Florida Association of Counties official visits BOCC as guest speaker

Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 16:47 PM.

BONIFAY — After a recess the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners reconvened to hold a workshop after the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in which a guest speaker from the Florida Association of Counties Virginia “Ginger” Delegal was present.

“In light of the new commissioners we’ve invited Mrs. Delegal to be a guest speaker,” said Holmes County Attorney Goodman. “The FAC also holds conferences for new commissioners. It’s a privilege to have her here, not only as a speaker but to be available for a question and answer session.”

Delegal said she considered herself a “mythbuster.”

“The Florida Association of Counties has been around for over 85 years,” said Delegal. “One of the myths we frequently bust is that small counties can become chartered. What it all comes down to is home rule.”

County Commissioner Kenneth Williams said that Holmes County was discouraged from becoming a chartered county because it would mean less income.

Delegal said this also would be considered a myth.

“If you were to get less money it would because of population, not charter,” said Delegal.



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