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The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized City of Rockledge City Manager Dr. Brenda Fettrow with a 2021 Home Rule Hero Award for her hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2021 Legislative Session. Dr. Fettrow 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.
“These local officials went above and beyond during the 2021 Legislative Session,” said FLC Director of Legislative Affairs Casey Cook. “They made an extraordinary effort, were actively engaged and highly effective in their advocacy efforts. Even with all the various challenges present this year due to the pandemic, they stepped up. They engaged with legislators, shared their stories and made their voices heard, and it made a difference. On behalf of the League and its legislative team, it’s my sincere honor to recognize this year’s award recipients 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 on an issue.
“The Rockledge City Council is extremely proud of City Manager Fettrow and her continued support of the League, as well as her efforts to protect Home Rule in the City of Rockledge,” said City of Rockledge Mayor Tom Price. “Her work on behalf of the City as well as its residents is invaluable.”
Dr. Brenda Fettrow has served the City of Rockledge as City Manager since December 2016 and has received the Florida League of Cities Home Rule Hero Award for three years in a row. She is humbled by this recognition and looks forward to continuing to serve the residents of Rockledge while ensuring that local voices are heard and decision-making powers remain in the hands of local government.