Commission Chair Cornell Earns FAC Certified County Commissioner Designation

The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Alachua County Commissioner Ken Cornell with the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) designation following completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the association. Commissioner Cornell received the designation with ten other county commissioners during an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference in Palm Beach County, Florida.

In speaking about CCC, Chair Cornell said, “It is my privilege to serve the residents of Alachua County. The skill enhancement that this course provided will enable me to do this more effectively.”

CCC Certification is not a requirement to serve as a county commissioner in Florida. However, county commissioners may voluntarily enroll in the program and complete a series of courses totaling 45 hours. The coursework is designed to provide information and enhance skills relevant to a commissioner’s duties and responsibilities as an elected official.

“This certification provides our citizen electorate with valuable tools to assist them in their public service,” said FAC Executive Director Ginger Delegal. “The more than 400 graduates of this program have shown an exceptional commitment to serving Florida’s counties.

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 negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication. Completion of all coursework averages 12 to 18 months. The University of Florida/IFAS Extension sponsors this program.

For more information about the CCC program and courses, visit the FAC website.

For more information, contact the County Commission Office at 352-264-6900.

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