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Legislative Policy Committees

Each year, municipal officials from across the state volunteer to serve on the League’s five Legislative policy committees.

 

Policy committee appointments for 2021-2022 have been announced. The Florida League of Cities’ Legislative Policy Committees set the legislative agenda for the League and Florida’s 411 municipalities.


Appointments are typically a one-year commitment and involve developing the League’s Legislative Action Agenda detailing priority issues that are most likely to affect daily municipal governance and local decision making during the upcoming legislative session. Policy committee members also help League staff understand the real-world implications of proposed legislation and are asked to serve as advocates throughout the legislative process. Learn More

The chairs, staff contacts and rosters (new 2021-2022 rosters will be available soon) for each policy committee can be found below. Our gratitude to the officials who are serving as chair and vice-chair of these committees. Their leadership is essential as we prepare for another Legislative session. 

In addition to the policy committees, League members also serve on the following standing committees: the Legislative Committee, the Advocacy Committee and the Resolutions Committee. Learn More


2021-2022 Meeting Schedule

  • June 11, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport, 9300 Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32827.
  • July 16, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport, 9300 Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32827.
  • August 12, 2021 during FLC Annual Conference. The Conference will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, 8701 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL, 32821.
  • Policy committees will meet during FLC Legislative Conference on November 3-5, 2021 at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL, 34746.

Finance, Taxation & Personnel


This committee addresses municipal roles in general finance and tax issues, Home Rule revenues, infrastructure funding, insurance, local option revenues, pension issues, personnel and collective bargaining issues, revenue sharing,  tax and budget reform, telecommunications and workers’ compensation. 

FLC Staff Contact: Amber Hughes  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe   │ 2021-2022 Committee Roster   

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Chair: Deputy Mayor Kenny Johnson
City of Palm Bay 

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Vice Chair: Commissioner John Carroll
City ofLargo

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Staff Contact: Amber Hughes, Senior Legislative Advocate
Florida League of Cities



Land Use & Economic Development


This committee addresses policies specific to municipal concerns with community redevelopment, economic development, growth management and land use planning issues, annexation, eminent domain, tort liability and property rights.


FLC Staff Contact: David Cruz  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe   │ 2021-2022 Committee Roster 

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Chair: Vice Mayor Jack Dearmin
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Vice Chair: Commissioner Joseph McMullen
Town of Oakland 

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Staff Contact: David Cruz, Deputy General Counsel/Legislative Counsel
Florida League of Cities



Municipal Administration


This committee addresses municipal concerns with code enforcement, elections, emergency management, gaming, homeland security, public meetings, public property management, public records, public safety, and procurement, as well as charter counties and special districts.


FLC Staff Contact: Tara Taggart  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe  │ 2021-2022 Committee Roster 

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Chair: Vice-Mayor Kim Glas-Castro 
Town of Lake Park 

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Vice Chair: Vice Mayor Sam Fite
City of Bowling Green

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Staff Contact: Tara Taggart, Legislative Policy Analyst
Florida League of Cities



Transportation & Intergovernmental Relations


This committee addresses municipal concerns relating to transportation and highway safety, as well as aviation, affordable housing (and homelessness), billboards, building codes, charter schools, rights-of-way and veterans affairs.

FLC Staff Contact: Jeff Branch  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe  │ 2021-2022 Committee Roster

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Chair:  Commissioner Rufus J. Borom
City of Palatka

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Vice Chair: Councilman Jeff Hmara

Village of Royal Palm Beach 

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Staff Contact: Jeff Branch, Senior Legislative Advocate
Florida League of Cities



Utilities, Natural Resources & Public Works


This committee addresses policies specific to municipal concerns with coastal management, energy, environmental and wetlands permitting, hazardous and toxic wastes, recycling, solid waste collection and disposal, stormwater, wastewater treatment and reuse, water management, water quality and quantity.


FLC Staff Contact: Rebecca O'Hara  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe   │ 2021-2022 Committee Roster 

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Chair: Mayor Heidi K. Herzberg
City of Deltona 

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Vice Chair: Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch
City of Sarasota 

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Staff Contact: Rebecca O'Hara, Deputy General Counsel
Florida League of Cities