Florida League of Cities Recognizes Parkland Vice Mayor Bob Mayersohn
Parkland Vice Mayor Bob Mayersohn.

By Sharon Aron Baron

Thanks again to his advocacy during the latest legislative session, the Florida League of Cities recognized Parkland Commissioner Bob Mayersohn as a 2022 Home Rule Hero.

Awarded in 2020 and 2021, Mayersohn once was recognized for his efforts in promoting Parkland during the most recent legislative session.

Home Rule is the ability of a city to address local problems with local solutions and minimal state interference. 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 legislative members and help give a local perspective on an issue.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Florida League of Cities as a Home Rule Hero for the third year in a row,” said Mayersohn. “As a municipal elected official, the importance of protecting Home Rule ensures that our residents’ voices are heard when making local decisions.”

According to the League, Mayersohn worked throughout the session to promote local voices making local choices, protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities, and advance the League’s legislative agenda.

“On behalf of the League and its legislative team, we’re very proud to present this year’s Home Rule Hero Awards to a deserving group of municipal leaders,” said FLC Director of Legislative Affairs Casey Cook. “These local officials were constantly engaged and actively advocating for their communities throughout the 2022 Legislative Session. They’re heroes for Home Rule, and we thank them for their efforts.”

Mayersohn has served as a Parkland City Commissioner since 2016 and serves as the 1st vice president of the Broward League of Cities, on the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors, Federal Action Strike Team (FAST), and Municipal Administration Legislative Policy Committee. 

