Florida League of Cities Honors Palm Bay City Manager Suzanne Sherman With Home Rule Hero Award

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Sherman made an extraordinary effort and actively engaged advocacy efforts

The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized Palm Bay City Manager Suzanne Sherman with a 2021 Home Rule Hero Award for her hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2021 Legislative Session.

Sherman became Palm Bay City Manager in January, was initially hired in 2006 as a Budget Management Analyst.

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized Palm Bay City Manager Suzanne Sherman with a 2021 Home Rule Hero Award for her hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2021 Legislative Session.

Sherman worked tirelessly throughout the session to promote local voices making local choices, protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities, and advance the League’s legislative agenda.

“These local officials went above and beyond during the 2021 Legislative Session,” said FLC Director of Legislative Affairs Casey Cook.

“They made an extraordinary effort, were actively engaged, and highly effective in their advocacy efforts. Even with all the various challenges present this year due to the pandemic, they stepped up. They engaged with legislators, shared their stories, and made their voices heard, and it made a difference. On behalf of the League and its legislative team, it’s my sincere honor to recognize this year’s award recipients and thank them for their service.”

Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems with local solutions with minimal state interference.

Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials, both elected and nonelected, who consistently responded to the League’s request to reach out to members of the legislature and help give a local perspective on an issue.

“It is an honor to work side by side with many others in local and state government to build relationships and encourage decision-making that will strengthen our communities for the future,” said Sherman.

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