The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) recognized Osceola County Commission Chairwoman Cheryl Grieb as a presidential advocate for her work during the 2019 Legislative Session. Grieb was honored during an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference in Orange County.
Grieb served on Water Policy Committee to help protect Florida’s vulnerable natural resources.
“I’m proud of my role to develop policy that serves the state and residents in Osceola County,” said Grieb. “Water continues to be a key concern in Tallahassee and I’m thankful for the ability to work on this, as well as other issues that will help in growing our future in a positive way.”
The FAC Presidential Advocate recognition is given to county commissioners who have shown exceptional leadership in advocating with FAC during the 2019 session to advance the counties’ legislative agenda.
“As commissioners, we are empowered to stand up for our community, to be the voice for those who can’t speak, and to fight for our right to decide our own future,” said FAC President and Hendry County Commissioner, Karson Turner. “During the Legislative Session, our role becomes increasingly important as hundreds of bills are heard that have a direct impact on our communities. Those receiving this honor displayed a commitment not only to the counties’ legislative agenda but to their community and the state.”
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.