Attend the Closing Session Breakfast to ensure that your voice is heard! The first order of business will be for the membership to consider and approve FAC’s final policy statements; these statements guide FAC’s efforts during the 2016 Session. There will also be a special election for FAC 2nd V.P. Director and then we will hear remarks from Florida’s most senior legislator.
Senator Bill Nelson is a Florida native who grew up on the Space Coast. His public service career began in 1972, with his election to the Florida Legislature. He then served six terms in the U.S. Congress representing Orlando and the Space Coast. In January 1986, Nelson became the second sitting member of the United States Congress to fly in space. He flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia. In 1994, Nelson was elected to the Florida Cabinet as state Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshal. Nelson was first elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2000. Now in his third term, he’s continues to be a champion for the state. Click here for more conference information.