Mayor Pro Tem Merrill Raschein Appointed Chair of FAC Water & Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee

LEON COUNTY, Fla. – Monroe County Mayor Pro Tem Holly Raschein was appointed Chair of the Florida Association of Counties’ (FAC) Water & Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee. FAC’s policy committees are responsible for proposing, debating, and adopting policy positions focused on improving and preserving Florida’s counties. As chair, Raschein will lead her committee’s work, focusing on issues such as water quality, water infrastructure, funding, and resiliency.

“I extend my gratitude to FAC for instilling confidence in me to oversee the committee leading 44 county commissioners to ensure our state’s water resources are prioritized in the upcoming legislative session,” said Raschein.

The position is for one year. Throughout her term, she will work closely with FAC’s executive committee to develop and recommend a statewide legislation platform for issues within her committee’s jurisdiction. These platforms will serve as a guide in shaping the association’s priorities for the upcoming 2024 Legislative Session.

The Florida Association of Counties represents 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 communities.  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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