Commissioners Appointed to Serve on Legislative Policy Committees
Published on September 06, 2023
Coral Springs, FL – The city is proud to announce that two Coral Springs City Commissioners were appointed to serve on two Florida League of Cities (FLC) 2023-2024 Legislative Policy Committees.
Commissioner Nancy Metayer Bowen was selected to serve on the Finance, Taxation & Personnel Committee and Commissioner Joy Carter was appointed to the Land Use & Economic Development Committee. Both were selected by Florida League of Cities President Greg Ross, Mayor of Cooper City. Appointments are typically for a one-year commitment. Both Commissioners expressed enthusiasm to have a voice in the policy decision-making process.
"In my conversations with Coral Springs residents, issues surrounding legislative policies concerning finance and taxation come up quite often," Bowen stated. "I'm looking forward to taking an active role in advancing FLC's legislative priorities and sharing insights that represent the perspectives of Coral Springs residents."
“Since Coral Springs’ businesses and land developers are such a critical piece of our local landscape, Land Use and Economic Development legislative policy can directly affect our business owners and residents alike,” Carter said. “I am excited to advocate for legislative policies that will help to support our goal to maintain a thriving, resilient business community.”
As Legislative Policy Committee members, Carter and Metayer Bowen will help develop the League’s Legislative Platform, which details priority issues that are most likely to affect daily municipal governance and local decision-making during the upcoming legislative session, as well as help League staff understand the real-world implications of proposed legislation. Committee members are also asked to serve as advocates for local decision-making throughout the legislative process.
For a complete list of committee members, as well as more information on each committee and the League’s legislative policy development process, click here.
Founded in 1922, the Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to promote local self-government and serve the needs of Florida’s cities, which are formed and governed by their citizens. The League believes in “Local Voices Making Local Choices,” which focuses on the impact citizens and city leaders have in improving Florida’s communities. For more information, visit flcities.com.
More information about Coral Springs City Commissioners can be found on the city’s website.