From Florida League of Cities:
The Florida League of Cities has appointed Prebble Q Ramswell, Councilwoman for the City of Destin, as Chair of the 2015-2016 Growth Management and Economic Affairs (GMEA) Legislative Policy Committee. As chair of one of five legislative committees, Ramswell has also been selected to serve on the 2015 Resolutions Committee and the 2015 Legislative Committee for the League.
"Municipal officials are the driving force behind the League’s legislative success. In addition to setting the legislative priorities, the League’s policy committee members help to provide League staff with a better understanding of the real world implications of proposed legislation,” said Florida League of Cities Legislative Director Scott Dudley. “We appreciate their willingness to serve, as well as the time, energy and dedication that goes into developing a policy direction for our legislative efforts.”
Ramswell served on the GMEA committee in 2014-2015, working with other appointees to select and advocate for bills via the creation of resolutions and discussions with Senators and Representatives during the Legislative session earlier this year. Ramswell also serves on the Florida Senate Committee Veterans Florida.
“It is honor to be selected to serve the League, the State of Florida, and the City of Destin by working to ensure proposed bills are representative of local and state needs. I look forward to working with my Vice-Chair Mayor Bill Capote (Town of Palm Bay) and committee to select our legislative priorities for the 2016 Florida Legislative Session,” stated Ramswell.
Legislative Policy Committee chairs, vice-chairs and members are appointed annually by the League president. Any city official is eligible to serve on a Policy Committee, and appointments are typically based upon a city official’s support and advocacy of the League’s adopted Legislative Action Agenda, participation at meetings, Legislative Action Day and other legislative-related activities.
For more information on the Florida League of Cities’ Legislative Policy Development Process, please visit http://www.floridaleagueofcities.com/Advocacy.aspx?CNID=42.
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.