Three Citrus County Commissioners Receive Award from Florida Association of Counties
The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Citrus County Commissioners; Scott Carnahan, Ron Kitchen, and Jimmy T. Smith with the prestigious Presidential Advocacy Award during the 2017 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Palm Beach County. The commissioners were honored by the state organization for going above and beyond, providing leadership and commitment in crafting and advocating for sound policy during the 2017 Legislative Session.
“The active participation of commissioners engaging their legislative delegation is critical to the success of our mission” said FAC President, Marion County Commissioner, Kathy Bryant “to strengthen home-rule and to empower our communities – not Tallahassee.”
The Presidential Advocacy Award is given annually to those county commissioners from around the state who have shown exceptional leadership in partnering with FAC to advance the counties’ legislative agenda.
For more than 85 years, the Florida Association of Counties 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.