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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Marion skyline featured in 2024 Florida Association of Counties calendar

The Florida Association of Counties recently unveiled the county photos featured in their 2023–2024 annual calendar, and a shot of the World Equestrian Center was selected for the month of February.

The theme of this year’s calendar is “Skylines of the Sunshine State.” According to Bill Truex, FAC President and Charlotte County Commissioner, the skylines of Florida counties are being showcased this year “because it highlights the beauty and diversity from the most rural to the most urban areas.”

FAC received more than 580 submissions, ranging from downtown cityscapes to historical landmarks.

Mark Anderson’s photograph of the World Equestrian Center was one of those submissions, and it was ultimately chosen to be one of the featured photos in the calendar.

Photo of World Equestrian Center by Mark Anderson
This photo of the World Equestrian Center appears in the Florida Association of Counties 2023-2024 calendar (Photo: Mark Anderson)

Truex stated that “the selection of the 15 counties featured in this publication was not easy, but highlights the incredible variety Florida’s counties have to offer.”

Every year, FAC opens a photo contest to all of Florida’s 67 counties to be one of the 15 featured in their annual calendar. This year, hundreds of photos were submitted from a total of 52 counties, and the winners were announced during FAC’s Legislative Conference in Hillsborough County.

The chosen counties include:

  • Front & Inside Cover: Charlotte County taken by John Elias.
  • December 2023: Volusia County taken by Volusia County Government.
  • January 2024: Citrus County taken by Ken Rohling.
  • February 2024: Marion County taken by Mark Anderson.
  • March 2024: Franklin County taken by Jeff Talbert.
  • April 2024: Calhoun County taken by Kade Williams.
  • May 2024: Putnam County taken by Debbie Gross.
  • June 2024: Miami-Dade County taken by Ryan Holloway.
  • July 2024: Escambia County taken by Krista Rudder.
  • August 2024: Hillsborough County taken by Mark Flynn.
  • September 2024: Baker County taken by Tina Carver.
  • October 2024: Glades County taken by Kevin Ziegler.
  • November 2024: Flagler County taken by Lori Vetter Bowers.
  • December 2024: Clay County taken by Dennis T. Hoban.
  • Back Cover: Pinellas County taken by Bruno Rivera.

The FAC Skylines of the Sunshine State calendar costs $15 and can be purchased online.

To view a list of calendar winners and pictures, visit the 2023-2024 FAC Calendar webpage.