The Center for Municipal Research
hosts a research symposium in conjunction with the League's annual conference in August. Supplemental symposiums may be held 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.
The 2021 Research Symposium, Grants for Florida’s Cities: Assistance, Availability and Accountability, held on Wednesday, August 11 at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, explored the grants process with guidance from the League’s grants assistance partner eCivis
and representatives from state agencies, including the Department of Environmental Protection
and the Division of Emergency Management
Presentations are available below.
- FLC Grants Assistance Program with eCivis
Speakers: Chris Holley II, Manager, Research and Innovation, Florida League of Cities and Corey Coll, Sr. Enterprise Account Executive, eCivis
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection – Resilience, Management, and Restoration
Speakers: Whitney Gray, Administrator, Florida Resilient Coastlines Program, Holly Edmond, Program Administrator, Florida Coastal Management Program, and Nathan Jagoda, Environmental Specialist III, Division of Water Restoration Assistance
- Florida Division of Emergency Management – Mitigation and Recovery
Speakers: Laura Dhuwe, Deputy Bureau Chief of Mitigation and Melissa Shirah, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Recovery
- Navigating Grants in the Age of CARES and ARPA
Speaker: Maria Howeth, Interim Director of Customer Success, eCivis
- Presentation Recordings
Click here to access presentations from previous symposiums.