Monday, August 26, 2013 Opa-locka Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley was officially appointed member of the Florida League of Cities Finance, Taxation & Personnel Legislative Policy Committee by Council President P.C. Wu, who stated that Kelley’s primary responsibilities will include “working with other committee members to discuss and decide upon the many issues, facing Florida cities, that will come before the legislature during the 2014 session.”
Vice Mayor Kelley, a dedicated community servant, has consistently been pro-active in the Florida League of Cities and in the Miami-Dade League of Cities from 2000-2010. He served on boards and committees, including The FLC’s Finance and Budget Committee and the MDCLC Executive Committee from 2008-10. His history consists of reaching- out to other cities in the League, promoting participation and conveying issues of concern from his community. Kelley commented, “In my new position, I look forward to serving in a very active and progressive role, while representing Opa-locka and the entire League.” He added, “To be recognized and selected by President Wu is an honor, as well, it is a privilege to serve alongside some of the greatest leaders and most powerful decision makers in Florida.”
The Florida League of Cities is “the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments with goals to serve the needs of Florida’s cities and promote local self-government.” Founded on the belief that local self-government is the keystone of American democracy, Florida’s City officials first formed as a group of municipal governments in 1922.
According to President Wu, “The ultimate success of the League’s legislative efforts is proportional to the level of involvement of the membership in presenting and lobbying the League’s priorities to the legislature.” He noted his appreciation for Kelley’s willingness to serve. Each appointment is for a one year term.