The Florida League of Cities recently announced that Royal Palm Beach Councilman Jeff Hmara has been appointed to serve as chair of the Florida League of Cities 2022-23 Transportation & Intergovernmental Relations Committee, one of the league’s five legislative policy committees.
Legislative policy committee chairs, vice chairs and members were appointed by Florida League of Cities President Jolien Caraballo, vice mayor of the City of Port St. Lucie.
As a legislative policy committee member, Hmara 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 to serve as chair of this important policy committee,” Hmara said. “Affordable housing and transportation are this year’s priorities. Both have major impacts on quality of life in our cities.”
Hmara has served on this policy committee for about five years. He is also a board member of the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency and past president of Palm Beach County League of Cities.
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, which are formed and governed by their citizens. For more information, visit www.flcities.com.