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09feb7:00 pm9:00 pmMembership Dinner - Lake Alfred700 Experiment Station Road, Lake Alfred, FL


09mar7:00 pm9:00 pmMembership Dinner - Bartow


13apr7:00 pm9:00 pmMembership Dinner - Wauchula

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Scholarship Announcement

The Ridge League of Cities has announced its 2023 Scholarship Program. The League will award four (4) $2,500 academic scholarships, one (1) $3,000 academic scholarship, and five (5) $1,250 vocational scholarships to deserving high school seniors throughout Polk, Hardee, Highlands, DeSoto, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties. Member City high schools are asked to select one applicant from…

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Executive Director Speaks to Polk State SGA

Executive Director speaks to Polk State SGA Ridge League of Cities Executive Director Bobby Green was the Keynote Speaker at the Polk State College Student Government Association (SGA) Leadership Workshop.  Representatives from the various college clubs and activity boards were all in attendance.  Green spoke of his time in local government as both, an appointed…

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RLC 2023 Speaker Series

The 2023 Ridge League of Cities Speakers Series begins on February 9, 2023 at the Lake Alfred Membership Dinner.  Our first guest speaker is Norton N. Bonaparte, Jr.   Mr. Bonaparte has served as the City Manager of Sanford, Florida since September 2011.  Members are invited to attend the Lake Alfred dinner to hear this outstanding…

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Haines City Membership Dinner

The December RLC Membership Dinner was one of our best attended events.  There were 251 attendees including 182 City Members and guests.  Twenty of the tweny-four RLC municipalities were represented.  Several cities were represented in double digits: Lake Alfred with 12, Dundee with 14, Bartow with 16, Davenport with 19, and Bowling Green winning the…

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City Marketplace is Back

The 2022 Ridge League City Marketplace was quite a success!  After a three-year hiatus, the showcase featured fifteen Associate Members exhibiting their products and services during the social hour of the December Membership Dinner in Haines City. The University of South Florida International City and County Management Association Student Chapter and the Florida Black Caucus…

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Congratulations Arcadia Administrator Terry Stewart!

RLC Executive Director Bobby Green presented Arcadia City Administrator Terry Stewart with the International City Management Association (ICMA) 50-Year Service Award.   The award was announced in October at the ICMA Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio and presented at the December Membership Dinner in Haines City.  Stewart’s stellar career has seen him serve five other Florida…

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