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Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine Completes Term as Florida Association of Counties Presi

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – On Thursday, June 29, Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine joined Florida Association of Counties (FAC) executive committee as immediate past president after the induction of the 2023-2024 president at a celebration dinner hosted during FAC’s Annual Conference & Educational Exposition in Orange County, Florida.    

Serving on FAC’s executive committee since 2019, Commissioner Constantine spent the last year as president of the association. As president, he led FAC by directing policy, advocacy and administrative functions.    

Commissioner Constantine had many notable achievements during his year long term. One being his unwavering advocacy for home rule and Florida counties. During Florida’s legislative session, Commissioner Constantine submitted legislative initiatives, eventually passed into law, on behalf of FAC regarding water, affordable housing, and emergency management and response. He also testified against preemptions, such as the term limits on county commissioners resulting in the defeat of the bill.

“It has truly been an honor to serve the Florida Association of Counties as president,” shares Immediate Past President Lee Constantine. “I took the role very seriously and was grateful to have talented peers by my side to help push our initiatives and ideas through. I am very thankful for their support.”

Not only will Commissioner Constantine be remembered for his advocacy efforts, but his determination to shape the culture of the association. He ensured that all 67 counties were represented on one of FAC’s policy committees, giving every county a voice in the legislative process. Additionally, he led the organization through Hurricane Ian while managing tragedy in his home county.

“This past year has not been easy on local government,” shares Ginger Delegal, Executive Director of FAC. “Through the attack on home rule and local disasters, Commissioner Constantine showed what it means to be a leader of the association and champion for Florida counties.”

As immediate past president, he will serve the executive committee as a mentor and advisor.

Commissioner Constantine is joined on the FAC Executive Committee by President Bill Truex of Charlotte County, President-Elect Terry Burroughs of Okeechobee County, First Vice President Michelle Lincoln of Monroe County, Second Vice President and Rene Flowers of Pinellas 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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