Wilton Manors, Florida (July 12, 2017) – The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick with a 2017 Home Rule Hero Award. Mayor Resnick earned this prestigious award for his tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2017 regular legislative session.


“Our Home Rule Heroes are shining examples of local advocacy in action,” said Boca Raton Mayor and Florida League of Cities President Susan Haynie. “These dedicated municipal officials take time out of their busy schedules to cultivate relationships with their legislators and help them understand the issues that are most important to their constituents back home. Thank you for all you do to help protect Home Rule and preserve the quality of life in your city.”


Home Rule is the ability for a city to establish its own form of government and enact ordinances, codes, plans and resolutions without prior state approval. 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 to an issue.


“I am honored to have received the Home Rule Hero Award,” said Mayor Resnick. “I consider it my privilege and duty to advocate for the issues important to the success of local governments, as well as Wilton Manors’ residents and businesses.  Local governments are closest to the people and ultimately safeguard the issues that matter most to them.”


Mayor Resnick has served on the Wilton Manors City Commission since 1998.  He serves as vice chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Information Technology and Communications (ITC) federal advocacy committee, and on NLC’s Legal Advisory Committee.  Mayor Resnick is past president of the Broward League of Cities (BLC) and currently chairs the BLC Legislative Advocacy Committee and serves on the boards of the BLC and Florida League of Cities. Mayor Resnick is also a shareholder and practicing attorney with GrayRobinson Attorneys at Law and chair of the firm’s communications broadband practice.