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Commissioner Starkey Appointed FAC Chair

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on October 9, 2021

The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) recently appointed Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey to Chair of the Federal Policy Committee for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year.

“It is my honor to serve another term as Chair of the Federal Policy Committee,” Commissioner Starkey said. “The Florida Association of Counties does an excellent job of uniting local voices across the state to develop a federal advocacy program to share with national leaders and lawmakers.”

The Committee Chair assists FAC in leading the development process of policies that will guide the formation of FAC’s agenda for the 2022 legislative session.  The FAC addresses similar policy issues encountered at the state level but initiated at the federal level.

Commissioner Starkey Appointed FAC Chair of Federal Policy Committee

“Commissioner Starkey has demonstrated remarkable insight into counties’ needs as well as a broad understanding of the various challenges facing Floridians today. Her voice is guaranteed to bring much-needed improvements for our communities this upcoming legislative season,” said FAC Executive Director Ginger Delegal. “Having watched her commitment and service over the years, FAC is delighted to welcome her as a key player for rallying behind local voices.”

Commissioner Starkey has continued her involvement in FAC since she was elected as Pasco County District 3 Commissioner in 2012.  She served as Chair of the FAC Federal Policy Committee in the 2021 legislative session and is the District 20 Representative to the FAC Board of Directors.

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.

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