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Posted on: June 24, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Destin Councilwoman Sandy Trammell Honored with 2015 Home Rule Hero Award

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The Florida League of Cities has recognized Councilwoman Sandy Trammell with a 2015 Home Rule Hero Award.

This prestigious award was presented to Trammell for her tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2015 legislative session. Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials – both elected and nonelected – who consistently responded to the League’s request to reach out to members of the legislature and help give a local perspective to an issue.

“Councilwoman Trammell embodies the definition of a Home Rule Hero. She is extremely dedicated and works hard for the citizens of Destin,” said Florida League of Cities Legislative Director Scott Dudley. “She brings that same level of commitment and energy to helping the Florida League of Cities lobbying team and is always ready and willing to contact legislators and help advocate in support of home rule. Councilwoman Trammell has and always will be a valuable asset to her city and the state of Florida.”

Trammell is currently in her second term on the Destin City Council. She serves on numerous local and state committees and is the Mayor Pro Tem for the city. She is also the chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency Board and serves on the board of directors for the Florida League of Cities and the Northwest Florida League of Cities.

“Strong home rule powers ensure government stays close to the people it serves,” said Trammell. “That’s why I have been, and will continue to be, an advocate for the League – to help eliminate unfunded mandates and preemptions, and protect cities’ right to home rule powers.”

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