Commissioners Earn Presidential Advocacy Award

Three members of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners were honored by the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) as recipients of the Presidential Advocacy Award during the recent FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orange County.

Mayor Mary Lou Berger of District 5, Commissioner Melissa McKinlay of District 6 and Commissioner Priscilla Taylor of District 7 were each recognized for going above and beyond on behalf of county residents during the 2016 Florida Legislative Session.

“Their advocacy was invaluable in helping ensure that local governments are provided the flexibility and tools they need to meet the needs of Florida’s citizens,” FAC Executive Director Scott Shalley said.

Berger chairs the FAC Urban Caucus, Taylor chairs the FAC Health & Human Services Committee and McKinlay is vice chair of the FAC Public Safety Committee.

The Presidential Advocacy Award is given annually to county commissioners from around the state who have shown exceptional leadership in partnering with FAC to advance its legislative agenda.