INSTITUTE FOR ELECTED MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

Florida League of Cities


The FLC University is proud to bring you the Institute for Elected Municipal Officials (IEMO).

Created in 1992, the Institute for Elected Municipal Officials (IEMO) program is a comprehensive educational initiative designed to equip municipal elected officials with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to govern their municipalities effectively.  

The curriculum covers various aspects of municipal governance through interactive and educational workshops led by experienced instructors, as well as engaging in peer-to-peer learning and networking. 

The program includes three levels: IEMO I, IEMO II and FLC Leadership.  

Institute for Elected Municipal Officials I (IEMO I)

IEMO I is specially designed for newly elected officials and those with less than one term in office. Workshops include an overview of Florida municipal government and intergovernmental relations, strategies and best practices for effective councils, budgeting and accounting, taxes and other revenue sources, and parliamentary procedures. Sample Agenda  
 
A registration fee of $300 covers instructional costs, materials, refreshment breaks and lunch on Friday and Saturday.  
 
2024 IEMO I Dates and Locations  

  • January 19-20, 2024: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center – Gainesville 
  • June 7-8, 2024: Embassy Suites Palm Beach Gardens 
  • October 4-5, 2024: Embassy Suites Airport Westshore – Tampa 

Institute for Elected Municipal Officials II (IEMO II)

IEMO II is reserved for graduates of the IEMO I program, or those elected city officials who have completed one or more terms in office. Participants will be asked through the registration process which criteria they meet. Workshops include decision-making models, communication best practices and media relations, growth management, advanced revenue and finance, and personnel and labor issues. Sample Agenda
 
A registration fee of $300 covers instructional costs, materials, refreshment breaks and lunch on Friday and Saturday.  
 
2024 IEMO II Dates and Locations 

  • April 12-13, 2024: Embassy Suites Orlando North - Altamonte Springs 
  • October 25-26, 2024: Embassy Suites Orlando North - Altamonte Springs  

FLC Leadership 

FLC Leadership is an interactive course that offers elected officials a unique opportunity to enhance their leadership skills through keynote addresses and group problem-solving, all while engaging in meaningful dialogue with fellow local leaders. FLC Leadership is reserved for graduates of the IEMO II program, and as no two classes will be same, it can be repeated. Sample Agenda

A registration fee of $250 covers instructional costs, materials, refreshment breaks and lunch.  

2024 FLC Leadership Dates and Locations 

  • February 9, 2024: Embassy Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista South