Local Voices United is…

a grassroots network dedicated to supporting local self-government.  Here’s why that’s important: Florida is a big, complex and diverse state.  Each of its more than 400 communities is unique – so what’s best for Ft. Meade isn’t always best for Ft. Lauderdale, or vice versa.  We believe Florida’s many towns and taxpayers deserve flexibility and accountability, not sledgehammer solutions.  The idea is simple: The government that is closest to the people – is most accountable to the people. To learn more about Local Voices United please visit https://localvoicesunited.com/

From protecting the safety of our neighborhoods to preserving the unique interests of our communities, we are unified, organized and ready to advocate. Auburndale Mayor and Immediate Past Ridge League of Cities President Dorothea Taylor Bogert serves as an Ambassador for Local Voices United and welcomes the opportunity to visit the communities in the Ridge to speak on Local Voices United. If your city/town would like to schedule a presentation to your council, or to a community group, please notify the RLC Executive Director at bgreen@ridgeleagueofcities.org

Don’t Miss These Upcoming RLC Events


14sep7:00 pm9:00 pmMembership Dinner - Haines City799 Johns Ave


12oct7:00 pm9:00 pmMembership Dinner - Winter Haven


09nov5:00 pm7:30 pmBoard Meeting - Bartow City Hall450 N Wilson Ave, Bartow, FL 33830

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RLC to Welcome Florida League President Greg Ross

The Ridge League of Cities is pleased to welcome Florida League of Cities President Greg Ross to our September Membership Dinner Meeting in Haines City.   President Ross grew up in Brooklyn, NY and obtained his B.A. Degree in sociology, from Brooklyn College.  In 1977, he moved to Florida and earned his J.D. from Nova Southeastern…

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Annual Breakfast Meeting 2023

Over 100 representatives from the Ridge League of Cities gathered for the Annual Breakfast Meeting at the Florida League of Cities Conference.  This year’s conference was held at the Bonnet Creek Hilton in Orlando.  Thanks to the Central Florida Development Council, Duke Energy, and Chastain Skillman for their sponsorship of the breakfast.  President Dorothea Taylor…

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2023 RLC Academic Scholarship Winners

RLC President Dorothea Taylor Boger presented $2,500 Academic Scholarships to Breann Weachter (Ridge Community High School), Serena Thomas (Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School), Riley Glogowski (Winter Haven High School), and Frida Rodriguez-Rubio (Pasco High School).  Breanne, Serena, Riley, Frida, and their families were recognized at the June Membership Dinner in Lakeland.  Alee Swango (Lake…

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Lakeland Membership Dinner

The City of Lakeland hosted the Ridge League of Cities June Membership Dinner in the Sykes Hall at the RP Funding Center.  What an exciting evening!    A total of 247 were in attendance including 156 City Members and 67 Associate Members.  Twenty-two (22) of the twenty-four (24) RLC member cities were represented.  Haines City…

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Board Approves Restated By-Laws

At the May 2023 Board Meeting in Bartow, the Ridge League of Cities Board of Directors approved restating the organization’s By-Laws (Restated By-Law). The governing document was last amended in 2005.  The Board as a whole, started reviewing the By-Laws in November 2022.  The Executive Director noted that most changes were housekeeping in nature.  The…

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Speaker Series Continues

The Ridge League is pleased to welcome one of the most sought-after speakers, thinkers and authors on the subject of aging for our June Membership Dinner Meeting in Lakeland.  Marc Middleton, Founder and CEO of Growing Bolder, is a media entrepreneur, broadcast journalist, author and speaker who focuses on the changing culture of aging. A…

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The Ridge League of Cities provides advocacy, networking, and information to empower member cities to build vibrant, resilient communities and to provide good governance.