The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Mayor Linda Hudson with a 2018 Home Rule Hero Award. Mayor Linda Hudson earned this prestigious award for her tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2018 legislative session.
“These dedicated municipal officials are some of the Florida League of Cities’ biggest advocates for municipal issues,” said Florida League of Cities President Gil Ziffer. “Their efforts during the 2018 legislative session were extraordinary. The League and its legislative team are proud to recognize and thank them for their service.”
Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems through and by local decision makers with minimal state interference. The 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.
"Our very own Mayor Linda Hudson has been honored with the 2018 Home Rule Hero Award and we could not be more proud," said City Manager, Nicholas Mimms. "Her tireless efforts for the residents and businesses throughout our community are inspiring, as she is a kind, compassionate, and selfless leader. Mayor Hudson not only supports our local community, she has joined the statewide effort with the Florida League of Cities to ensure the concerns of local municipalities are addressed."