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Acknowledges ‘going above and beyond’ during the 2017 Legislative Session

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FAC Awards Janer with Presidential Advocacy Award

Osceola County, Florida — The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Osceola County Commissioner Viviana Janer with the Presidential Advocacy Award during the recent 2017 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition.  

“It’s an honor to be recognized by FAC for being a strong advocate for the residents of Osceola County and making sure their voices are heard,” said Janer. “As a county commissioner it is crucial to continuously communicate with our legislators during the decision-making process so that state government truly serves our people and is aware of their concerns.”

Commissioner Janer provided leadership and commitment in crafting and advocating for sound policy during the 2017 Legislative Session.

“The active participation of commissioners engaging their legislative delegation is critical to the success of our mission” said FAC President, Marion County Commissioner, Kathy Bryant “to strengthen home-rule and to empower our communities – not Tallahassee.”

The Presidential Advocacy Award is given annually to those county commissioners from around the state who have shown exceptional leadership in partnering with FAC to advance the counties’ legislative agenda.

For more than 85 years, the Florida Association of Counties has represented the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that government closest to the people governs best.  The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.