The Florida League of Cities recognized Susan Trevarthen as a 2021 Home Rule Hero Award Honoree in recognition of her hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2021 Legislative Session. Susan worked tirelessly throughout the session to promote local voices making local choices, to protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities and to advance the League’s legislative agenda. Susan serves as the municipal attorney for Bal Harbour and for Lauderdale-By-The-Sea in Broward.
Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems with local solutions with minimal state interference. Home Rule Hero Award recipients consistently respond to the League’s request to reach out to members of the legislature and help give a local perspective on an issue.
Susan serves as the Chair of WSHC+B’s Public Land Use and Zoning Group. She has extensive experience in constitutional law in land use, as well as school planning and mandatory school concurrency. She is AV rated and has been recognized as one of the top land use attorneys in the state by Florida Trend and SuperLawyers. She also serves as the lead municipal attorney for two coastal communities in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
Susan will be recognized at the Broward League of Cities meeting on June 3. To view the 2021 Home Rule Heroes, click here.