2016 Legislative Conference Presentations


Thursday, December 8

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
First-Time Attendees’ Orientation
Speaker: Lynn Tipton, Director, FLC University, Florida League of Cities

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Open for Business: How the Department of Economic Opportunity Can Assist City Economic Development Efforts
Speaker: Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon: Deconstructing the 2016 Elections
Speaker:  Aubrey Jewett, Ph.D., Associate Professor, American Politics and Public Policy, University of Central Florida

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Understanding Communication Infrastructure Challenges
Speakers:  Thomas Cloud, City Attorney, Fort Meade, Polk City and Wauchula and President, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association; Tracy Hatch, General Attorney, AT&T; and Kyle Shephard, Chief Assistant City Attorney, City of Orlando

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
The Future of Property Taxes in Florida
Speakers: Amber Hughes, Senior Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities; and Jonathan R. Lewis, City Manager, City of North Port

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lessons from Disasters We Didn’t See Coming
Speakers:  Jeffrey Krauskopf, Mayor, City of Stuart; John W. Mina, Chief of Police, City of Orlando; and Gil Ziffer, Commissioner, City of Tallahassee and First Vice President, Florida League of Cities

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Showcasing Award Winning Community Redevelopment Agencies
Speakers: Timothy Bates, Council Member, City of Clermont; and Scott Singer, Council Member, City of Boca Raton

Friday, December 9

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Show Me the Money! State Funding and Technical Assistance for Local Transportation and Water Projects
Speakers: Carmen Monroy, Director, Office of Policy Planning, Florida Department of Transportation; and Trina Vielhauer, Director, Division of Water Restoration Assistance, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Continuing Education in Ethics
Speaker:  Martin Shelby, Assistant City Attorney, City of Tampa