The Florida League of Cities has announced appointments for its 2017-2018 Legislative Policy Committees. Each committee focuses on a specific area of interest to Florida’s cities.
“Municipal officials are the driving force behind the League’s legislative success. In addition to setting the legislative priorities, the League’s policy committee members help to provide League staff with a better understanding of the real-world implications of proposed legislation,” said FLC Legislative Director Scott Dudley. “We appreciate their willingness to serve, as there is a significant commitment of time and energy that goes into developing a policy direction for our legislative efforts.”
Legislative Policy Committee chairs, vice chairs, and members are appointed annually by the League’s president. Any city official is eligible to serve on a Policy Committee, and appointments are typically based on a city official’s support and advocacy of the League’s adopted Legislative Action Agenda and participation at meetings, Legislative Action Day, and other legislative-related activities.
The chairs and vice- hairs for the 2017-2018 Legislative Policy Committees are:
Finance, Taxation and Personnel
Chair: Council Member Natalie Kahler – City of Brooksville
Vice Chair: Mayor Bill Partington – City of Ormond Beach
Land Use and Economic Development
Chair: Commissioner Hayward J. Benson, Jr. – City of Lauderhill
Vice Chair: Mayor Kathy Meehan – City of Melbourne
Chair: Commissioner Willie Shaw – City of Sarasota
Vice Chair: Councilman Jon Burgess – City of Homestead
Transportation and Intergovernmental Relations
Chair: Commissioner Tony Ortiz – City of Orlando
Vice Chair: Mayor Linda Yates – City of North Port
Utilities, Natural Resources and Public Works
Chair: Vice Mayor Deborah Kynes – City of Dunedin
Vice Chair: Councilwoman Helen B. Miller – Town of White Springs
For more information on the Florida League of Cities’ legislative policy development process and a complete list of committee members, click here.
Founded in 1922, the Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to promote local self-government and serve the needs of Florida’s cities. Florida’s cities are formed by their citizens and governed by their citizens. The League is founded on the belief that local self-government is the keystone of American democracy. For more information, visit www.floridaleagueofcities.com.