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Research Symposiums


Research Symposiums

The Center for Municipal Research holds two research symposiums per year, one in conjunction with the League's annual conference in August and one 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 2021 Research Symposium, Grants for Florida’s Cities: Assistance, Availability and Accountability, will be held on Wednesday, August 11 at the World Center Marriott in Orlando.

2021 Research Symposium
Grants for Florida’s Cities: Assistance, Availability and Accountability
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Orlando World Center Marriott

Millions of dollars are made available to local governments through grants each year. Still, cities of all sizes face similar challenges in finding and securing grant funding that best fits their needs. Learn how to take advantage of the funding opportunities for municipal governments and how our new partnership with eCivis can simplify the grants process.

The Florida League of Cities 2021 Grants Symposium explored the grants process with guidance from the League’s grants assistance partner eCivis and representatives from state agencies, including the Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Emergency Management. Presentations are available below. 

  • FLC Grants Assistance Program with eCivis
    Speakers: Chris Holley II, Manager, Research and Innovation, Florida League of Cities and Corey Coll, Sr. Enterprise Account Executive, eCivis
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection – Resilience, Management, and Restoration
    Speakers: Whitney Gray, Administrator, Florida Resilient Coastlines Program, Holly Edmond, Program Administrator, Florida Coastal Management Program, and Nathan Jagoda, Environmental Specialist III, Division of Water Restoration Assistance
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management – Mitigation and Recovery
    Speakers: Laura Dhuwe, Deputy Bureau Chief of Mitigation and Melissa Shirah, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Recovery
  • Navigating Grants in the Age of CARES and ARPA 
    Speaker: Maria Howeth, Interim Director of Customer Success, eCivis
  • Presentation Recordings

Click here to access presentations from previous symposiums.