Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (August 7, 2017) – Seven Broward County officials recently received the 2017 Home Rule Hero Awards from the Florida League of Cities. Local government officials earned this prestigious award for their tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2017 legislative session.
2017 Home Rule Hero Award recipients are:
Mayor Greg Ross, Cooper City
Vice Mayor Dan Daley, Coral Springs
City Manager Lee Feldman, Fort Lauderdale
Mayor Jack Seiler, Fort Lauderdale
Mayor Dan Stermer, Weston
Assistant City Manager Darrel Thomas, Weston
Mayor Gary Resnick, Wilton Manors
“Our Home Rule Heroes are shining examples of local advocacy in action,” said Boca Raton Mayor and Florida League of Cities President Susan Haynie. “These dedicated municipal officials take time out of their busy schedules to cultivate relationships with their legislators and help them understand the issues that are most important to their constituents back home. The Florida League of Cities is proud to recognize them and say thank you for all they do to help protect home rule and preserve the quality of life in their cities.”
Home Rule is the ability for a city to establish its own form of government and enact ordinances, codes, plans and resolutions without prior state approval. The Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials – both elected and nonelected – 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.
ABOUT BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES
Chartered in 1957, the Broward League of Cities is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and resolving issues facing Broward County’s 31 cities and municipalities. A member of the Florida League of Cities, which serves to unify local governments throughout the state of Florida, the organization’s membership is made up of elected officials from municipal governments and area businesses. The organization is committed to increasing awareness and providing resolution to issues that affect day-to-day operations of local government, including legislation at the county, state and federal levels.