Media Release

Commissioner Chestnut Earns FAC Advanced County Commissioner Designation

Friday, July 22, 2016 3:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Alachua County Commissioner Charles "Chuck" Chestnut, IV with the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) designation following his completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the Association. Commissioner Chestnut received the designation along with 14 other county commissioners during an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference in Orange County, Florida.

Launched by FAC in 2006, the ACC education program, entitled "The Florida Forum for County Leaders", is an advanced leadership program designed for graduates of the Certified County Commissioners (CCC) program. This year, the program was held in Alachua County, and saw 15 commissioners graduate in June with a total of 186 graduating since the inception of the program in 2006.

“Graduates of the Advanced County Commissioner program have shown an exemplary commitment to public service,” said FAC Executive Director Scott Shalley. “This invaluable program brings together veteran commissioners from throughout Florida to work collaboratively on Florida’s most pressing challenges.”

For more information about the ACC program and courses, visit the FAC website.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners' office at 352-264-6900.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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