Escambia County is proud to announce District 2 Commissioner Doug Underhill was presented the Presidential Advocacy Award by the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) for his work during the 2021 Legislative Session at the recent FAC Annual Conference in Orange County, Fla.
“The Florida Association of Counties is a wonderful organization, and it is an honor to be presented with the Presidential Advocacy Award,” said District 2 Commissioner Doug Underhill. “This recognition only goes to show that strong collaboration strengthens not only county government but also the community.”
The FAC Presidential Advocacy Award recognizes county commissioners who have shown exceptional leadership in advocating with FAC during the 2021 session to advance counties’ legislative agenda and preserve home rule.
“Every day, our Commissioners work hard to tackle complex challenges and respond to the unique needs of their local area,” said FAC President and Palm Beach County Commissioner, Melissa McKinlay. “Their consistent drive and dedication for their constituents is the reason we’re able to sustain our communities, and those that take the extra mile to advance the counties’ legislative agenda play a leading role in improving quality of life for all Floridians.”
For more than 85 years, the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) 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. The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.