Audrey Vance to Head Florida Municipal Attorneys Association
City Attorney of Bonita Springs Elected President of
Prestigious Statewide Attorneys Organization
Audrey Vance, city attorney for the City of Bonita Springs, was named president of the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA) at the organization’s 33rd Annual Seminar. She will serve a one-year term leading the FMAA.
“Audrey is well-versed in the area of municipal law and has repeatedly shared her knowledge with city attorneys throughout the state,” said Florida League of Cities General Counsel Chip Morrison. “She will serve the FMAA well as president.”
“FMAA is a very important organization for practicing municipal attorneys and being elected president is a great honor,” said Naples City Attorney and FMAA Past President Bob Pritt. “Audrey does a great job as the city attorney for Bonita Springs. She is smart, very diligent and a pleasure to work with.”
Vance is a Florida native, practicing law in Lee County since 1988. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Miami. Vance began her career as an assistant state attorney for the State Attorney’s Office and later worked at the Lee County Attorney’s Office for more ten years. In June 2000, the Bonita Springs City Council selected Vance to serve as the interim city attorney and she officially became city attorney in October of that year. Since that time, she has been responsible for all aspects of the legal needs of the City of Bonita Springs.
Vance is active in organizations promoting professionalism in local government law. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Attorney’s Association, she was previously a member the Florida Bar City County and Local Government Certification Committee, serving as its Chair in 2004-05. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Bonita Springs.
The Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA) was formally organized during late 1981, and adopted its constitution in May of 1982. Its membership consists of over 600 attorneys who specialize in the legal representation of municipalities. These members include full-time and part-time city attorneys and their assistant city attorneys as well as attorneys who engage in private practice and who render specialized legal representation to municipalities (e.g. labor lawyers, bond attorneys, civil rights attorneys, and environmental and land-use attorneys). For more information, visit www.fmaa.us.
CONTACT: Chip Morrison, Florida League of Cities General Counsel, firstname.lastname@example.org/ (850) 222-9684