PALM BAY — Palm Bay Deputy Mayor Kenny Johnson has been appointed to serve on the Florida League of Cities.  It is one of the League’s five Legislative Policy Committees.

Legislative Policy Committee chairs, vice chairs, and members were appointed by the League’s incoming President, City of Lakeland Commissioner Phillip Walker.

As a Legislative Policy Committee member, Deputy Mayor Johnson will help develop the League’s Legislative Action Agenda.

The Action Committee will identify the priority issues that are most likely to affect daily municipal governance and local decision-making during the next legislative session.

The Committee also helps FLC staff understand the real-world implications of proposed legislation.

“The majority of our citizens focus on legislation at the Federal Level,” said Deputy Mayor Johnson in a news release. “I have actively worked on increasing engagement at the local level.”

The Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments and Johnson and the other Committee members selected by the FLC are expected to serve as advocates for local decision-making throughout the legislative process.

“I will work diligently to ensure that legislation crafted in Tallahassee will serve local communities,” said Johnson “but I must encourage all residents to actively engage in their government at all levels.”

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