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FLC University

FLC University logo FINALFlorida’s city officials are asked to wear many hats and solve a wide range of complex problems. Every city is unique, but public service is at the heart of what all municipalities do every day.

The FLC University is here to help with tools, educational programs, resources and best practices for the myriad tasks and responsibilities our members are faced with on a daily basis.

With regional summits, webinars/online learning, classroom workshops, continuing education in ethics and multi-day training sessions for elected officials, the FLC University is a one-stop shop for all of your municipal training needs – many of these are available at no cost to your city! View the FLC Events & Training Calendar for current offerings.

Have ideas for training topics or a great space in your city to host training sessions? We’d love to hear from you! Click here to submit your ideas. 

Meet the Team

ORL 211 Lynn Tipton close up 2019Lynn Tipton
FLC University Director

Lynn has been a League employee since 1991. She began at the FLC as a federal and state lobbyist. Today, Lynn is responsible for developing and delivering training, overseeing the League’s Center for Municipal Research and Innovation, developing resource materials in a number of subject areas for members, and other special projects. 

Scott-Paine-CasualDr. Scott Paine
FLC University Director of Leadership Development & Education
For nearly 20 years he has worked with the League as a columnist, blogger, facilitator and presenter. Dr. Paine has worked at the University of Tampa as Associate Professor and at the University of South Florida. He also served as a Tampa city councilman for eight years.
ORL 39 Shwanda BarnetteShwanda Barnette
FLC University Specialist

Shwanda Barnette received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Following a judicial clerkship, private practice, and adjunct teaching at Georgetown Law, Shwanda worked for five years in District of Columbia government in Program Development, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Development.