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Legislative Conference

Legislative Conference

Where local voices come together to identify the biggest challenges facing Florida's cities and their right to make local choices that are best for their communities.


Our Legislative Conference is held each Fall. The 2020 event will be held November 12-13 at the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South. Register Online

Florida League of Cities President Antonio “Tony” Ortiz, commissioner of the City of Orlando, will preside over the conference where he will officially kick-off and lay the foundation for cities’ involvement in the legislative process. Join your municipal colleagues as the state’s top issues are discussed and priorities established for the 2021 session! 

All of Florida’s city officials are essential to the League’s legislative success. Join your municipal colleagues to discuss the latest on the state’s top issues, the status of the FLC legislative priorities and share ideas on ways to urge legislators to support Home Rule! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Updated Program*
We are planning a variety of informative workshops to help you prepare for the 2021 Legislative Session. The specific workshop schedule will be posted to our website and social media as soon as it is available, so check for updates! 

Thursday, November 12, 2020
9:00 a.m. 
Coffee Service

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Deconstructing the 2020 Elections
Presented by Steven J. Vancore, President, VancoreJones Communications

Amplify Your Advocacy – Effectively Communicating with Legislators
With the Honorable Jason W.B. Pizzo, Senator (D-38), Florida Senate, the Honorable Geraldine Thompson, Representative, (D-44), Florida House of Representatives, the Honorable Melony Bell, Representative, (R-56), Florida House of Representatives, the Honorable Dan Daley, Representative, (D-97), Florida House of Representatives

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Awards Luncheon

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Policy Committee Meetings
  - Finance, Taxation and Personnel
  - Land Use and Economic Development
  - Municipal Administration
  - Transportation and Intergovernmental Relations
  - Utilities, Natural Resources and Public Works

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Florida League of Cities Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Networking Event

Friday - November 13, 2020
8:00 a.m.
Coffee Service

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Registration Desk Open

9:00 a.m.
Legislative Committee Meeting & Business Session
After the Legislative Committee meeting and a short break, the Business Session will convene. Scott Dudley, Director, FLC Field Advocacy and Federal Affairs, will talk about the League’s new advocacy initiative and how city officials will play a key role in the League’s legislative success. FLC members will also consider and adopt the 2021 Legislative Action Agenda, the legislative priorities and policy positions for the 2021 Legislative Session.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Continuing Education in Ethics:  Have You Completed Your Hours?
NOTE: This class will be offered on a first come, first served basis. No pre-registration will be accepted and the room will be filled in order of arrival.

*Program Subject to Change

Hotel Information
The 2020 Legislative Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South, located at 4955 Kyngs Heath Road in Kissimmee. The group rate is $145/night and all reservations include a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and complimentary reception. Self-parking is also complimentary. Due to COVID-19, the hotel has some limitations on services and has instituted an enhanced safety protocol. If you would like to receive a copy of this information, please email Melanie Howe at mhowe@flcities.com. Complete reservation instructions will be sent with your registration confirmation.

Cancellation Policy
The League continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19. If we determine that it is necessary to cancel the in-person event and transfer to a virtual meeting, your registration fee will be refunded in full.  Otherwise, cancellations must be emailed to mhowe@flcities.com by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 30 to receive a refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be issued until after the conference and no refunds will be issued for early departure.



Past Conference Information 


The 2019 conference (59th annual) was held held on November 13-15 at Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South.  Presentations are available below.

The 58th Annual Florida League of Cities Legislative Conference was held November 15-16, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South. Click here to view presentations and workshop materials from past conferences. (Please Note: Some presenters may not have materials or may choose not to share them online.)