ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Alachua County Commissioner Charles "Chuck" Chestnut, IV with the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) designation following Commissioner Chestnut’s completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the association. He received the designation with 41 other county commissioners during an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference in Orange County, FL.
CCC certification is not a requirement to serve as a county commissioner in Florida. However, county commissioners may voluntarily enroll in the program and complete a series of courses totaling 42 hours. The coursework is designed to provide information and enhance skills relevant to a commissioner’s duties and responsibilities as an elected official.
“This certification allows our citizen electorate to become experts in county government improving their communities.” said FAC Executive Director, Chris Holley. “The 380 graduates of this program is a testament to the importance of this curriculum to Florida’s public servants and our counties.”
The CCC program coursework covers a variety of topics, such as county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, ethics and sunshine law, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication. Completion of all coursework averages 12 to 18 months. The University of Florida/IFAS Extension sponsors this program.
For more information about the CCC program and courses, visit the FAC web site.
For more information, contact the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners’ office at 352-264-6900.