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The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, announced that Haines City’s Director of Public Infrastructure, James Keene, was recently appointed to serve on the Florida League of Cities 2021-2022 Utilities, Natural Resources & Public Works Committee, one of the League’s five Legislative Policy Committees.
Legislative Policy Committee chairs, vice-chairs, and members were appointed by the League’s incoming President, City of Lakeland Commissioner Phillip Walker.
As a Legislative Policy Committee member, Keene will help develop the League’s Legislative Action Agenda, which details priority issues that are most likely to affect daily municipal governance and local decision-making during the upcoming legislative session, as well as help League, staff understands the real-world implications of proposed legislation. Committee members are also asked to serve as advocates for local decision-making throughout the legislative process.
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, which are formed and governed by their citizens. The League believes in “Local Voices Making Local Choices,” which focuses on the impact citizens and city leaders have in improving Florida’s communities. For more information, visit flcities.com.