FACM provides a forum for county managers to develop professional relationships, discuss current and future issues affecting counties, and provide mentoring opportunities, education, advice and advocacy on statewide issues.
- Message From The President -
It is an honor and privilege to serve as President of the Florida Association of County Managers (FACM). Our outgoing president, Roman Gastesi, deserves an enormous thank you from all of us for his leadership and willingness to step back into the President’s role. He has done a tremendous job, and filling his shoes will be a challenge.
Moving forward, I think it is important to continue to provide material and topics that will benefit us all from a professional standpoint. My job as president is to listen to our members’ needs, and guide us to bigger and better heights. I am committed to continuing the important work necessary towards fulfilling the mission of FACM. Being able to collaborate is one of our greatest opportunities. I welcome your thoughts and input on what is happening in your back yard that will benefit the rest of us. Each of our counties have unique experiences and opportunities, but collectively, we have many commonalities as well as shared issues and goals.
Any organization is only as good as the interest and efforts of its membership. I was extremely heartened by the many members who expressed a willingness to serve. The benefits from this collection of experienced and knowledgeable individuals cannot be over-emphasized.
My primary goals during this next year are:
Being informed and participating in Legislative and Statewide issues Providing information and opportunities for Professional Growth Networking and Communication opportunities
I look forward to working with all of you to ensure that FACM is a resource that can help us all serve our citizens better.