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Leon County commissioner named president of Florida Association of Counties

Posted at 7:42 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 19:42:30-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — A Leon County commissioner has been named president of the Florida Association of Counties.

On Thursday evening, Leon County At-Large Commissioner Nick Maddox was named president of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC).

The occasion took place during the FAC Annual Conference in Orange County. As the FAC President, Maddox oversees the association in directing policy, advocacy and the administration of the Florida Association of Counties.

"I am humbled to serve as president of the Florida Association of Counties and work towards achieving the organization's top priorities," said Maddox. "The association is recognized as the voice for Florida's counties and has played a vital role in shaping me as a county commissioner and a leader. I now have the opportunity to represent not only the citizens of Leon County, but my colleagues across all of Florida. I am looking forward to working together and moving the ball forward."

Commissioner Maddox has served on the Leon County Board of County Commissioners for nearly nine years, recently serving as Commission chairman from 2017-2018. Maddox is also the executive director of the Foundation for Leon County Schools.

During his tenure as commissioner, Maddox has graduated from FAC’s Certified County Commissioner (CCC) program, earned FAC’s Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) certification and has also been awarded the prestigious Presidential Advocacy Award by FAC for representing the interests of all counties on state issues.