The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Scott Singer with a 2018 Home Rule Hero Award. Singer 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 non-elected – 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'm honored to be able to serve the residents of Boca Raton and will continue to make sure their voices are heard on local matters that impact our community," said Deputy Mayor Singer. Singer was first elected to the City Council in 2014, and re-elected in 2017. Born and raised in South Florida, Singer graduated from Harvard University and Georgetown Law and is a lawyer and small business owner.
Founded in 1922, the Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to promote local self-government and serve the needs of Florida’s cities. Florida’s cities are formed by their citizens and governed by their citizens. The League is founded on the belief that local self-government is the keystone of American democracy. For more information, visit www.floridaleagueofcities.com.