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October Meeting Information
Upcoming Events
Members and Associate Members
Our Advocacy Efforts
Legislative Priorities
Additional Information
Contact Us

October Meeting Information

Our October 16th meeting will be hosted by the City of Seminole, and will take place at the Seminole City Park, Community Building (7464 Ridge Road. Seminole, FL  33772) from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

This event is free, and lunch is sponsored by North American Development Group, Jeff Preston.

About North American Development Group

North American Development Group is one of North America’s leading shopping center acquisition and development companies. In its cumulative business history, North American Development Group ("NADG") has been active in the development, acquisition, redevelopment and management of over 200 shopping centers comprising well in excess of 25 million square feet of GLA with an enterprise value of over $3 billion.

Upcoming Events

November 13
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of Oldsmar

December 18
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of Tampa

January 12
Opening of Florida Legislative Session

January 15
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of Largo

February 19
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of Pinellas Park

March 11
End of Florida Legislative Session

March 18
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of St. Pete Beach

April 15
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of South Pasadena

May 21
SLC Awards Dinner


Associate Members

Learn more about Associate Membership

September's Featured Associate Member: Burton & Associates

Burton & Associates has been the premier local government rate and financial planning consulting firm for over 25 years. Our team offers extensive experience in financial forecasting and planning, cost allocation, and rate assessment program design and development. All individuals assigned to our project teams have significant experience with financial planning and rate consulting services and come highly recommended by past and present clients.

Our Advocacy Efforts

Suncoast Regional Advocacy Team

Become a member of the Suncoast Advocacy Team and YOU can make a difference in your community, the Suncoast region and throughout the state of Florida!

As a team member, you’ll become part of an elite group of local elected officials in the Suncoast League of Cities that frequently interact with state legislators to promote and preserve Municipal Home Rule.

You’ll also be part of a strong advocacy team that serves as catalysts for securing support from legislators on issues affecting the cities and towns in the Suncoast region and statewide. Get exclusive access to proven advocacy strategies that you can incorporate into your busy schedules, whether you’re advocating from home or in Tallahassee!

Legislative Priorities

2016 FLC Legislative Priorities

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The Florida League of Cities, Inc., formed in 1922, represents the municipalities of Florida. Its mission is to concentrate the influence of all city, town and village officials upon other policymaking bodies for the purpose of shaping legislation and public policy, sharing the advantages of cooperative action, and exchanging ideas and experiences.

2016 SLC Legislative Priorities

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We, as empowered members of the Suncoast League of Cities and elected officials representing one million citizens, advocate on a regional level the following 2015 Legislative Priorities:


Vacation Rental
The Suncoast League of Cities supports legislation that repeals the state preemption of the regulation of vacation rental properties in order to allow local governments to regulate such properties to protect the health and welfare of residents, visitors and businesses.

Public Records
The Suncoast League of Cities supports public records reform to discourage or eliminate schemes designed to generate violations of public records laws as well as limit harassing or unreasonable public records requests.

Relocation of Utilities
The Suncoast League of Cities opposes legislation that mandates local government and their taxpayers bear the cost of relocating utility equipment when the equipment is located within a public utility easement or right-of-way and needs to be relocated for public purposes.


Flood Insurance
The Suncoast League of Cities supports efforts by Congress and FEMA to keep flood insurance rates affordable while balancing the fiscal solvency of the National Flood Insurance Program.

Additional Information

Florida Regional Compact Initiative

FLC President Surrency’s Florida Regional Compact Initiative is a voluntary program designed to encourage cities to join forces to:

  • identify and coalesce around a shared challenge
  • learn to collaborate across jurisdictional and ideological boundaries
  • craft and commit to a joint action plan to address regional needs

Upcoming: FLC 55th Annual Legislative Conference

Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista
November 19-20, 2015

Join your municipal colleagues as the state's top legislative issues are discussed! Come learn more about the president's priority, messaging for 2016 priorities, impacts of redistricting and advocacy strategies for your city. Registration coming soon.

Upcoming: FLC Legislative Action Days

DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee
February 2-3, 2016

This is a unique opportunity for city officials from across the state to gather in Tallahassee to discuss the latest legislative issues and developments affecting municpalities. You will also have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with your legislators to provide a valuable, local government perspective.

Contact Us

Angela Crist, Executive Director
cell: (813) 857-8801

Becky Clayton, FIOG Training Support Specialist
cell: (813) 974-9627