Florida League of Cities

Welcome, newly elected officials! Congratulations on your recent election or appointment. As you embark on this journey of public service, the Florida League of Cities (FLC) is here as a resource to you.  


The League has been the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments for more than 100 years. We believe in local voices making local choices, which focuses on the impact citizens and city leaders have on improving Florida’s communities. (Click here to learn more about FLC). 

Within your first six months in office, we recommend taking advantage of the following programs and resources:

1. Get to know your city

Use this orientation checklist as a guide to collect information that will help you familiarize yourself with your municipality and other intergovernmental agencies.  

2. Attend training for newly elected officials 

  • Online Orientation for Newly Elected Officials. This online orientation consists of mixed media lessons covering all aspects of municipal governance and municipal services. Learn More
  • Institute for Elected Municipal Officials (IEMO). This in-person educational program is specially designed for elected officials with less than one term in office. IEMO offers a comprehensive overview of Florida municipal government presented by top professionals in the field. Learn More

After your first six months in office, we recommend taking advantage of the following programs and resources: 


1. Complete your ethics training

A state-mandated requirement for all of Florida's elected officials offered by FLC University quarterly. Learn More  

2. Save or print the Florida Municipal Officials Manual

A Florida-specific reference guide for elected officials and municipal staff. Bookmark or print the manual for a handy reference. View Manual  

3. Become an advocate

Learn how to use your voice to protect local decision-making in your community.;

  • Read the Advo-Kit. This online advocacy toolkit contains information, resources and examples for all levels of advocacy, particularly beginners. Access the Advo-Kit
  • Participate in the Online Advocacy Course. This virtual program is designed to help city officials understand the legislative process and learn strategies to become strong, effective advocates. Register Here

2024 Save the Dates

Institute for Elected Municipal Officials (IEMO)
A comprehensive overview of Florida municipal government offered at different locations throughout the state. Learn More
    IEMO I: June 7-8, Palm Beach Gardens or October 4-5, Tampa
    IEMO II: April 12-13, Altamonte Springs or October 25-26, Altamonte Springs

4-Hour State-Mandated Ethics Training
A state-mandated annual requirement for all of Florida's elected officials offered quarterly. Lean More
    July 17, October 16 or December 18, Virtual

FLC Annual Conference
The League’s flagship event for municipal officials and senior staff to learn, network and discuss strategies for Florida’s future. Learn More
    August 15-17, Hollywood

FLC Legislative Conference
An opportunity for city leaders to learn about important municipal issues and adopt FLC’s legislative priorities. Learn More
    December 5-6, Kissimmee

Questions? Reach out to your Membership Team! Eryn Russell, Membership Programs Specialist, and Chris Holley, Director of External Services.