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Mayor Meehan Honored With Home Rule Hero Award

Post Date:07/05/2017 4:33 PM
The Florida League of Cities recently honored Melbourne Mayor Kathleen H. Meehan with a 2017 Home Rule Hero Award in recognition of her efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2017 regular legislative session.

Home rule is the ability for a city to establish its own form of government and enact ordinances, codes, plans and resolutions without prior state approval. The Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials – both elected and nonelected – who consistently responded to the League’s request to reach out to members of the legislature and help give a local perspective to an issue.  

“Our Home Rule Heroes are shining examples of local advocacy in action,” said Boca Raton Mayor and Florida League of Cities President Susan Haynie. “These dedicated municipal officials take time out of their busy schedules to cultivate relationships with their legislators and help them understand the issues that are most important to their constituents back home.”

Melbourne Mayor Kathleen H. Meehan
Melbourne Mayor Kathleen H. Meehan

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