Tallahassee, Florida- July 27, 2012
Leon County Commissioners John E. Dailey, Bryan Desloge and Kristin Dozier recently graduated from county commissioner training programs at the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) 2012 Annual Conference in Orange County, Florida.
Commissioner Desloge graduated from the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) education program, which is organized as a series of three seminars with 27 hours of course work.
Commissioners Dailey and Dozier graduated from the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) program, which can take anywhere from 18 to 24 months to complete. Each program is offered by FAC and gives commissioners the opportunity to build on and enhance skills relevant to commissioner duties and responsibilities.
“The skills I have learned during this extensive program will allow me to continue to better serve Leon County residents,” said District 5 Commissioner Kristin Dozier.
The CCC program coursework covers a variety of topics, such as county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, ethics, the Sunshine law, negotiation skills, economic development and effective communication.
“The Florida Association of Counties staff and their exceptional education have helped me better navigate the complexities of county issues,” said District 3 Commissioner John E. Dailey. The Advanced County Commissioner education program, which is known as the “Florida Forum for County Leaders”, is an advanced leadership program designed for graduates of the CCC program. Commissioner Desloge follows in the footsteps of Leon County Commissioners Jane G. Sauls and Akin Akinyemi, who have also earned the ACC certification.
“This is one of the toughest, most complex jobs I’ve ever had,” said District 4 Commissioner, Bryan Desloge. “FAC staffers have helped better equip me to handle the many challenges that we face daily as a part of our job.”
This year, the ACC program was held in Alachua County.
Commissioner Desloge was one of 12 to graduate in June with a total of 118 graduating since the inception of the program in 2006. FAC is one of the few associations representing Florida’s 67 counties with the involvement of more than 300 county commissioners.
“Certification programs allow our citizen electorate to become experts in county government improving their communities,” said FAC Executive Director Chris Holley. “Through FAC’s education programs we are able to teach commissioners how to advance their policies through the complexities of government bureaucracies.”
For more information, please contact Jon D. Brown, Leon County Director of Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 or email cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .