ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Glades County Commissioner Hattie Taylor was presented with the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) designation from the Institute for County Government (ICG) at an award ceremony held at the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference and Educational Exposition in Orange County, Florida.
The CCC designation is a voluntary program of study designed for county commissioners to learn information and enhance skills relevant to their duties and responsibilities as an elected official.
Commissioner Taylor added, “I’m very grateful that the Florida Association of Counties offers the Commissioner Certification program. I am proud to have completed this program where I had the opportunity of gaining knowledge and an abundance of valuable information, that will help to better serve our communities. I look forward to starting the Advance County Commissioner level I and II programs in the near future.”
The CCC educational program is an initiative comprising 45 hours of coursework. This program’s curriculum encompasses a diverse range of courses, such as growth management, financial management, and ethics, as well as elective courses such as affordable housing, emergency management, and resiliency.
“Due to the voluntary nature of the CCC program, a commissioner who dedicates themselves and their time is making a profound commitment to their community,” shared Eric Poole, the Executive Director of the Institute for County Government. “Their pursuit reflects their determination to challenging themselves to be the most effective public servant possible.”
Alongside Commissioner Taylor, 20 commissioners earned the CCC designation at the FAC award ceremony. A total of 554 commissioners have graduated from the program since its inception in 1996.
The CCC program is made possible through a continuing partnership with the University of Florida/IFAS Extension, located in all 67 counties in the State of Florida.
To learn more about ICG and the CCC designation, please visit flicg.org.
Founded in 1929, the Florida Association of Counties has represented the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that communities and their local leaders should make the decisions that impact their community. The Florida Association of Counties helps Florida’s counties effectively serve and represent their communities through Advocacy, Collaboration, and Education.