Ft Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler to Head Statewide Municipal Task Force
The Florida League of Cities today announced that Fort Lauderdale Mayor, John P. “Jack” Seiler will head a municipal task force that will develop an agenda to be considered by the next governor of Florida.
“The Keys to the Cities Task Force” will develop a state policy agenda that will be presented to the newly elected governor, opening the door to a new era of state and city government cooperation. Among other things, the agenda will recommend policies that promote local self-governance, remove barriers to municipal prosperity, spur the economic vitality of cities as incubators of progress and allow cities to protect their quality of life.
Mayor Seiler was tapped to lead the task force because he is widely respected, has a strong legislative background having served eight years in the Florida Legislature, and has a history of developing visionary ideas that could help provide direction for Florida’s new governor as it relates to cities.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to have been selected for this important task,” said Mayor Seiler. “It is an historic and unprecedented opportunity to offer positive recommendations to our new governor and to ensure that the needs of cities and our citizens are considered as the transition team helps Florida’s new leader develop his or her new platform.”
Jack Seiler has served as Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale since March 2009. Prior to being elected Mayor, Seiler served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives. During his tenure as a State Representative, he chaired the Broward Legislative Delegation in 2007-2008 and was Vice Chair of the Delegation in 2006-2007. He also served as Mayor of City of Wilton Manors from 1998-2000, Vice Mayor 1996-1998 and a Council Member 1993-1996.
Seiler says the task force’s agenda will be comprised of bold and cutting edge ideas and positive recommendations from a bi-partisan group of municipal leaders who want to be part of the solution in moving Florida’s communities forward.
Over the next several weeks, Seiler and a committee of 40 city officials from throughout Florida will review a number of issues that will help shape the final agenda. The agenda will be developed through a series of regional discussions with a task force of city officials appointed by the League’s president. The issues to be discussed will be those that are considered among the most pressing concerns facing cities now and into the future. The meetings will culminate in an agenda that will be presented to the newly elected governor before the inauguration.
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