At its October 14, 2021 meeting, the Executive Council of the CCLGL Section adopted a revised Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Strategic Plan to guide the Section’s goals and priorities for the next 1, 3, and 5 year periods. The Mission and Vision Statement reflect the philosophy and core mission of the Section, and the Strategic Plan provides concrete projects and actions the Section will take to continue to provide timely, dynamic, and relevant resources for its members. The Mission and Vision statements are:
The Florida Bar’s City, County and Local Government Law (CCLGL) Section (“Section”) is dedicated to connecting public and private local government practitioners in fellowship, continuing legal education, career opportunities, mental and physical health awareness, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity by providing resources to help our members represent local governmental and private clients with commitment, candor, cordiality, and creativity. We recognize that each local government practitioner has an obligation to uphold the laws of every level of government so that the core tenets of justice, democracy, and procedural propriety are observed. The Section values diversity and understands that historically marginalized groups remain underrepresented in the legal profession. It is our mission to be diverse and inclusive with a goal of ensuring the Section mirrors our society in its membership and leadership. We are committed to increasing member engagement, fostering a strong sense of community, and empowering our members to resolve legal issues with thoughtful advocacy.
In support of its mission, the Section will continue to:
- Serve as a resource within The Florida Bar for lawyers practicing in the field of local government law on behalf of local governments as well as on behalf of other public and private interests.
- Provide our members with high quality tools, programs, and resources—including seminars and other continuing legal education programs; reference materials; publications; leadership, publication, and presentation opportunities; and networking forums and events—to help them be successful, knowledgeable, and effective local government law attorneys.
- Serve as a liaison between the public, the general membership of The Florida Bar, and the Board of Governors by providing a forum for the development and exchange of ideas in matters affecting local government law.
- Develop programs to help keep Section members informed regarding the current state and development of local government law in Florida.
The Strategic Plan (which includes as an exhibit the CCLGL June 2021 survey results) can be reviewed on the Mission and Vision Statements page. The Strategic Plan incorporated member suggestions from the survey, and was drafted by the hardworking Strategic Plan task force: Tammi Bach, Amanda Coffey, Dana Crosby Collier, Don Crowell, Isabelle Lopez, Janette Smith, Pete Sweeney, and Jeannine Williams. The Section leadership would like to thank the Task Force, and all of the CCLGL members who responded to the survey and provided input into this important process!