|Four Sarasota County Commissioners were recognized as a Presidential Advocate by the FAC. Top left, Chairman Michael A. Moran; top right, Vice-Chairman Alan Maio; bottom left, Nancy Deter; and bottom right, Charles Hines.|
SARASOTA COUNTY – The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) has recognized four Sarasota County Commissioners as a Presidential Advocate for their work during the 2020 Florida Legislative Session.
Commission Chairman Michael A. Moran, and Vice-Chairman Alan Maio; along with Commissioners Nancy Detert and Charles Hines, received the honors. “It’s a great privilege to serve the community along with my distinguished colleagues,” said Moran. “Each year, the legislative session is an important and vital opportunity for our board to work directly with state leaders to advocate for Sarasota County and advance our legislative priorities.”
According to the Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox, who serves as the FAC Immediate Past President, the legislative session allows local governments to fight to preserve the unique aspects of individual communities.
“This responsibility is only heightened during the Legislative Session where hundreds of bills are heard that directly impact that quality of life,” Maddox added.
Moran, who serves as the District 1 commissioner, was elected to the board in 2016; Detert, county commissioner for District 3, previously served in the Florida Senate and House of Representatives, among other offices; Maio, the District 4 commissioner, was elected to the board in 2014 and previously served as the board chair; Hines, who serves District 5, was elected in 2012 and previously served as the chair and vice-chair of the county commission. For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit scgov.net.