Osceola County, Florida – The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Osceola County Commissioner Cheryl Grieb with the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) designation following completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the Association. Commissioner Grieb received the designation an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference.
Launched by FAC in 2006, the Advanced County Commissioner education program is an advanced leadership program designed for graduates of the Certified County Commissioners (CCC) program. This year, the program saw 18 commissioners graduate in June with a total of 204 graduating since the inception of the program in 2006.
“The ACC builds on practical knowledge gained in the CCC and adds a more intensive set of tools that will be useful in guiding the county moving forward,” said Grieb. “There’s great value in being exposed to best practices and learning how others have approached common issues so the right solutions can be applied here in Osceola County.”
“Graduates of the Advanced County Commissioner program have shown an exemplary commitment to public service” said FAC Executive Director Ginger Delegal. “This invaluable program brings together veteran commissioners from throughout Florida to work collaboratively on Florida’s most pressing challenges.”
The ACC program is organized as a series of three seminars, with 27 hours of course work. The course content focuses on leading within Florida’s counties. Participating Commissioners must commit to fully participate in all three seminars in order to graduate. Seminars include: Tough Policy Choices in Florida During Tumultuous Times; Leading Your Communities During Turbulent Times; and, Understanding and Working with Stakeholders and County Decision Makers during these Turbulent Times. The University of Florida/IFAS Extension has sponsored this program for the last nine years in Alachua County.
For more information about the ACC program and courses, visit the FAC web site at www.fl-counties.com.