Meet the hardworking and dedicated 2023-2024 Executive Committee of the City, County, and Local Government Law (CCLGL) Section of the Florida Bar:
|TAMMI E. BACH, CHAIR, has been the in-house City Attorney for the City of Fernandina Beach in Nassau County for the last 15 years. She is board certified by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law since 2006. In addition to being the Chair of the Florida Bar’s City, County and Local Government Law Section, she is the President of the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association. She also serves as the Board Attorney for the Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida, a not-for-profit organization addressing the needs of children who have suffered severe burn injuries.
|PETER (“PETE”) J. SWEENEY, CHAIR-ELECT, is the Town Attorney for the Town of Indian River Shores, Florida. Mr. Sweeney is the only attorney to be double board certified in both Construction Law and City, County and Local Government Law by The Florida Bar. He is AV® Preeminent rated by MartindaleHubbell®, rated 10.0 by AVVO and has been selected for inclusion in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite from 2016 through 2021. He is the Chair-Elect for the City, County and Local Government Law Section of The Florida Bar. Additionally, Mr. Sweeney is a past two-term Chair of the Florida Bar’s Member Benefits Committee, as well as a current member of The Florida Bar’s Eminent Domain Committee, the Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee and the Member Benefits Committee. He is formerly the City Attorney for the City of Fort Pierce, Florida and a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Palm Bay, Florida. Mr. Sweeney received his Juris Doctorate (with honors) from the Florida State University College of Law and dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Management and Multinational Business from Florida State University.
|VICTORIA MÉNDEZ, SECRETARY, is the City Attorney for the City of Miami since 2013 and is the first Miami born female City Attorney. She is Board Certified in City, County and Local Government by The Florida Bar. She joined the Office of the City Attorney in 2004 as the municipal prosecutor. She rose up the ranks as a Supervisor and then Deputy City Attorney. Mrs. Méndez is a Trustee for the University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association and a Member of the Executive Committees of both the City, County, and Local Government Section of the Florida Bar and the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association. She is a Trustee for the Miami-Dade County Law Library and a committee member of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities Attorneys’ Council. She is a Past President of the Cuban American Bar Foundation and of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), the largest minority voluntary bar association in Florida.
|CHASITY H. O’STEEN, TREASURER, has been the County Attorney for Leon County for the last 3 years. Prior to her appointment, Ms. O’Steen served as General Counsel to the State of Florida’s Department of Management Services and Department of Financial Services. Ms. O’Steen previously served on the Second Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and as a member of the Second Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission. She has been active in the City, County, and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar for many years, including serving on the Executive Council and volunteering for Section Committees.
The Executive Committee is a subset of the Executive Council, the governing body of the Section responsible for establishing and actualizing the goals, priorities, and projects of the Section each year. The Executive Committee consists of the section’s elected officers. Each officer begins as Treasurer, then advances in each successive year to serve in the roles of Secretary, Chair-Elect, and Chair. CCLGL council and officer appointments run concurrently with the Section fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). More information on the Executive Council and Committee can be found on the Executive Council webpage, and in the Section bylaws, which are posted in the Document Library. If you’d like to get more involved with the Section, please check out our Get Involved page for more information.