The City of Margate proudly announces that Commissioner Arlene R. Schwartz recently received the Silver Certificate of Leadership from the Certificate Program for Elected Municipal Officials hosted by the Florida League of Cities (FLC) University. FLC University is the League’s one-stop shop for municipal training needs.
The new certificate achievement program rewards municipal officials for their commitment and dedication to training and continuing education. “This achievement is a testament to Florida’s municipal elected officials’ commitment to the cities and residents they serve,” said Jolien Caraballo, 2022-2023 FLC President and Vice Mayor for the City of Port St. Lucie. “On behalf of the Florida League of Cities, I applaud Commissioner Schwartz for taking the time out of her busy schedule to participate in this valuable program.”
Commissioner Schwartz completed the certificate program in its inaugural year, which ran for one year from August 2022 to July 2023. She was first elected to the Margate City Commission in 1991 and was re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2016, and 2020, respectively. From 1999 to 2001, she was appointed by her fellow commissioners to serve as the City of Margate’s first female mayor.