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Award Programs


The Florida League of Cities is proud to honor municipal officials with awards programs recognizing outstanding individual achievement, dedicated years of service, and innovative city initiatives and youth council programs.

View the award categories below to learn more and view lists of previous award recipients. 

E. Harris Drew Municipal Official Lifetime Achievement Award 

The League’s most prestigious award was established by official action of the Board of Directors of the Florida League of Cities in 1978 and has been awarded annually to the outstanding city official who has been selected as a recipient of the "Municipal Official Lifetime Achievement Award." Click here to view a list of past recipients.

We are accepting nominations for the 2021 awards program through June 25. Click here to download the nomination form. All elected municipal officials are eligible for this award (unless they serve on the Awards Selection Committee),

This award was named for Supreme Court Justice E. Harris Drew, the man who coined the term: Local self-government, the keystone of American democracy. Appointed to Florida’s Supreme Court while serving as the League’s first vice president, he remained an advocate of local government throughout his career.

The award will be presented to the recipient during the League’s annual conference. For additional information, contact Penny Mitchell at pmitchell@flcities.com.

Mayor John Land Years of Service Awards 


Named in honor of long-time Apopka Mayor John Land who served his city for more than 60 years, this award honors elected municipal officials for their extensive years of dedicated public service.

The League honors the 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 50 years of service milestones. Awards are presented annually by League ambassadors, typically during city council or commission meetings. 

Contact Eryn Russell for additional information. 

Florida Municipal Achievement Awards 


Begun in 2009, the Florida Municipal Achievement Awards program provides Florida’s cities with an opportunity to receive recognition for superior and innovative efforts in three categories: City Spirit Award, Florida Citizenship Award, and Environmental Stewardship Award. 

Click here to learn more. Contact Eryn Russell with any questions.