The City of New Port Richey is proud to announce that the Florida League of Cities recently recognized Mayor Rob Marlowe with a 2018 Home Rule Hero Award. Mayor Marlowe earned this prestigious award for his tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2018 legislative session.
“These dedicated municipal officials are some of the Florida League of Cities’ biggest advocates for municipal issues,” said Florida League of Cities President Gil Ziffer. “Their efforts during the 2018 legislative session were extraordinary. The League and its legislative team are proud to recognize and thank them for their service.”
Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems through and by local decision makers with minimal state interference. The 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.
Mayor Rob Marlowe stated, “I am honored to be recognized for speaking out on behalf of home rule.” Mayor Marlowe will receive his award at the Suncoast League of Cities Annual Awards Dinner on May 19, 2018 in Largo.