Mayor Dan Gelber Honored with 2019 Home Rule Hero Award

(Miami Beach, FL) May 17, 2019 -

The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Mayor Dan Gelber with a 2019 Home Rule Hero Award. Mayor Gelber was one of roughly 100 municipal officials in the state who earned this prestigious award for his tireless efforts in protecting the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities and advancing the League’s legislative agenda during the 2019 legislative session.

“The dedication and effort of these local officials during the 2019 legislative session was extraordinary,” said FLC Legislative Director Scott Dudley. “These are some of our biggest advocates for municipal issues, and they’re shining examples of local advocacy in action. On behalf of the League and its legislative team, we’re proud to recognize each and every one of them and thank them for their service.”

Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems with local solutions with minimal state interference. Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials, both elected and nonelected, who consistently responded to the League’s request to reach out to members of the legislature and help give a local perspective to an issue.

“By granting communities appropriate autonomy, Home Rule allows local communities like ourselves to better serve our residents,” shared Mayor Dan Gelber. “I’m honored to have been named a Home Rule Hero by the Florida League of Cities and a proud advocate of the foundation it sets in providing proper public service.”