Mayor Greg Ross Honored with 2024 Home Rule Hero Award

The Florida League of Cities (FLC), the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized Cooper City Mayor Greg Ross with a 2024 Home Rule Hero Award for their hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2024 Legislative Session. Mayor Ross 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.

“The dedication and effort of these local officials who tirelessly advocated for local decision-making was a difference-maker this legislative session,” said FLC Chief of Legislative Affairs Casey Cook. “On behalf of the League and its legislative team, we’re proud to recognize each of them 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.

In receiving the 2024 Home Rule Hero Award, Mayor Ross says, “It is critical that our state lawmakers hear from us on a local level and understand how their smallest decisions can have a major impact on our communities.” Mayor Ross added, “I am determined to work with my fellow elected officials and do everything I can to make sure no piece of legislation that threatens our ability to have Home Rule is passed in Tallahassee.”