Thank you to all those who attended the 2017-2018 Annual Planning Retreat on Saturday, June 24 hosted by the City of Dunedin!
The Retreat was a huge success: an ACTION PLAN was created for TAG Tampa Bay, Draft Legislative Priorities were developed, Key Legislative Roundtables Identified and a new Legislative Session Travel Pilot Program introduced.
The Juvenile Welfare Board is a publicly funded, mission-driven organization that is all about Pinellas County children and families and believes all kids matter.
The JWB improves their lives through programs, partnerships and advocacy that ultimately beneﬁt the whole community. JWB responsibly invests in programs with proven results and creates innovative partnerships that beneﬁt tens of thousands of children and families each year. Their efforts also strengthen neighborhoods, communities and schools, making this a better place for everyone to live.
JWB is governed by an 11–member Board of Directors and has identiﬁed three strategic focus areas: School Readiness, School Success, and the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Members of the SLC Advocacy Team joined the Florida League of Cities on February 1-2 for the FLC Legislative Action Days. Pictured are members meeting with Representatives Danny Burgess and Chris Latvala.
Getting the training and continuing education you need is easy!
You may be aware of the new state law requiring all elected municipal officers to receive four (4) hours of ethics-specific training.
This law went into on effect January 1, 2015, and no prior training will be counted. (If you were elected after January 1, 2015, you have one year from the date of your election to complete the training. For example, if elected March 10, 2015, you have until March 10, 2016, to complete the training). Training is required every year. Only training taken after January 1 and within the calendar year will count toward the requirement. FLC University will be providing both online and in-person courses to meet the requirement. There will be no charge to attend if the individual is an elected official of an FLC-member municipality. The law specifies that the four hours be taught with these components:
Two hours of Florida Ethics Law (Chapter 112, Florida Statutes)
One hour of Open Meetings (Chapter 286, Florida Statutes)
One hour of Open Records (Chapter 119, Florida Statutes)
It will be the responsibility of the municipal officer (includes elected clerks, police chiefs) to keep records on the completion of these courses. If a person is elected for the first time in the first months of the year, they have until 2018 to complete the continuing education.
The Suncoast League of Cities will host Continuing Education in Ethics Training: