As city leaders, we should constantly ask: “How can we generate momentum and make our cities even stronger?” During my time as President of the Broward League of Cities, I discovered that amazing things happen when officials collaborate selflessly to benefit our communities. With these thoughts in mind, I’m excited to share my initiative: Serving Our Cities.
Serving Our Cities has three pillars:
- Intentional Collaboration
- Expanding Educational Offerings
- Emphasizing Respectful Public Service
The first pillar, intentional collaboration, centers around reinforcing relationships with state and federal lawmakers and continues to build on the League’s focus on Local Voices Making Local Choices.
Expanded education, the second pillar, focuses on aiding local elected officials to become even more effective communicators through comprehensive leadership training and new tools provided by the League.
Maintaining a commitment to respectful public service is the final pillar of Serving Our Cities. Addressing all challenges respectfully and productively is a critical attribute for local elected officials. This means valuing civility, maintaining decorum and learning how to disagree agreeably.
“Serve” is the keyword that links these three pillars. It’s our collective goal. It’s why we’re here. It’s what inspires us to give our best each and every day. Together we will positively shape the future of the cities we serve.