2022 Florida Recipients of the Home Rule Hero Awards

Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch, City of Sarasota
Mayor Robert F. Apgar, City of DeLand
Commissioner David Ashbrook, City of Port St. Joe
Terry Atchley, City Manager, City of Wauchula
Courtney H. Barker, City Manager, City of Satellite Beach
Councilor Thom Barnhorn, City of Seminole
Vice Mayor Joyce D. Barton, Town of Melbourne Beach
Mayor Pat Bates, City of Altamonte Springs
Lana Beck, Communications & Government Relations Administrator, City of Pinellas Park
Councilmember Kathleen Beckman, City of Clearwater
Michael Beedie, City Manager, City of Fort Walton Beach
Commissioner B.J. Bishop, Town of Longboat Key
Commissioner Scott Black, City of Dade City
Mayor Nathan Blackwell, City of St. Cloud
Mayor Michael Blake, City of Cocoa
Tim Bolduc, City Manager, City of Crestview
Commissioner Rufus Borom, City of Palatka
George S. Brown, Deputy City Manager, City of Boca Raton
Howard W. Brown, Jr., Village Manager, Village of Indiantown
Mayor Woody Brown, City of Largo
Commissioner Becky Bruner, City of Stuart
Council Member Richard Bryan, City of Daytona Beach Shores
Roget Bryan, Village Attorney, Islamorada, Village of Islands
Debra R. Buff, City Clerk, City of Belle Glade
Al Butler, Support Services Director, City of Ocoee
Commissioner Traci Callari, City of Hollywood
Sarah Campbell, Town Manager, Town of Orange Park
Vice Mayor Jolien Caraballo, City of Port St. Lucie
Commissioner Carol Carter, City of Anna Maria
Commissioner Joy Carter, City of Coral Springs
Daniel P. Clark, PE, Town Manager, Town of Lake Clarke Shores
Mayor Jackie Gary Clarke, Village of Indiantown
Commissioner Chris Cloudman, City of DeLand
Mayor Gib Coerper, City of Alachua
Mayor Daniel J. Comerford, III, Town of Jupiter Inlet Colony
Commissioner Carolyn Cooper, City of Winter Park
Mayor John Dailey, City of Tallahassee
Mayor Bradley T. Dantzler, City of Winter Haven
Commissioner Lisa Kane DeVitto, City of Crescent City
Council Member Ed Dodd, City of Sebastian
Darrel Donatto, Fire Rescue Chief & Director Emergency Management, Town of Palm Beach
Vice Mayor Anthony Dowling, Village of Indiantown
Commissioner Joe Elliott, City of Wildwood
Councilwoman Mary Estime-Irvin, City of North Miami
Councilman Shaun Ferguson, City of Rockledge
Brenda Fettrow, City Manager, City of Rockledge
Vice Mayor Robert S. Fite, Jr., City of Bowling Green
Councilman Fred Forbes, City of Bonita Springs
Stevie Freeman-Montes, Sustainability Manager, City of Sarasota
Lee Garner, Town Manager, Town of Sneads
Commissioner Eric Gerard, City of Largo
Mayor Anne Gerwig, Village of Wellington
Councilwoman Mindy Gibson, City of Satellite Beach
Ella Gilbert, Deputy City Attorney, City of Port St. Lucie
Vice-Mayor Kimberly Glas-Castro, Town of Lake Park
Deputy Mayor Stuart Glass, Town of Indialantic
Mayor Ellen Glasser, City of Atlantic Beach
Reese Goad, City Manager, City of Tallahassee
Councilwoman Sandy Golding, City of Jacksonville Beach
Jorge M. Gonzalez, Village Manager, Village of Bal Harbour
Commissioner Jeff Gow, City of Dunedin
Mike Grebosz, Assistant City Manager, City of DeLand
Mayor John Gunter, City of Cape Coral
Commissioner TiAnna Hale, City of Winter Springs
Thomas Harmer, Town Manager, Town of Longboat Key
Mayor Janice Hart, Town of Havana
Mayor Pro Tem Shannon Hayes, City of Crestview
Council Member Janet Hernández, Village of Indiantown
Mike Herr, City Manager, City of Winter Haven
Mayor Heidi K. Herzberg, City of Deltona
Mayor Christine Hoffman, City of Jacksonville Beach
Council President Denise Horland, City of Plantation
Mayor Linda Hudson, City of Fort Pierce
Steven Hunnicutt, Code Enforcement Officer, City of Davenport
Commissioner Sabrina Javellana, City of Hallandale Beach
Commissioner Curtis Johnson, Jr., City of Fort Pierce
Steve Kennedy, City Manager, City of Green Cove Springs
Councilwoman NanDrycka King Albert, City of Midway
Mayor Brent Latham, North Bay Village
Lori LaVerriere, City Manager, City of Boynton Beach
Mayor Kenneth Lee, Town of Cross City
Council Member Jordan Leonard, Town of Bay Harbor Islands
Naomi Levi Garcia, Asst. City Attorney, City of Coral Gables
Shannon Lewis, City Manager, City of Melbourne
Vice Mayor Leo E. Longworth, City of Bartow
Mayor Jordan Marlowe, City of Newberry
Mayor Rob Marlowe, City of New Port Richey
Micah Maxwell, Asst. City Manager, City of Clearwater
Commissioner Bob Mayersohn, City of Parkland
Mayor Carol M. McCormack, Town of Palm Shores
Commissioner Debbie McDowell, City of North Port
Commissioner Joseph McMullen, Town of Oakland
Michael McNees, City Manager, City of Marco Island
Commissioner Michael Meier, City of Stuart
Judy Meyers, City Clerk, City of New Port Richey
Commissioner Mike Miller, City of Cocoa Beach
Mayor Nancy Miller, City of Daytona Beach Shores
Vice Mayor Dominick Montanaro, City of Satellite Beach
Vice Mayor Heather Moraitis, City of Fort Lauderdale
Mayor Janice D. Mortimer, City of Starke
Mayor Jesse L. Nelson, City of Lynn Haven
Council Member Dr. Joe Neunder, City of Venice
Councilmember Bernie Oder, City of Mary Esther
Vice Mayor Jim Olliver, City of Seminole
Mayor Frank Ortis, City of Pembroke Pines
Commissioner Tony Ortiz, City of Orlando
Mayor Karen Ostrand, Town of Ocean Breeze
Joseph P. Murphy, Town Manager, Town of Belleair
Mayor Lois Paritsky, Town of Ponce Inlet
Mayor Tyler Payne, City of Treasure Island
William C. Poe, Jr., City Manager, City of Zephyrhills
Vice Mayor Thomas B. Reid, City of South Pasadena
Councilmember Joanne Ribble, Village of Estero
Commissioner Jamie Robinson, City of Largo
Mayor Grover C. Robinson, IV, City of Pensacola
Council Member Cal Rolfson, City of Mount Dora
Ralph Rosado, Village Manager, North Bay Village
Mayor Greg Ross, City of Cooper City
Mark Ryan, City Manager, City of Indian Harbour Beach
Council Member Isaac Salver, Town of Bay Harbor Islands
Mayor Dan Saracki, City of Oldsmar
Council Member Bill Schaetzle, City of Niceville
William “Mac” Serda, Town Manager, Town of Hillsboro Beach
Commissioner Tom Shelly, Town of Belleair
Suzanne Sherman, City Manager, City of Palm Bay
Vice Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline, City of St. Augustine
Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons, City of Coral Springs
Mayor Scott Singer, City of Boca Raton
Mayor Holly D. Smith, City of Sanibel
Matt Spoor, City Manager, City of Safety Harbor
Councilor Trish Springer, City of Seminole
Mike Staffopoulos, City Manager, City of Jacksonville Beach
Council Member Susan Starkey, Town of Davie
Council Member Dr. Sarah Stoeckel, City of Titusville
Council Member Guyton Stone, Village of Indiantown
Commissioner Robert F. Stuart, City of Orlando
Commissioner Matthew Surrency, City of Hawthorne
Vice Mayor Jovante Teague, Town of Cross City
Christine M. Thrower-Skinner, Village Manager, Village of Golf
Jamie Titcomb, Town Manager, Town of Loxahatchee Groves
Ann Toney-Deal, ICMA-CM, City Manager, City of Seminole
Mayor Chris Via, City of Holly Hill
Vice Mayor Marlene Wagner, Town of Lake Hamilton
Commissioner Phillip Walker, City of Lakeland
Mayor Leslie Waters, City of Seminole
Mayor Dowling R. Watford, Jr., City of Okeechobee
Council Member Teresa Watkins Brown, City of Fort Myers
Council Member Judy Wertz-Strickland, City of Arcadia
Mayor JB Whitten, City of Crestview
Commissioner Beverly Williams, City of Lauderdale Lakes
Commissioner Rosemary Wilsen, City of Ocoee
Dawn Wright, City Clerk, City of Eagle Lake

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Sharon Aron Baron
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Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.