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 -

As professional leaders in county government, we are committed to providing and expanding valuable content for our members, peers and colleagues. We are an association of professional administrators with the goal of making our counties amazing places for our residents to live and for visitors to come. We are committed to being a resource to our members regardless of what type of county they serve.

Over the past year, FACM has worked to expand opportunities for county leaders to connect and learn from one another. Going forward, we will continue to learn from each other. One such opportunity revolves around how Florida counties deal with emergency management particularly after learning from COVID and a myriad of natural disasters. Another opportunity deals with lessons to be learned in affordable housing, an ever-present issue for most of Florida.  Florida counties are stepping up and leading in ways that are not always understood or recognized, and we want to make sure this is brought to the forefront.

In the end, all our members want to be capable of provide recommendations to our elected County Commissioners and further the vision they have set forward for our individual counties.

Thank you for the honor and privilege to serve as the FACM President, and I look forward to seeing many of you in person at our FACM events.

Jonathan Lewis, FACM President

Sarasota County Administrator

Education Program

The Florida Association of County Managers are pleased to kick-off its Education Program. The Education Program will consist of two tracks – an Advanced Level track and an Intermediate Level track.

The Advanced Level track is designed for seasoned County Managers and will center on tactical strategies on emerging or challenging issues and leadership development. These courses will offer CE, CEU or CPE’s for accreditation requirements.

The Intermediate Level track is designed for County Managers who are new to local government, have transitioned from a municipality or for those senior staff who aspire to be county managers and will center on technical strategies (along with some tactical direction) on topics and issues in county government. Learn more.

January 31, 2023

2023 FACM Annual County Manager Workshop News

The 2023 FACM Annual County Manager Workshop was held at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orange County on June 29, 2023.  The workshop kicked off with the introduction of the 2023-24 FACM President, Jonathan Lewis, Sarasota County Administrator.  Mr. Lewis thanked outgoing President, John Hofstad, Okaloosa County Administrator, for his leadership through his Presidency. After a brief presentation by the Strategic Partner Presentator, IEM,  a comprehensive discussion on the Legislative & Statewide Issues Briefing on the 2023 Legislative Session was…
October 5, 2022

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Recognizes Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long as the 2022 recipient of the Award for Career Excellence

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has recognized Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long as the 2022 recipient…
July 8, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act Resources

The Florida Association of Counties is maintaining an American Rescue Plan Act Resource webpage on its site and…