Commissioner Carnahan will serve on the Florida Association of Counties (FAC)

Citrus County Commissioners Selected to Serve on State, National Committees

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on August 20, 2021

Commission Chair Scott E. Carnahan, District 5 Commissioner Holly L. Davis and Commission 2nd Vice Chair Ruthie Davis Schlabach have been selected to represent Citrus County on several state and national committees in the upcoming 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Citrus County Commissioners Selected to Serve on State, National Committees

Commissioner Carnahan will serve on the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Agriculture & Rural Affairs (ARA) Committee, as well as the Finance, Tax & Administration (FTA) Committee.

“I’m humbled and excited to have been chosen to serve on the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee. Agriculture is very dear to my heart. I look forward to serving my fifth year on the Finance, Tax & Administration Committee and working with my colleagues to draft good policy for our 67 counties.” says Commissioner Carnahan.

Commissioner Schlabach was also appointed to serve on the Agriculture & Rural Affairs (ARA) Committee, which is tasked with developing and recommending an annual statewide legislative platform for agriculture, rural development and infrastructure, rural housing and food access-related issues.

“It is my honor to represent Citrus County. I will put my best foot forward and make sure that the state doesn’t forget the needs of our citizens.” says Commissioner Schlabach.

Commissioner Davis has been selected to serve on the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Community & Urban Affairs (CUA) Committee, as well as the National Association of Counties (NACo) Community, Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) Steering Committee.

“I’m excited and honored to be selected for these committees so I can help influence legislation pertaining to economic development and affordable housing, that directly impacts us in Citrus County,” said Commissioner Davis. “For example, when it comes to workforce development and combatting generational poverty, one of our biggest impediments is the so-called ‘benefits cliff’ where lower-wage workers often net less income if they accept a promotion that comes with a higher wage. This strangles an individual’s professional and personal growth and keeps them on one or more public assistance programs rather than allowing them to advance as far as their talents and opportunities allow. Our voices must be heard to fix this.”

For more information, call (352) 341-6560 or visit:

https://citrusbocc.com/departments/commissioners/index.php

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