The 2018 FACM Mid-Year County Manager Workshop was held at the Marriott Tampa Waterside in Hillsborough County on November 28, 2018. To kick off the workshop, Greg Martin with North Highland gave a brief presentation on the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation’s Florida Business Information Portal.
The County Managers Workshop agenda consisted of a comprehensive Legislative Preview & Policy Guidance with FAC Director of Public Policy, Davin Suggs, which covered issues such as FEMA/DEM issues and water quality, as well as what to expect from the 2019 Legislative Session. John Wayne Smith and Frank Bernadino gave an extensive presentation entitled “Bringing Home the Bacon” a how to on appropriations. The Hot Topic issue “Recovering from Natural Disasters and Its Challenges” was presented jointly by Wes Maul, State Department of Emergency Management Director and Irene Cabral with the Florida Department of Transportation. The Mid-Year County Manager Workshop concluded with the Whip Around Session facilitated by FACM President, Stephanie Kopelousos.
The networking social was held immediately following the workshop and was sponsored by Peebles, Smith & Matthews. All presentation materials can be found under Resources.