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Charlotte County Commissioner Bill Truex Takes Over as President of the Florida Association of Countie

Charlotte County Commissioner William “Bill” Truex was recently inducted as president of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) at a celebration dinner hosted during FAC’s Annual Conference & Educational Exposition in Orange County, Florida.

Truex has served on FAC’s Executive Committee since 2020 steadily progressing from the position of second vice president. In addition to his service on the executive committee, Truex has been active in the association by voluntarily sitting on numerous committees including Health, Safety and Justice, Select Committee on Preemption, Finance and Audit, Federal, and Water. He has also been chosen by his peers to serve on the board of directors since 2016.

“Serving my community and the people who live here is to the upmost important to me,” said Truex. “My time at FAC has helped me grow as a leader and I am honored to be president of an association whose goal is to build a better Florida beginning at the local level.”

During his tenure as a member of FAC, Truex has achieved a variety of awards and certifications, receiving the presidential advocacy award in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. In 2022, Truex earned his Advanced County Commissioner II designation, the highest level of commissioner education offered by the Institute for County Government.

“Commissioner Truex is the epitome of a public servant,” said Ginger Delegal, the executive director of FAC. “His achievements at FAC speak to the dedication he has to his constituents, and I am looking forward to his continued success at the association.”

As president, he will lead FAC by directing policy, advocacy and administrative functions.

Truex is joined on the FAC Executive Committee by President-Elect Terry Burroughs of Okeechobee County, First Vice President Michelle Lincoln of Monroe County, Second Vice President Rene Flowers of Pinellas County, and Immediate Past President Lee Constantine of Seminole County.

The Association is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of one county commissioner from each state senate district (40); five executive officers; six county commissioners appointed at-large with no more than three of the six from counties with population of 75,000 or more; and the past presidents of FAC.

Founded in 1929, the Florida Association of Counties has represented the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that communities and their local leaders should make the decisions that impact their community. The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.


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  1. Kelley Cruz

    September 14, 2023 at 12:02 am

    I just read you appointed Sumter County BOCC Chairman Craig Esteep to your board. Have you not been paying attention to the mess in our County. Just the resent fiasco alone with the Fire Department not being able to be met. The fact that his County Administrator runs our BOCC. It is not an any way in charge of him. They can’t even fire him while the citizens of the county call for it. County Administrator tells the BOCC exactly how its going to go. And they say Yes Sir. And it gets seconded. We feel you are making a huge mistake by adding him to your board. He is just a puppet & figure head for The Developers. He has not lived up to 1 campaign promise. It fears us to thing he could possibly get anymore power with this appointment.

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