MONROE COUNTY, FL – On Friday, June 30, Monroe County Commissioner Michelle Lincoln was elected as the first vice president of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) at the association’s annual conference in Orlando. Commissioners Holly Merrill Raschein and Jim Scholl were also at the conference.
Lincoln previously served as second vice president and sits on many policy committees, including Health, Safety, and Justice and Water and Environmental Sustainability.
“Public service is something I truly enjoy,” said Lincoln. “By continuing to serve on the association’s executive committee, I have the opportunity to assist my community in a unique way by being their representation at a state and national level.”
In addition to her leadership position at FAC, Lincoln holds an Advanced County Commissioner II designation, the highest level of commissioner education offered by the Institute for County Government.
“In recent years, I have seen Commissioner Lincoln step up to the plate for her community,” says FAC Executive Director Ginger Delegal. “Observing her determination to be a leader in the association has proven her as an asset to Florida’s 67 counties.”
As first vice president, Lincoln plays a vital role in the association’s advocacy and policy efforts along with representatives from Charlotte, Okeechobee, Pinellas, and Seminole counties.
Founded in 1929, FAC has represented the diverse interests of Florida’s counties and Floridians, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that communities and their local leaders should make the decisions that impact their community.
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