Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi was appointed Monday by his peers as President of the Florida Association of County Managers. He is fulfilling the remaining term of Stephanie Kopelousos, who recently took a position as Director of Legislative Affairs for Governor Ron DeSantis.
This will be Gastesi’s second time in the position. He will serve until June when the association’s Board of Directors will elect a new president.
“It is an honor to be asked to serve in this position again,” Gastesi said. “The opportunity to work with other county managers and to lead at the statewide level will keep Monroe County in the forefront of everyone’s mind on the larger scale.”
The Florida Association of County Managers provides a forum for county managers to develop professional relationships, discuss current and future issues affecting counties, and provide mentoring opportunities, education, advice and advocacy on statewide issues.