LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEES

Florida League of Cities


Each year, municipal officials from across the state volunteer to serve on the League’s five Legislative policy committees.


The Florida League of Cities’ Legislative Policy Committees set the legislative agenda for the League and Florida’s 411 municipalities. Click on the button below to sign up to serve on a 2022-23 legislative policy committee by August 15, 2022.

Appointments are typically a one-year commitment and involve developing the League’s Legislative Action Agenda detailing priority issues that are most likely to affect daily municipal governance and local decision making during the upcoming legislative session. Policy committee members also help League staff understand the real-world implications of proposed legislation and are asked to serve as advocates throughout the legislative process. Learn More

The 2021-2022 chairs, staff contacts and rosters for each policy committee can be found below. Our gratitude to the officials who are serving as chair and vice-chair of these committees. Their leadership is essential as we prepare for another Legislative session.

In addition to the policy committees, League members also serve on the following standing committees: the Legislative Committee, the Advocacy Committee and the Resolutions Committee. Learn More

2022-2023 Meeting Schedule


  • September 16, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746
  • October 7, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746
  • December 1, 2022, during FLC Legislative Conference at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746

FINANCE, TAXATION & PERSONNEL

Kenny Johnson

Kenny Johnson

Chair

Deputy Mayor, Palm Bay

John Carroll

John Carroll

Vice Chair

Commissioner, Largo

Amber Hughes

Amber Hughes

Staff Contact

Senior Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities


This committee addresses municipal roles in general finance and tax issues, Home Rule revenues, infrastructure funding, insurance, local option revenues, pension issues, personnel and collective bargaining issues, revenue sharing,  tax and budget reform, telecommunications and workers’ compensation. 

FLC Staff Contact: Amber Hughes  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe   │ 2021-2022 Committee Roster

LAND USE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Jack Dearmin

Jack Dearmin

Chair

Vice Mayor, Lake Alfred

Joseph McMullen

Joseph McMullen

Vice Chair

Commissioner, Oakland

David Cruz

David Cruz

Staff Contact

Deputy General Counsel/Legislative Counsel,
Florida League of Cities

This committee addresses policies specific to municipal concerns with community redevelopment, economic development, growth management and land use planning issues, annexation, eminent domain, tort liability and property rights.


FLC Staff Contact: David Cruz  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe   │ 2021-2022 Committee Roster 

MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION

Kimberly Glas-Castro

Kim Glas-Castro

Chair

Vice-Mayor, Lake Park

Sam Fite

Sam Fite

Vice Chair

Vice Mayor, Bowling Green

Tara Taggart

Tara Taggart

Staff Contact

Legislative Advocate,
Florida League of Cities

This committee addresses municipal concerns with code enforcement, elections, emergency management, gaming, homeland security, public meetings, public property management, public records, public safety, and procurement, as well as charter counties and special districts.


FLC Staff Contact: Tara Taggart  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe  │ 2021-2022 Committee Roster 

TRANSPORTATION & INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Rufus Borom

Rufus J. Borom

Chair

Commissioner, Palatka

Jeff Hmara

Jeff Hmara

Vice Chair

Councilman, Royal Palm Beach

Jeff Branch

Jeff Branch

Staff Contact

Senior Legislative Advocate,
Florida League of Cities

This committee addresses municipal concerns relating to transportation and highway safety, as well as aviation, affordable housing (and homelessness), billboards, building codes, charter schools, rights-of-way and veterans affairs.

FLC Staff Contact: Jeff Branch  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe  │ 2021-2022 Committee Roster   

UTILITIES, NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC WORKS

Heidi Herzberg

Heidi K. Herzberg

Chair

Mayor, Deltona

Jen Ahearn-Koch

Jen Ahearn-Koch

Vice Chair

Commissioner, Sarasota

Rebecca O'Hara

Rebecca O'Hara

Staff Contact

Deputy General Counsel,
Florida League of Cities

This committee addresses policies specific to municipal concerns with coastal management, energy, environmental and wetlands permitting, hazardous and toxic wastes, recycling, solid waste collection and disposal, stormwater, wastewater treatment and reuse, water management, water quality and quantity.


FLC Staff Contact: Rebecca O'Hara  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe   │ 2021-2022 Committee Roster