Pasco County Commission Chairwoman Kathryn Starkey and Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano have been named to two-year terms on the board of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC), according to a county news release.
The election took place during the association’s annual conference in July.
“I’m thrilled to represent Pasco County on this important board,” Starkey said, in the release. “I look forward to working with leaders from around the state on policy issues that will help make Florida and Pasco County great places to live, work and play.”
“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve on a board comprised of dedicated, talented public servants from all over Florida,” Mariano said, in the release. “We plan to do great work as we represent our communities on multiple levels.”
Ginger Delegal, executive director for FAC, also offered some thoughts in the release.
She said that commissioners selected to serve on the executive board must be committed to representing local interests and be willing to speak up for their communities.
Both Starkey and Mariano “have demonstrated these qualities and been carefully selected by fellow commissioners to take on this position,” Delegal added.
FAC was founded in 1929 and 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 affect their individual communities.
Published August 17, 2022