From the office of County Commissioner Christine Moore
The Florida Counties Foundation (FCF) presented Orange County Commissioner District 2 Christine Moore with the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) designation following completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the foundation. Commissioner Moore received the designation with 16 other county commissioners from all over the state during an awards ceremony held at the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference in Orange County, Florida.
“This coursework provided me with exceptional knowledge to use in serving District 2 residents and business owners. From best practices in handling infrastructure upgrades to dealing with issues all county governments face, the education is tremendous,” said Orange County District 2 Commissioner Christine Moore.
In order to serve as a county commissioner in Florida, the CCC designation is not required. However, county commissioners may voluntarily enroll in the program if they wish to learn additional information and enhance their skills relevant to their duties and responsibilities as an elected official. Since the inception of the program, a total of 477 Florida commissioners have received the CCC designation.
“The program provides an overview into the intricacies of county government where commissioners can learn a variety of valuable tools necessary to assist them in their public service every day,” said Florida Counties Foundation Executive Director, Eric Poole. “Those that choose to participate in the program display an exceptional commitment to serving Florida’s counties.”
CCC participants must complete a total of 45 hours of course work in order to graduate. The program’s coursework covers a variety of topics, such as ethics and Sunshine Law, county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, growth management, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication.
The University of Florida/IFAS Extension sponsors the Foundation’s educational programs. For more information about the Foundation or the CGE programs and courses, visit the FCF website at http://factor.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.