The Florida League of Cities has appointed Commissioner Marcus Hawkins to serve on the 2014-2015 Growth Management and Economic Affairs Legislative Policy Committee.
“Municipal officials are the driving force behind the League’s legislative success. In addition to setting the legislative priorities, the League’s policy committee members help to provide League staff with a better understanding of the real world implications of proposed legislation,” said Florida League of Cities Legislative Director Scott Dudley. “We appreciate their willingness to serve, as well as the time, energy and dedication that goes into developing a policy direction for our legislative efforts.”
Commissioner Hawkins serves the City of Madison District 4. He is serving in his first term as Commissioner and is eager to serve the citizens of Madison in any capacity that he can. Commissioner Hawkins stated, “I see this as a great opportunity, not only for myself as a newly elected commissioner, but to gain a greater understanding of policy procedures and how decisions are being made that could possibly benefit or affect Madison. There are a lot of things going on in Tallahassee and across the state that may benefit us greatly in Madison, especially in the area of growth and economic affairs.”
Legislative Policy Committee chairs, vice-chairs and members are appointed annually by the League president. Any city official is eligible to serve on a Policy Committee, and appointments are typically based upon a city official’s support and advocacy of the League’s adopted Legislative Action Agenda, participation at meetings, Legislative Action Day and other legislative-related activities.
For more information on the Florida League of Cities’ Legislative Policy Development Process, please visit http://www.floridaleagueofcities.com/Advocacy.aspx?CNID=42.
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.