Florida League of Cities

When local voices come together, great things happen. Our cities and issues may not be the same, but we're all united in making local choices. 

The FLC annual conference is an opportunity for municipal officials and senior staff to enhance leadership skills, learn from municipal experts, share ideas with peers, discuss strategies for Florida’s future and hear about the latest in products and services for municipal governments. 

The 2022 annual conference was held August 11-13, at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla.

2022 Workshop Presentations

Workshop presentations and a selection of recorded sessions are available below. (Please Note: Not all sessions/workshops had presentation materials and some presenters may choose not to share their presentations online.)

Thursday, August 11, 2022

“Cities 101” Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Broadband Update: Making the Connection
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

First-Time Attendees’ Orientation
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Youth Council Program
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Future Conference Dates + Locations

  • August 10-12, 2023 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • August 15-17, 2024 at the Diplomat Beach Resort - Hollywood

2021 Workshop Presentations

The 2021 conference was held August 12-14 at the World Center Marriott in Orlando. Workshop presentations and a selection of recorded sessions are available below. Click here to view the conference minutes. 

Please Note: Some workshops did not have presentations and some speakers may choose not to share their presentations. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

"Cities 101" Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Council Meetings that Build Trust
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

First-Time Attendees' Orientation
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Research Symposiums

The Center for Municipal Research hosts a research symposium in conjunction with the League's annual conference in August. Supplemental symposiums may be held in conjunction with the legislative conference in November.

These symposiums bring together public administrators, elected officials and the academic community. Each symposium focuses on specific local government issues, and how research, statistics and trends can be used in the local government setting.

The 2021 Research Symposium, Grants for Florida’s Cities: Assistance, Availability and Accountability, held on Wednesday, August 11 at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, explored the grants process with guidance from the League’s grants assistance partner eCivis and representatives from state agencies, including the Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Emergency Management.

Presentations are available below. 

  • FLC Grants Assistance Program with eCivis
    Speakers: Chris Holley II, Manager, Research and Innovation, Florida League of Cities and Corey Coll, Sr. Enterprise Account Executive, eCivis
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection – Resilience, Management, and Restoration
    Speakers: Whitney Gray, Administrator, Florida Resilient Coastlines Program, Holly Edmond, Program Administrator, Florida Coastal Management Program, and Nathan Jagoda, Environmental Specialist III, Division of Water Restoration Assistance
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management – Mitigation and Recovery
    Speakers: Laura Dhuwe, Deputy Bureau Chief of Mitigation and Melissa Shirah, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Recovery
  • Navigating Grants in the Age of CARES and ARPA 
    Speaker: Maria Howeth, Interim Director of Customer Success, eCivis
  • Presentation Recordings

Click here to access presentations from previous symposiums.

2020 Conference Information

With the health and safety of our membership and staff our top priority, the August 2020 FLC Annual Business Meeting/Nominating Committee Meetings and FLC Board Meetings were held on a fully virtual basis. Conference minutes are available here. Click here to view the resolutions approved during the business meeting on Friday, August 14. 

Given the recent strain on municipal budgets, as well as the uncertainty surrounding gathering sizes and the potential future health impacts of COVID-19, the League felt a virtual event would both help protect our membership and allow more municipal officials to participate. 

The League remains committed to providing opportunities for all virtual attendees to engage, interact and collaborate on the future of the organization.