DeSoto County; Gene Morgan, Gadsden County; Joseph “Smokey” Parrish, Franklin County; Alan Peterson, Flagler County; Wilson Robertson, Escambia County; Judy Schaefer, DeSoto County; Robert Skidmore, Charlotte County; Edwin Smith, Polk County; Winn Webb, Citrus County; Kevin White, Escambia County; and, Warren Yeager, Gulf County.
For 80 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. For more information about FAC’s Certification and Advanced Certification courses for County Commissioners, visit the FAC web site at www.fl-counties.com.
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