St. Lucie County Commissioner Townsend Recognized as a FAC Presidential Advocate
The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) recognized St. Lucie County Commission Chair Cathy Townsend as a Presidential Advocate for her work during the 2020 Legislative Session. Commissioner Townsend received the designation during the Association’s virtual Annual Business Meeting.
“My job as a County Commissioner is to work with the my fellow Commissioners and county staff to make sure we continue to make St. Lucie County an amazing place to do business, vacation and raise a family. So it’s extremely rewarding when an organization recognizes those efforts and acknowledges all the positive things we continue to do,” said Townsend.
The FAC Presidential Advocate recognition is given to county commissioners who have shown exceptional leadership in advocating with FAC during the 2020 session to advance the counties’ legislative agenda.
“It’s our duty as commissioners to stand up for our community, to fight to preserve the unique aspects of where we live, work, and play,” said FAC Immediate Past President and Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox. “This responsibility is only heightened during the Legislative Session where hundreds of bills are heard that directly impact that quality of life.”
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.