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Commissioner Viegbesie Appointed to Serve on Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors

Commissioner Anthony O. Viegbesie, PhD Appointed to Serve on Florida Association of Counties’ Board of Directors and as Finance and Tax Committee Policy Leader

GADSDEN COUNTY, FL – Gadsden County Commission Chairman Anthony O. Viegbesie, PhD was recently appointed to serve in multiple leadership roles for the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) as a member of the At- Large FAC Board of Directorship and as the Policy Leader of the Finance, Tax & Administration Policy Committee.

The FAC Board of Directors is composed of one commissioner from each Florida Senate District, elected to office by commissioners of the counties within the respective Senate District. The FAC President also appoints six at-large directors to serve a one-year term. Together, the Board is responsible for guiding FAC in its mission to preserve and strengthen home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.

“I am extremely honored to be appointed to the FAC Board of Directorship, which is comprised of state-wide leaders who advocate for the benefit of Florida’s 67 counties,” said Gadsden County Commission Chairman Anthony O. Viegbesie, PhD. “It is also an honor to lead the Florida Association of Counties’ Finance, Tax & Administration Policy Committee, which focuses on the advancement of financial resources, solid infrastructure and economic development of counties across the state. As public servants, it is our responsibility to ensure that each county benefits from responsible and forward-thinking policies to ensure a better future for all Floridians for many years to come.”

As Policy Leader of the Finance, Tax & Administration Policy, Commissioner Viegbesie will serve alongside 28 county commissioners from across the state and play a key role in advancing the counties legislative agenda and have direct input into the Association’s legislative strategy

“The FAC policy process provides commissioners with a platform to ensure that the needs of their citizens are being met,” said FAC Executive Director, Ginger Delegal. “Serving on a policy committee not only demonstrates a commitment to building smarter, more efficient government but also strengthening communities throughout the entire state.”
Founded in 1929, the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) 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.

For more information, contact Olivia Smith, Gadsden County Public Information Officer, at (850) 875-8671 or OSmith@GadsdenCountyFL.gov.

For more information about the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) contact Cragin Mosteller, Public Information Officer, (850) 294-9307.

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