FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2019
Wakulla County Commissioner Ralph Thomas
Elected as Florida Association of Counties 1st Vice President
“It is an honor to be elected by my peers, fellow Commissioners from across the State”, said Commissioner Thomas. “We work together to protect local decision making for issues that affect our local communities, keeping Government decisions closest to the People.”
“Commissioner Thomas is a consistent advocate for the Association and home rule through his active participation in policy committees and engagement during Legislative Session,” said FAC Executive Director Ginger Delegal, “FAC is honored to have him represent the organization as 1st Vice President.”
The Association is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of one county commissioner from each state senate district (40); five executive officers; six county commissioners appointed at-large with no more than three of the six from counties with population of 75,000 or more; and the past presidents of FAC.
Founded in 1929, the Florida Association of Counties represents the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that communities and their local leaders should make the decisions that impact their community. The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.