Commissioner Chuck Hess Presented with FAC Presidential Advocacy Award

July 14, 2021
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Commissioner Chuck Hess Presented with FAC Presidential Advocacy Award
Commissioner recognized for outstanding service during 2021 Legislative Session

ORANGE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Wakulla County Commissioner Chuck Hess with the Presidential Advocacy Award for his work during the 2021 Legislative Session at its recent Annual Conference in Orange County, Florida.  

“Being on a Florida Association of Counties Advisory Board gives me the opportunity to take the fight for water quality and sensible growth beyond Wakulla to the state level,” said Commissioner Hess.  The FAC Presidential Advocacy Award recognizes county commissioners who have shown exceptional leadership in advocating with FAC during the 2021 session to advance counties’ legislative agenda and preserve home rule.

“Every day, our Commissioners work hard to tackle complex challenges and respond to the unique needs of their local area,” said FAC President and Palm Beach County Commissioner, Melissa McKinlay. “Their consistent drive and dedication for their constituents is the reason we’re able to sustain our communities, and those that take the extra mile to advance the counties’ legislative agenda play a leading role in improving quality of life for all Floridians.”

For more than 85 years, 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. The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.