League of Cities Honors Largo Officials
They were recognized for outstanding advocacy efforts during the 2018 Legislative session.
LARGO – The Florida League of Cities has recognized Mayor Woody Brown, Commissioner John Carroll, Commissioner Jamie Robinson and Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator Cheryl Reed with 2018 Home Rule Hero awards.
Brown, Carroll, Robinson and Reed earned this prestigious award for their tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and to help protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2018 legislative session.
“These dedicated municipal officials are some of the Florida League of Cities’ biggest advocates for municipal issues,” Florida League of Cities President Gil Ziffer said. “Their efforts during the 2018 legislative session were extraordinary. The League and its legislative team are proud to recognize and thank them for their service.”
Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems through and by local decision makers with minimal state interference. The Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials – both elected and non-elected – who consistently responded to the League’s request to reach out to members of the legislature and help give a local perspective to an issue.
“This year was particularly challenging as there was a real effort in Tallahassee to eliminate local self government,” Brown said. “I am proud of our team and our colleagues from municipalities across Florida that joined together to preserve the role of our diverse cities in this state.”
For information about the Largo commission, go to largo.com.
Photo shows, from left, Largo Mayor Woody Brown and Council members Jamie Robinson and John Carroll
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