LEON COUNTY, FL – Palm Beach County Commissioner Mack Bernard has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Florida Local Government Investment Trust (Florida Trust) by the Florida Association of Counties (FAC). The Board of Trustees is responsible for steering investment strategy, guiding staff and overseeing the audit function. The Board is comprised of three county government representatives as well as three Court Clerks.
The Florida Trust allows Florida counties access to top national and state experts to guide them through the complicated world of government investment strategy, ensuring tax dollars are invested wisely, safely and profitably. Counties can invest in either a short term fund or a day to day fund; maximizing interest and accessibility.
“Commissioner Bernard has dedicated his entire career to fiscally responsible government,” FAC Executive Director, Ginger Delegal said. “His service both in the Florida House of Representatives and now on the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners gives him a unique perspective on growing revenues in times of economic uncertainty.”
The Florida Trust is a local government investment pool (LGIP) developed through the joint efforts of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) and the Florida Association of Counties (FAC). It is the longest running member-owned and member-governed local government investment pool in the state of Florida.
Commissioner Bernard was elected to the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners in 2016. Prior to joining the Commission, he served in the Florida House of Representatives as well as on the Delray Beach City Commission.