Mayor Walter Green Honored with 2018 Home Rule Hero Award Florida League of Cities Recognized City of Dunnellon Official for Outstanding Advocacy Efforts During the 2018 Legislative Session
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The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Mayor Walter Green with a 2018 Home Rule Hero Award. Mayor Green earned this prestigious award for his 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.
“The City of Dunnellon applauds the Florida League of Cities for their acknowledgement of these outstanding municipal officials. It is of little surprise that Mayor Green’s assiduous efforts have earned him this prestigious recognition as he is incredibly dedicated to his work as Mayor, bringing about positive change and improving the quality of life for those he serves,” said City of Dunnellon’s City Administrator Dawn Bowne.
Founded in 1922, the Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to promote local self-government and serve the needs of Florida’s cities. Florida’s cities are formed by their citizens and governed by their citizens. The League is founded on the belief that local self-government is the keystone of American democracy. For more information, visit www.floridaleagueofcities.com.