ORANGE COUNTY — Okeechobee County Commissioner Terry Burroughs was elected as the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) First Vice President on Friday, July 1 at the association’s annual business meeting held in Orange County.
“I am thankful to my fellow commissioners for honoring me with the opportunity to serve on the executive committee for an association whose mission I strongly stand behind,” says Okeechobee County Commissioner and newly elected First Vice President of FAC, Terry Burroughs. “As first vice president I will ensure our counties are well represented, at a state and federal level, when facing challenges or decisions that affect our communities.”
As First Vice President, Commissioner Burroughs will play a key role in the Association’s advocacy and policy efforts.
“I am thrilled to see Commissioner Burroughs advance to serve the association as first vice president,” shared Ginger Delegal, executive director of FAC. “During his time as second vice president he demonstrated an unwavering passion for advocating for our counties’ best interest and set a high expectation for what we are to see during his new position.”
In addition to Commissioners Burroughs election, other members of the association progressed in position. President, Lee Constantine of Seminole County, President‐Elect, Bill Truex of Charlotte County, Second Vice President, Michelle Coldiron of Monroe County, and Immediate Past President, Ralph Thomas of Wakulla County join him on the executive committee.
The association is governed by a board of directors comprised of one county commissioner from each state senate district (40); five executive officers; six county commissioners appointed at‐large with no more than three of the six from counties with population of 75,000 or more; and the past presidents of the FAC.
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.