Boca mayor named president of Florida League of Cities

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie (contributed)

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie (contributed)

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie was named the president of the Florida League of Cities, an organization of the state’s municipal governing bodies, on Monday.

Haynie, who started with the city of Boca Raton as a municipal employee and has held office as mayor since 2014, unveiled a new initiative called “Safe Cities, Safe Florida” upon accepting the League’s highest-ranking position.

Haynie, a Florida native and 44-year resident of Boca Raton, was named president of the organization at an annual conference in Hollywood.

The initiative will focus on “providing city governments with training and educational resources to better service their residents,” wrote Haynie in a letter to The Palm Beach Post.

 

The initiative will have three main components, according to Haynie:

» Enhanced training through partnering organizations that will provide expert insights to help teach city officials more about important public safety topics

» Online resources and educational materials to support efforts toward safer cities

» Partnerships with agencies and organizations that represent a natural fit for the initiative, creating a network of experts for city officials to turn to when needed

Mayor Haynie also received the Home Rule Hero Award, which recognizes city officials who went above and beyond to advocate the League’s agenda.