“These dedicated municipal officials are some of the Florida League of Cities’ biggest advocates for municipal issues,” said Florida League of Cities President Leo Longworth. “Their efforts during the 2019 legislative session were extraordinary. The League and its legislative team are proud to recognize and thank them for their service.”
Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems through and by local decision makers with minimal state interference. The Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials – both elected and non-elected – who consistently responded to the League’s request to reach out to members of the legislature and help give a local perspective to an issue.
Mayor Woody Brown added, “The legislative session continues to be challenging as each year there seems to be an effort in Tallahassee to eliminate local self government. I am proud of our team and our colleagues from municipalities across Florida that joined together to preserve the role of our diverse cities in this state.”