Eustis Commissioners Graduate from Elected Municipal Officials II

Published on May 09, 2023

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The City of Eustis announced today that the City’s Vice Mayor, Emily Lee, Commissioner Nan Cobb, and Commissioner Gary Ashcraft recently graduated from the Institute for Elected Municipal Officials II, a course from the Florida League of Cities’ Institute for Elected Municipal Officials (IEMO), a premier educational program designed specifically for Florida’s elected municipal officials.

The IEMO II course is the second level of training offered through the League’s IEMO program. Participation in this course is reserved for those municipal officials who have successfully graduated from the first level IEMO course or have completed one or more terms in office.

An intensive two-day program, the IEMO II course features classes and workshops focused on the numerous aspects of municipal government. Session topics include advanced financial tools, personnel and labor relations, decision-making models, media relations, and more.

“When you become an elected official, no one explains to you how to do your job, and Florida’s local officials need to have a strong understanding of different aspects of leading a municipality and to ensure they are aware of any changes that could impact their responsibilities,” said Florida League of Cities President Jolien Caraballo, Vice Mayor for the City of Port St. Lucie. “IEMO is the only opportunity statewide to get this caliber of education and to better understand your position. We are proud of the positive impact that the League’s IEMO course has in helping to inform, support and provide the tools that Florida’s local elected officials need to become even better leaders for their municipalities, and I congratulate them for completing this course.”

Created 30 years ago to educate newly elected officials on the intricacies of municipal government in a cost-effective manner, the IEMO program grew out of a partnership between the Florida League of Cities and the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government. Today, the program offers multiple levels of training, with each designed specifically for municipal officials of all levels. It is the most popular training that the Florida League of Cities offers.

Those officials who completed IEMO II can receive credit towards FLCU’s new Certificate Program for Elected Officials, which recognizes elected officials who take part in the League’s many training opportunities. Once they sign up, this new, multi-level certificate of achievement program allows attendees to earn points for the activities and events they attend and participate in. To learn more, visit


Founded in 1922, the Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to promote local self-government and serve the needs of Florida’s cities, which are formed and governed by their citizens. The League believes in “Local Voices Making Local Choices,” which focuses on the impact citizens and city leaders have in improving Florida’s communities. For more information, visit For more information on the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government, visit