TAVARES – The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) announced the county photos selected for the 2018 FAC Calendar: Bodies of Water, with Lake County being featured as November 2018. The photo, depicting a paddle trip on Lake Norris hosted by Lake County Parks & Trails and the Lake County Water Authority, was taken by Lake County Communications Multimedia Content Coordinator Bryan Baquiran.
“It is exciting that Lake County is one of the featured locations being spotlighted in this year’s calendar,” said Kelly LaFollette, Lake County’s Communications Director. “Not only does this allow us to highlight Lake County as a beautiful destination throughout the state, but also allows us to highlight the talented staff we have at the County who were able to capture the picturesque scene.”
This year’s theme was chosen by FAC members through a photo submission contest. All of Florida’s 67 counties were asked to submit their best photos of the bodies of water in their county, with more than 600 photos submitted. Of those submissions, only 15 were selected for the 2018 FAC Calendar.
“Florida provides a diverse, natural environment unique to only itself, with 1,200 miles of coastline and countless streams, lakes, and marshes,” said FAC President Christopher G. Constance. “This year’s theme recognizes that our state’s natural beauty is the reason we have chosen to make Florida our home and the reason so many choose to visit Florida every year. The calendar is a way to showcase the pride Floridians have for where they live and highlight the beauty every county offers.”
The calendar is provided complimentary to Florida’s commissioners and senior county staff.
Founded in 1929, the Florida Association of Counties is a non-profit association representing the diverse interests of Florida’s 67 counties. The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.