FACERS Connect - Fall Meeting Edition
Volume 1 Issue 2
FACERS Fall Meeting a Great Success!

The FACERS Fall Meeting was just held in Orange County last week, and by all measures was a tremendous success. There were over 80 attendees and sponsors who took part in the two day meeting. The packed agenda had updates from the FACERS State and Federal Partners, but also had presentations on public speaking, the importance of inspections, effective meetings and the always popular hot-topic roundtable.

There were also many innovations and construction techniques that were highlighted during the various sessions including 50 year concrete, photocatalytic pavements, real life applications of safety edge and the 5G network horizon by way of small cell towers.

All of the presentations from the Fall Meeting can be accessed here.

Attendees earned a total of 10.75 PDH for attending all of the sessions and certificates will be issued in the next week.

Thank you to our FIRST Platinum Sponsor
Locklear & Associates, Inc.

Locklear & Associates, Inc. (L&A) is a Florida-licensed Professional Engineering and Professional Geology firm founded in February 2012. Their team of engineers, geologists and scientists is adept at providing a wide range of services to their clients. Many smaller communities do not have in-house engineering staff and yet they have many of the same technical challenges faced by larger communities. They understand those broad needs and have the range of technical expertise to meet them. Their services include:  
  • Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Management
  • Master Planning, Site Design, and Engineering
  • Economic Development
  • Land Development Review
  • Water and Sewer Infrastructure
  • Transportation Design
  • Utility Engineering
  • Stormwater Management
  • Right-of-Way Acquisition
  • Grant Funding Procurement
  • Municipal, County, State, & Federal Permitting
  • Solid Waste Planning and Engineering
  • Contamination Assessment and Remediation
  • Geologic Investigations
  • Wetlands Delineation and Mitigation
  • Consumptive Use Permitting
  • Environmental Resource Permitting
  • Environmental Site Assessments
Their clients often must rely on outside funding for a variety of projects. Their staff understands the financial constraints their clients face and the importance of obtaining funding from other sources. They routinely prepare grant application packages for their clients at no cost. L&A also understands the importance of completing grant funded projects within the required time and budget in order for their clients to position themselves for future funding. Our staff has assisted local communities in procuring funds from the following agencies:

Department of Community Affairs

USDA Rural Development

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service  

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Environmental Protection Agency

Florida Department of Environmental Protection  

Florida Housing Finance Corporation  

Suwannee River Water Management District  

Economic Development Agency  

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Save the Date!!

The 2017 FACERS Annual Meeting will be held June 28-29, 2017 with the Annual Business meeting on June 30th at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Palm Beach County. Registration will open in April.

If you have an exciting presentation with valuable information you'd like to share with the FACERS membership, now is the time!
  • Send your topic to FACERS Vice President Faith Alkhatib by May 1, 2017.
  • Presentations should be in a 30-45 minute time frame allowing for Q&A.
  • Topics should be related to local government, public works, engineering or maintenance.
2016 Fall Meeting Sponsors
FACERS can't thank our generous sponsors enough! They helped to make the Fall Meeting a great success and we really appreciate them. We hope that you will take the time to get to know their companies. They are doing great work in the state of Florida and could help you with your next project.





2016-17 FACERS Officers and Board of Directors
President- Doug Gable, Polk County
President Elect - Faith Alkhatib, Flagler County
Treasurer - Joe Kunkel, Orange County
Secretary - Shane Parker, Hendry County
Past President - Jim Harriott, Alachua County
Active Member Directors - Ben Bartlett, Volusia County; Judith Clarke, Monroe County; Jonathan Page, Nassau County; Fred Schneider, Lake County; Tracy Straub, Marion County
Municipal Member Director - Terry Dykehouse, City of Clermont
Sustaining Member Director - Amy Blaida, Whitaker Contracting Corporation
NACE State Director - Scott Herring, Nassau County
NACE Officers - Ramon Gavarrete, Alachua County; George Webb, Palm Beach County
Have something for FACERS Connect??
If you have content you would like to include in the next edition of FACERS Connect, contact Valerie Rogers at (850) 922-7868.