Florida League of Cities

When local voices come together, great things happen. Our cities and issues may not be the same, but we're all united in making local choices. 

The FLC annual conference is an opportunity for municipal officials and senior staff to enhance leadership skills, learn from municipal experts, share ideas with peers, discuss strategies for Florida’s future and hear about the latest in products and services for municipal governments. 

The 2023 Annual Conference will be held August 10-12 at the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL  32821). Check back for registration information.

Please Note: Exhibit hall space for the 2023 is SOLD OUT. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Heidi Hogarth to learn more. 

The 2022 annual conference was held August 11-13, at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla. Click here to read the conference minutes. Click here to view resolutions adopted at the conference.

2022 Workshop Presentations

Workshop presentations and a selection of recorded sessions are available below. (Please Note: Not all sessions/workshops had presentation materials and some presenters may choose not to share their presentations online.)

Thursday, August 11, 2022

“Cities 101” Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Broadband Update: Making the Connection
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

First-Time Attendees’ Orientation
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Youth Council Program
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Future Conference Dates + Locations

  • August 10-12, 2023 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • August 15-17, 2024 at the Diplomat Beach Resort - Hollywood

Research Symposiums

The Center for Municipal Research hosts a research symposium in conjunction with the League's annual conference in August. Supplemental symposiums may be held in conjunction with the legislative conference in November.

These symposiums bring together public administrators, elected officials and the academic community. Each symposium focuses on specific local government issues, and how research, statistics and trends can be used in the local government setting.

The 2022 Research SymposiumDigital Infrastructure: Broadband and Cybersecurity, was held on Wednesday, August 10 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood. Attendees heard from industry experts and key stakeholders as they explored the current landscape of broadband and cybersecurity in Florida, funding opportunities from various sources and best practices for municipal governments handling digital infrastructure. 

Presentations are available below. 

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Navigating History to Make Progress
Speakers: Chris Holley II, Manager, Research & Innovation, Florida League of Cities and Courtney Violette, Chief Operating Officer, Magellan Advisors

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Municipal Broadband Applications
Speakers: Jason Mittler, FPUAnet Manager, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority and Hiep Nguyen, Smart City Officer/CIO, City of Winter Haven (PDF)

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Cybersecurity – Steps for Preparation and Reaction
Speakers: Bill Partington, Mayor, City of Ormond Beach, Claire Whitley, Assistant City Manager, City of Ormond Beach and Sandra Stevens, IT Director, City of Boca Raton

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Luncheon & Keynote Speakers
Jamie Grant, State Chief Information Officer, Florida Digital Service, Florida Department of Management Services
Katie Smith, Director, Office of Broadband, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Doug Kinkoph, Associate Administrator, Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Click here to access presentations from previous symposiums.

2021 Workshop Presentations

The 2021 conference was held August 12-14 at the World Center Marriott in Orlando. Workshop presentations and a selection of recorded sessions are available below. Click here to view the conference minutes. 

Please Note: Some workshops did not have presentations and some speakers may choose not to share their presentations. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

"Cities 101" Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Council Meetings that Build Trust
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

First-Time Attendees' Orientation
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2020 Conference Information

With the health and safety of our membership and staff our top priority, the August 2020 FLC Annual Business Meeting/Nominating Committee Meetings and FLC Board Meetings were held on a fully virtual basis. Conference minutes are available here. Click here to view the resolutions approved during the business meeting on Friday, August 14. 

Given the recent strain on municipal budgets, as well as the uncertainty surrounding gathering sizes and the potential future health impacts of COVID-19, the League felt a virtual event would both help protect our membership and allow more municipal officials to participate. 

The League remains committed to providing opportunities for all virtual attendees to engage, interact and collaborate on the future of the organization.