Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca Earns Advanced Leadership Designation from Florida Association of Counties

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DATE: June 28, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Kimberly Maroe, Public Information Manager
Broward County Board of County Commissioners
PHONE: 954-357-8053

Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca has earned the Advanced County Commissioner designation from the Florida Association of Counties (FAC). The designation is awarded to Commissioners who have completed a comprehensive study program developed by FAC.

“The Advanced County Commission program was a great experience and a unique opportunity to interact with a very diverse group of county commissioners from all around our amazing state. The ideas and experiences shared will help to guide me as I work to make Broward County the best place to live, work and raise a family.”

The advanced leadership studies program is organized as a series of three seminars, with 27 hours of course work. The course content focuses on leading within Florida’s counties. Participating Commissioners must commit to fully participate in all three seminars in order to graduate.

“This certification allows our citizen electorate to become experts in county government improving their communities,” said FAC Executive Director Chris Holley. “Through FAC’s education programs we are able to teach commissioners how to advance their policies through the complexities of government bureaucracies.”

Launched by the Florida Counties Foundation in 2006, the Advanced County Commissioner education program is an advanced leadership program designed for graduates of the Certified County Commissioners (CCC) program. This program is sponsored by University of Florida/IFAS Extension.

For more information on Commissioner LaMarca please visit For more information on the Florida Association of Counties go to

Photo caption: Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca receives the Florida Association of Counties' Advanced County Commissioner designation. Commissioner LaMarca is pictured here with Florida Counties Foundation Board of Directors Chair and Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor. 
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