Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – (April 12, 2018) Nine Broward County officials recently received the 2018 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 2018 legislative session.
2018 Home Rule Hero Award recipients:
City Manager Mary Blasi, City of Coconut Creek
Mayor Greg Ross, City of Cooper City
Commissioner Dan Daley, City of Coral Springs
Mayor Tim Lonergan, City of Oakland Park
Mayor Christine Hunschofsky, City of Parkland
Mayor Frank Ortis, City of Pembroke Pines
Commissioner Julie Fishman, City of Tamarac
Mayor Daniel Stermer, City of Weston
Mayor Gary Resnick, City of Wilton Manors
“These dedicated municipal officials are some of the Florida League of Cities’ biggest advocates for municipal issues,” said Florida Leagues of Cities President Gil Ziffer. “Their efforts during the 2018 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 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.