CMRI Events & Symposiums


The Center for Municipal Research & Innovation holds two research symposiums per year, one in conjunction with the League's annual conference in August and one in conjunction with the legislative conference in November. These symposiums bring together public administrators, elected officials and the academic community. Each symposium focuses on specific local government issues, and how research, statistics and trends can be used in the local government setting.
Below are dates for upcoming research symposiums. Specific workshop details, locations and registration information are posted approximately six weeks prior to each event. Presentations from previous symposiums are available to the right.

6th Annual FLC Center for Municipal Research & Innovation Summer Research Symposium

Medical Marijuana and Your City: Facts, Fiction and Moving Forward
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the FLC Annual Conference in Orlando
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In 2016, Florida’s voters approved a Constitutional amendment legalizing the production, distribution and use of medical marijuana. The implementation of this amendment will require legislation, administrative rule and the development of complex processes for growers, doctors and patients – and dealing with myths and misinformation. As licensed dispensaries and nurseries provide products and services, questions remain about how and when these will impact our cities. Impacts may be felt in the areas of permitting, zoning, code enforcement, intergovernmental relations, law enforcement and emergency response, as well as other departments.

The Center for Municipal Research & Innovation is proud to host this symposium supporting FLC President Susan Haynie’s ‘Safe Cities, Safe Florida’ Initiative. Plan now to join with policy and industry experts, municipal representatives and the League’s research partners for a timely, informative and action-oriented session designed to help our cities determine next steps.

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