Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council

Florida SealVISION: To maximize the collaboration between faith-based and community organizations and State agencies to help strengthen individuals and families.

MISSION: The Council exists to facilitate connections to strengthen communities and families in the state of Florida.

The Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Council serves as a formal advisory council to the Executive Office of the Governor and to the Legislature. The goals of the Council are to enlist, enable, empower and expand the work of volunteer faith-based and community-based organizations. There are many volunteer opportunities throughout state government. The Council is tasked with providing annual recommendations to the Governor and Legislature that will encourage the government and the faith-based community to work together to improve social services for Floridians.

To learn more about the Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council members, please click Members.

NEW – Governor Scott Appoints Six to Florida Faith-Based and Community- Based Advisory Council.

To locate the Council member closest to you, please click on the Advisory Council Member Map. For more information, please call (850) 717-9261.



Register for 2017 Faith Symposium

Register Now for the 2017 Florida Faith Symposium!

The eighth annual Florida Faith Symposium will be held November 7-8, 2017, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. The symposium is one of Florida’s largest gatherings of faith leaders and government agencies joining forces to serve and strengthen children and families.

The conference will feature dynamic speakers, more than 35 workshops and exhibits focused on enhancing faith and community-based programs. Attendees can also look forward to experiencing inspiring musical performances by Mr. Ben Tankard, Dove and Grammy award-winning jazz musician, and the Camp Anderson Band, a youth-led group who are living proof of the positive impact of faith and community based programs.

This event is hosted by the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, in partnership with the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council, as well as other statewide partners. Early bird registration is still available at $125, for a limited time. To register and for more information, visit: http://faithsymposium.com/ 


Read the 2016 Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council Annual Report

Next Advisory Council Meeting
November 6th, 2017
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

2017 Meeting Materials
2016 Meeting Materials
2015 Meeting Materials
2014 Meeting Materials
2013 Meeting Materials
2012 Meeting Materials
2011 Meeting Materials

Advisory Council Initiatives:
Annual Conference Workgroup
• Child Welfare Workgroup
Criminal Justice Workgroup
Disaster Planning Workgroup
Family Initiatives Workgroup
Legislative Workgroup


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