Leon County Commissioner Akin Akinyemi graduated Wednesday from a County Commissioner training program at the Florida Association of Counties' (FAC) 2011 Annual Conference and Educational Exposition in Orlando.
Commissioner Akinyemi completed the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) certification program, which is offered by FAC and gives county commissioners the opportunity to complete a program of study designed to provide information and enhance skills relevant to commissioner duties and responsibilities. The ACC program is organized as a series of three educational seminars, with 27 hours of course work.
"The excellent education program provided by the Florida Association of Counties staff has taught me a great deal about the complexity of County issues," said Commissioner Akinyemi. "The skills I have learned through this process will allow me to continue to better serve Leon County residents."
He follows in the footsteps of County Commissioner Jane G. Sauls, who also earned the Advanced County Commissioners certification.
"For two decades, FAC has offered outstanding education programs designed to help county commissioners be great leaders in their communities," said FAC Executive Director Chris Holley. "We are proud to have Commissioner Akinyemi as one of our most recent graduates from this program and fortunate to have his great insight and engagement in our policy committees."
In addition to receiving his ACC certification, Commissioner Akinyemi, who previously served as the Co-Vice Chair of FAC's Task Force on Homelessness & Hunger, also serves as the Co-Chair of FAC's Health and Human Services Policy Committee.