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Florida League of Cities honors Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters

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Mayor named 'Home rule Hero 2013'

Mayor Leslie Waters was chosen the Home Rule HERO 2013 by the Florida League of Cities for her outstanding legislative advocacy.

League officials explained further in their notice to Waters of the award: "(You are) an outstanding advocate for protecting the home rule rights of your city's constituents, as well as municipal citizens throughout the state."

During the 2013 legislative session, Waters said her focus was one of several legislative bills and initiatives that would have been detrimental to Seminole's budget.

"It is crucial that local government officials educate legislators on issues of importance to cities, the government closest to the people," said Waters, 65, a former state representative.

The Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida's municipal governments. Its goals are to serve the needs of Florida's cities and promote local self-government.

Florida League of Cities honors Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters 08/13/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:05pm]
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