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The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Mayor Linda Hudson with a 2019 Home Rule Hero Award. Mayor Hudson earned this prestigious award for her tireless efforts to protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities and advance the League’s legislative agenda during the 2019 legislative session.
“The dedication and effort of these local officials during the 2019 legislative session was extraordinary,” said FLC Legislative Director Scott Dudley. “These are some of our biggest advocates for municipal issues, and they’re shining examples of local advocacy in action. On behalf of the League and its legislative team, we’re proud to recognize each and every one of them and thank them for their service.”
Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems with local solutions with minimal state interference. 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.
"Mayor Hudson's tenacious efforts for this great city are inspiring, as she is a kind, compassionate, and selfless leader," said City Manager Nick Mimms. "Mayor Hudson supports our community, residents and business owners by continuing her statewide efforts with the Florida League of Cities to ensure the concerns our local municipalities are heard and addressed.”