Florida League of Cities Names Mayor Meehan a “Home Rule Hero”
The Florida League of Cities has recognized Mayor Kathy Meehan with a 2019 Home Rule Hero Award in honor of her tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2019 legislative session.
"I am honored to serve the residents and businesses of the City of Melbourne,” Mayor Meehan said.
Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems through and by local decision makers with minimal state interference. 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.
“The dedication and effort of these local officials during the 2019 legislative session was extraordinary,” said Florida League of Cities Legislative Director Scott Dudley. “These are some of our biggest advocates for municipal issues, and they’re shining examples of local advocacy in action. On behalf of the League and its legislative team, we’re proud to recognize each and every one of them and thank them for their service.”