Florida League Of Cities Honors Coral Springs Leaders With 2022 Home Rule Hero Awards

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Florida League of Cities has honored Coral Springs Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons and Commissioner Joy Carter with the 2022 Home Rule Hero Awards.

A statement from the City of Coral Springs:

The Florida League of Cities (FLC), celebrating its 100th anniversary as the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized Coral Springs Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons and Commissioner Joy Carter with the 2022 Home Rule Hero Award for their hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2022 Legislative Session. Both commissioners worked tirelessly throughout session to promote local voices making local choices, protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities and advance the League’s legislative agenda.

“The ability for Coral Springs to set our own rules and ordinances is a critical element to help meet the unique needs of our community,” Simmons said. “It’s truly an honor to be a Home Rule Award winner this year.”

“What’s best for the State of Florida might not always be best for Coral Springs, which is why I always advocate for Home Rule,” Carter said. “I am especially proud of this recognition, and I will always be an advocate for our community.”

Home Rule is the ability for a city to establish its own form of government and enact ordinances, codes, plans and resolutions without prior state approval. The 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.

“On behalf of the League and its legislative team, we’re very proud to present this year’s Home Rule Hero Awards to a deserving group of municipal leaders,” said FLC Director of Legislative Affairs Casey Cook. “We had a record number of Home Rule Heroes this year, which shows the dedication and impact of local officials on behalf of their residents and businesses in protecting local decision-making. These local officials were constantly engaged and actively advocating for their communities throughout the 2022 Legislative Session. They’re heroes for Home Rule and we thank them for their efforts.”