To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the League of Cities is conducting a special research project to honor the first African-Americans elected to local governments in Florida. Please provide the names, if any, of the first African-American male and female elected to local offices in your county.

First African-American Female Elected Official:

Term of Office:

First African-American Male Elected Official:

Term of Office:

The League greatly appreciates your participation in documenting a vital part of Florida’s municipal governance history. Contact Liane Schrader at 850-222-9684 or lschrader@flcities.com with questions or to submit officials’ names.