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Commissioner Benson appointed to Florida League of Cities Committee

Post Date:10/04/2016 4:11 PM

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Lauderhill’s Commissioner Hayward J. Benson, Jr. Appointed to Serve on Florida League of Cities 2016-2017 Legislative Policy Committee

CONTACT: Commissioner Hayward J. Benson, Jr.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 28, 2016

hbenson@lauderhill-fl.gov/(954)730-3015

The Florida League of Cities has appointed Hayward J. Benson, Jr., Commissioner, City of Lauderhill to serve on the 2016-2017 Growth Management & Economic Affairs Legislative Policy Committee.

"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 there is a significant commitment of time and energy that goes into developing a policy direction for our legislative efforts.”

He is currently a member of the City Commission of the City of Lauderhill, an “All-America City”.

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.  

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