May 23, 2022
Mayor Grover Robinson Honored with 2022
Home Rule Hero Award
The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized Mayor Grover C. Robinson, IV with the 2022 Home Rule Hero Award for his hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2022 Legislative Session. This marks Mayor Robinson's second consecutive year receiving the Home Rule Hero Award.
Mayor Robinson worked tirelessly throughout session to promote local voices making local choices, protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities and advance the League’s legislative agenda.
“On behalf of the League and its legislative team, we’re very proud to present this year’s Home Rule Hero Awards to a deserving group of municipal leaders,” said FLC Director of Legislative Affairs Casey Cook. “We had a record number of Home Rule Heroes this year, which shows the dedication and impact of local officials on behalf of their residents and businesses in protecting local decision-making. These local officials were constantly engaged and actively advocating for their communities throughout the 2022 Legislative Session. They’re heroes for Home Rule and we thank them for their efforts.”
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 on an issue.
"I am always thankful for the Florida League of Cities' commitment to maintaining local control over the issues that matter most to our residents, and it is truly an honor to be recognized with the Home Rule Hero Award again," Mayor Robinson said. "I believe that the best decisions for our citizens are made at the local level, where elected officials are closer to home and recognize the impact these decisions have on our constituents, neighbors, and friends. Thank you to FLC for this honor and for your continued advocacy for home rule."