Welcome to the Division of Research

The Center for Florida Local Government Excellence Division of Research works with faculty, staff and elected and appointed officials from local governments, state agencies, special districts, and non-profit organizations to research current and emerging Florida Local Government concerns.

These research projects utilize the expertise of faculty members in a variety of disciplines as well as practitioners in meeting specific research needs.

The Center also serves as a central clearinghouse and information referral source for state and local governments and publishes and disseminates statewide its original research and studies.


Past Research Projects

Title Author(s)
Bridging Academic and Practitioner Interests on Interlocal Collaboration:
Seasoned Managers Share Their Experiences in Florida
Robert E. Lee &
Sarah Hannah-Spurlock
Public-Private Pay Comparisons: An Analysis of Florida Robert E. Lee &
Andrew M. Thompson
Florida's Constitutional System of Public Finance:
Maintaining the Balance Between State and Local Government
Lance deHaven-Smith &
Robert E. Lee
Knowledge and Skills for Policy Making:
Stories from Local Public Managers in Florida
Yahong Zhang,
Robert E. Lee,
& Kaifang Yang
Police and Fire Pensions in Florida:
A Historical Perspective and Cause for Future Concerns
Robert E. Lee &
Joseph Vonasek
Designing Local Government for the 21st Century Michael Abels &
Robert E. Lee

Local Government Resources

Florida City and County Government Websites


More Information

If you are interested in learning more about, or contributing to, the CFLGE Division of Research, please contact
Dr. Bob Lee at relee@cflge.org or (239) 777-1013.