In 2009, the Florida League of Cities began the Florida Municipal Achievement Awards program, which recognizes innovations and excellence in municipal government.
The Florida League of Cities announced the following cities as winners of
its 5th Annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards:
In commemoration of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival to Florida in 1513, this
year’s program was themed, “History
Happened Here: A Celebration of the Great History of Florida’s Cities”
Earlier this year as a partner in the Viva Florida 500 initiative, the Florida
League of Cities launched the “History
Happened Here” campaign to educate Florida residents and visitors alike
about the rich history of Florida’s cities. This year’s Florida Municipal
Achievement Awards is a continuation of that effort.
The “Teaching Your City’s History
& Heritage” category focuses on municipalities creating educational
opportunities and forums where the city’s history is taught, shared and
celebrated. The “Re-enactments,
Performing Arts, Festivals and Tours” category recognizes cities and their
partners that have created historic events presenting a city’s history. The “Florida’s Natural History: Your Parks and
More” category recognizes the role natural resources play in a city’s
history. The “Measured Success-Communicating
Your City’s Celebration” category recognizes a city’s communication efforts
to engage the local community in its “History
Happened Here” events.
Winning cities will each receive a trophy, be spotlighted in the special
“Best Practices” publication, be
featured in the League’s award-winning publication, Quality Cities (QC), and
on the League’s website and Facebook page.