The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Council Member Jordan Leonard and Council Member & Florida League of Cities 1st Vice President Isaac Salver with a 2019 Home Rule Hero Award. Our council members earned this prestigious award for their tireless efforts to protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities and advance the League’s legislative agenda during the 2019 legislative session. This is Isaac Salver’s second and Jordan Leonard’s third straight year receiving the Home Rule Hero Award. Congratulations gentlemen.
“The dedication and effort of these local officials during the 2019 legislative session was extraordinary,” said FLC Legislative Director Scott Dudley. “These are some of our biggest advocates for municipal issues, and they’re shining examples of local advocacy in action. On behalf of the League and its legislative team, we’re proud to recognize each and every one of them and thank them for their service.”
Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems with local solutions with minimal state interference. Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials, both elected and non-elected, who consistently reach out to members of the legislature to help give a local perspective to an issue.
We are also pleased to announce that Council Member Salver will be installed as President of the Florida League of Cities at their 93rd Annual Conference to be held August 15-17, 2019, in Orlando.
We are grateful for the dedication and hard work performed by these and all our elected officials on behalf of the Town of Bay Harbor Islands and the other municipalities that make up this great state of Florida. Thank you for making our voices heard.
Founded in 1922, the Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to promote local self-government and serve the needs of Florida’s cities. Florida’s cities are formed by their citizens and governed by their citizens. The League is founded on the belief that local self-government is the keystone of American democracy. For more information, visit www.floridaleagueofcities.com