Policy Development Process
Each year, municipal officials from across the state volunteer to serve on the League’s five Legislative policy committees. 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. In an effort to get a broad spectrum of ideas and to more fully understand the impact of League policy proposals on rural and urban cities of all sizes, it is ideal that each of Florida’s cities be represented on one or more of the League’s Legislative policy committees.
Due to the 2018 legislative session beginning in January instead of March 2018, policy committees will be meeting this summer instead of this fall. All volunteers should make note of the dates and locations of the policy meetings. Information about the room blocks will be distributed soon.
• Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando (mtg. on Thursday will be at 4 pm and will be a Post Session review; regular policy mtgs. will be held on Friday)
• Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Hilton Orlando
• Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Orlando World Center Marriott (during FLC Annual Conference)
• Legislative Conference will be held December 6-8, 2017 in Orlando.
If you would like to apply to serve on one of the policy committees for the 2017-2018 process, please click here.
Due to potential sunshine issues, only one elected official per city is appointed to each committee. However, a city could have both an elected and non-elected city official serve on each of the five committees. Appointments are made based upon a city official’s support and advocacy of the League’s adopted Legislative Action Agenda, participation at meetings, Legislative Action Days and other legislative-related activities.
Above are links to each of the five League policy committees. Review the issues that fall within the purview of that committee, current committee members, staff contact details and links to issue briefs and advocacy resources. If you are interested in learning more about the policy committee process, please contact Mary Edenfied at (850) 222-9684 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org