Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay has been named president-elect of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC).
“It’s an honor to have the trust of county officials throughout the state, and I look forward to continuing my efforts to help protect home rule authority in this new role,” McKinlay said.
She will serve as president-elect for the next year and is in line to become president next summer. McKinlay previously served as first vice president of the FAC in 2018-19.
For more than 85 years, the Florida Association of Counties has represented the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule, the concept that government closest to the people governs best. The FAC helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.