MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Nov. 26, 2014) – A gorgeous photo of Fort Hamer Park (attached) taken by Manatee County employee Jonathan Sabin has been selected as the cover for the Florida Association of Counties 2015 FAC Calendar: Sunrises and Sunsets.
Sabin’s photo was selected from among more than 500 photo submissions from around the state. The cover photo was revealed at FAC’s annual Legislative Conference in Tampa earlier this week. Calendars are on sale now and can be purchased on the FAC website.
“The other images that were chosen for the calendar are all gorgeous, and any one of them would have been perfect for the cover shot,” said Sabin, Library Services Information Specialist. “It’s quite an honor to have been singled out amongst a pool of incredibly talented photographers.”
The calendar theme was chosen by our members in the month of July and a photo submission contest was held in August.
“Those of us who live in the sunshine state are blessed to see some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets in the world,” said Florida Association of Counties President and Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson. “We received so many photo submissions it was hard to pick only 15. I only regret that there are not 67 months in a year!”
Florida’s 67 counties were asked to submit their best photos of sunrises and sunsets in their county. The theme created a record response of photo’s submitted for consideration – more than 500. From the submissions fifteen were selected for the 2015 FAC Calendar. They include:
· Cover: Manatee County
· December 2014: Broward County
· January 2015: Pinellas County
· February 2015: Orange County
· March 2015: Marion County
· April 2015: Leon County
· May 2015: Hillsborough County
· June 2015: Bay County
· July 2015: Monroe County
· August 2015: Escambia County
· September 2015: Martin
· October 2015: Polk County
· November 2015: Santa Rosa County
· December 2015: St. Lucie County
· Back Cover: Gilchrist County
Founded in 1929, the Florida Association of Counties is a non-profit association representing the diverse interests of Florida’s 67 counties. 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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