Orange County, FL – The Florida Counties Foundation (FCF) presented Bay County Commission Chairman Bill Dozier and 38 other county commissioners throughout Florida with the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) designation following the completion of a comprehensive study program.
Dozier and the other commissioners received the recognition during an awards ceremony held in late June at the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference in Orange County, Florida.
“This designation is the culmination of a lot of hard work and effort, and I am proud to have been recognized by the FAC,” Dozier said. “I strive every day to serve the citizens of Bay County, and this program has helped me in that effort.”
Launched in 1996, the Certified County Commissioner Program is a voluntary program of study designed for county commissioners to learn information and enhance skills relevant to their duties and responsibilities through a series of courses totaling 45 hours. Since the inception of the program, a total of 459 Florida commissioners have received the CCC designation.
“By participating in this program, commissioners gain valuable tools to assist them in their public service every day,” said Florida Counties Foundation Director Eric Poole.
The CCC program coursework covers a variety of topics, such as ethics and Sunshine Law, county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, growth management, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication.
The University of Florida/IFAS Extension sponsors the Foundation’s educational programs. For more information about the Foundation or the CGE programs and courses, visit the FCF website at http://factor.fl-counties.com.