ORANGE COUNTY – The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Monroe County Commissioner Carruthers with the Presidential Advocacy Award during the recent 2016 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orange County.
“It has been and continues to be a gratifying experience to work with fellow Commissioners around the state on federal issues that impact all of our 67 diverse counties,” Carruthers said. “I look forward to more progress in the future, and thank FAC for this recognition.”
As a Chair of the FAC Federal Committee, Commissioner Carruthers’s leadership and commitment to crafting sound policy was an invaluable asset to FAC this year in advancing the Associations legislative program during a challenging legislative session.
“Commissioner Carruthers’s willingness to advocate for counties was not only essential to the success of FAC’s legislative efforts, but it was also of great service to the citizens of Monroe County,” said FAC Executive Director Scott Shalley. “The Commissioner’s advocacy was invaluable in helping ensure that local governments are provided the flexibility and tools they need to meet the needs of Florida’s citizens.”
The Presidential Advocacy Award is given annually to those county commissioners from around the state who have shown exceptional leadership in partnering with FAC to advance the counties’ legislative agenda.