Osceola County, Florida — The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Osceola County Commissioner Viviana Janer with the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) designation following completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the Association. Commissioner Janer received the designation during an awards ceremony held at the recent FAC Annual Conference.
“After earning the CCC, I wanted to continue on this path to help me be a better public servant for the citizens of Osceola County,” said Commission Chairwoman Viviana Janer. “The program provides opportunities to work and learn best practices — and to share all the innovative things we are doing in Osceola County with other leaders from around the state.”
Launched by FAC in 2006, the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) 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.
“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.