NEWBERRY ‒ The Florida League of Cities (FLC) recently announced that two staff members of the City of Newberry have been appointed to the League’s Legislative Policy Committee.

Director of Finance and Administration Dallas Lee was appointed to the Municipal Administration Committee and will join Newberry City Clerk Judy Rice, who was reappointed to the Utilities, Natural Resources and Public Works Committee.

As a Legislative Policy Committee member, Rice and Lee will help develop the League’s Legislative Action Agenda, which details priority issues that are most likely to affect daily municipal governance and local decision-making during the upcoming legislative session, as well as help League staff, understand the real-world implications of proposed legislation. Committee members are also asked to serve as advocates for local decision-making throughout the legislative process.

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve as a legislative policy committee member,” said Rice on learning of her re-appointment. “As a public servant, I look forward to discussing with the committee the many issues facing our cities and deciding on a policy direction for the Florida League of Cities legislative efforts,” she said.

Lee echoed Rice’s sentiments stating, “I am pleased and excited to serve on this committee to offer a local voice to these important topics at the state level.”

In announcing these appointments, FLC explained their purpose and philosophy. “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, which are formed and governed by their citizens. The League believes in ‘Local Voices Making Local Choices,’ which focuses on the impact citizens and city leaders have in improving Florida’s communities.”

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