Governmental Relations

The Office of Government Relations at Florida A&M University is responsible for advancing the strategic interests of FAMU at the local, state and federal levels. The FAMU Office of Government Relations develops and maintains relationships across the State of Florida, in our nation’s capital, as well as with associations and organizations of strategic importance to the students, faculty, and staff of Florida A&M University. The Office is committed to informing the University of legislation that is of interest and impacts our community and serves as the University’s interface with local, state and federal elected and appointed leaders and public policy makers.  As the liaison between the university and public officials, we monitor legislation on a wide variety of issues including student aid; government-funded research; academic medicine; agriculture; and technology and innovation.

RESOURCES

The Office of Government Relations has compiled legislative resources at the local, state and federal levels for ease of reference.

Local Level

Tallahassee City Commission
https://www.talgov.com/cityleadership/city-commission.aspx

Leon County Commission
http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Home/County-Commission/Meet-Your-Commissioners

City of Tallahassee
https://talgov.com/Main/Home.aspx

Leon County
http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/

State Level

Florida Cabinet
https://www.myflorida.com/myflorida/cabinet/

Florida Senate
https://www.flsenate.gov/

Florida House of Representatives
https://myfloridahouse.gov/

Florida Board of Governors
https://www.flbog.edu/

Florida Department of Education
http://www.fldoe.org/

Florida Department of Agriculture
https://www.fdacs.gov/

Federal Level

President of the United States
https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-biden/

U.S. Senate
https://www.senate.gov/

U.S. House of Representatives
https://www.house.gov/

U.S. Department of Education
https://www.ed.gov/

U.S. Department of Agriculture
https://www.usda.gov/

U.S. Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/

FAMU POLITICAL LEADERS

U.S. Representative David Scott (D-Ga)
https://davidscott.house.gov/

U.S. Representative Al Lawson Jr. (D-Fla.)
https://lawson.house.gov/

U.S. Representative Al Green (D-Texas)
https://algreen.house.gov/

Florida Senator Shevrin Jones   
https://www.flsenate.gov/

Florida Senator Bobby Powell, Jr.
https://www.flsenate.gov/

Florida Representative Ramon Alexander
https://myfloridahouse.gov/

Florida Representative Kamia Brown
https://myfloridahouse.gov/

Florida Representative Travaris McCurdy
https://myfloridahouse.gov/

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta, Georgia
https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/mayor-s-office/meet-the-mayor

Mayor Melvin Carter III, St. Paul, Minnesota
https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/mayors-office

Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham, East Point, Georgia
https://www.eastpointcity.org/mayor/

Mayor Ron Johnson, Donalsonville, Georgia
https://www.donalsonvillega.org/CityOfficials.aspx

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH LEGISLATORS

U.S. House of Representatives
https://www.house.gov/doing-business-with-the-house/communicating-with-congress-cwc

U.S. Senate
https://www.senate.gov/senators/How_to_correspond_senators.htm

Florida House of Representatives
https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/contentViewer.aspx?Category=PublicGuide&File=About_The_Representatives_Effective_Communication_With_Your_Representative.html

Florida Senate
https://www.flsenate.gov/About/EffectiveCommunication

CONTACT

Office of Government Relations
Lee Hall | Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL 32307
(850) 599-3225 |  gr@famu.edu