Marion County Commission Chairwoman Kathy Bryant has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the Florida Association of Counties’ Finance, Tax & Administration Committee.
The appointment was made by FAC President Melissa McKinlay. As vice chair, Bryant is responsible for helping to determine the legislative initiatives for the 2021 Legislative Session.
“I’m honored to be of assistance,” said Bryant. “This organization gives commissioners like myself an opportunity to collaborate with local community leaders to enact change regionally.”
As vice chair, Bryant will lead the committee as it addresses issues related to economic development, local and state shared revenue, intergovernmental relations as it pertains to counties involvement with other constitutional officers, public records, and local administrative and management concerns.
“I’ve chosen the chairs and vice chairs for the FAC policy committees based upon their subject matter expertise and experience, as well as their commitment to and involvement with the organization,” said McKinlay, a Palm Beach County commissioner. “I have absolute faith that, with their leadership and guided by a robust legislative platform, Florida’s counties will be at the forefront of every policy discussion.”
The committee’s recommendations on legislative policies will be presented to the full membership during the Association’s Legislative Conference in November. If approved, the recommendations will become part of FAC’s legislative platform.
For more than 85 years, the Florida Association of Counties 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 association helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.