FLC Advocacy Tips: Checking in on your Advocacy Health

From the Florida League of Cities

If you want to be in top advocacy shape by the start of the 2016 session then there are no “lazy days of summer”! So it’s time for another checkup on your advocacy health.

Last month we shared why it’s so important to create an advocacy plan to keep you on track. Part of that plan should include evaluating how you communicated with legislators, the outcome of your communication and how you can improve (or keep doing what you’re already doing). So this month we’ll address questions two through four of our Advocacy Checkup:

Question #2 – Did your legislators respond to your communication (i.e. phone calls, emails, and letters)?
Question #3 – If they did respond, did you get the desired results?
Question #4 – If they didn’t respond, what can you do to change that?

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September's Featured Member: City of Temple Terrace

Incorporated in 1925, Temple Terrace is a city of 25,000 on the banks of the Hillsborough River in West Central Florida.

Temple Terrace provides an unparalleled standard of living for its more than 25,000 residents. From its beautiful parks to the college feel coming from the University of South Florida and Florida College, Temple Terrace provides residents “with a feeling they can’t get anywhere else.”Continue reading


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. Their team offers extensive experience in financial forecasting and planning, cost allocation, and rate assessment program design and development. All individuals assigned to project teams have significant experience with financial planning and rate consulting services and come highly recommended by past and present clients.

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