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Posted on: April 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] District 3 Councilmember Susan Starkey Recognized as a Florida League of Cities Home Rule Hero

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APRIL 5, 2022 



DAVIE, Fla. – In recognition of her advocacy efforts, Town of Davie District 3 Councilmember Susan Starkey was recognized by the Florida League of Cities as a Home Rule Hero award recipient for her continued support during the 2022 Legislative Session.

The 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. Home Rule is the ability for a municipality to address local problems with local solutions with minimal state interference. 

As the Town Councilmember of District 3, Starkey holds over 30 years of experience as a public servant, community volunteer activist and advocate for education and the environment. She was elected in March 2001 and remains the longest-serving councilmember in the Town of Davie.

“Whenever there is a need to serve my community through legislative actions, I heed the call,” said Councilmember Starkey. “There is never an off day for us elected officials as there is work to do year-round. I am your voice for our community and I firmly believe that local voices should make local choices. We should always work together to protect home rule.”

“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. “We had a record number of Home Rule Heroes this year, which shows the dedication and impact of local officials on behalf of their residents and businesses in protecting local decision-making. 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.”

About the Florida League of Cities

The Florida League of Cities (FLC), celebrating its 100th anniversary as the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, the FLC is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to promote local self-government and serve the needs of Florida’s cities, which are formed and governed by their citizens. The League believes in “Local Voices Making Local Choices,” which focuses on the impact citizens and city leaders have in improving Florida’s communities. For more information, visit



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Ariana Briceno, Public Relations Assistant 

Office: 954-797-1190

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