The Florida League of Cities has appointed Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare to serve as the Vice Chairman of the 2014-2015 Transportation and Intergovernmental Relations Legislative Policy Committee.
“Municipal officials are the driving force behind the League’s legislative success. In addition to setting the legislative priorities, the League’s policy committee members help to provide League staff with a better understanding of the real world implications of proposed legislation,” said Florida League of Cities Legislative Director Scott Dudley. “We appreciate their willingness to serve, as well as the time, energy and dedication that goes into developing a policy direction for our legislative efforts.”
Councilman Charles Bare was elected city-wide to the At-Large B seat in 2012. He began serving on the Transportation and Intergovernmental Relations last fall. He also serves as the Chairman of the Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency and the Chairman of the Florida Alabama Transportation Planning Organization. “I quickly realized that there were many other ways to serve the citizens of Pensacola,” said Bare. “Addressing transportation challenges and seeking solutions to funding shortfalls will be critical in the coming years, and I want to do my part to help municipalities across Florida succeed.”
Legislative Policy Committee chairs, vice-chairs and members are appointed annually by the League president. Any city official is eligible to serve on a Policy Committee, and appointments are typically based upon a city official’s support and advocacy of the League’s adopted Legislative Action Agenda, participation at meetings, Legislative Action Day and other legislative-related activities.
For more information on the Florida League of Cities’ Legislative Policy Development Process, please visit http://www.floridaleagueofcities.com/Advocacy.aspx?CNID=42.