Linda M. Yates

Vice Mayor
City of North Port, Florida

Elected to the North Port City Commission in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, Linda Yates served as Mayor in 2013 and 2016, and currently serves as Vice-Mayor. Prior to serving on the Commission, Yates worked in management, marketing and public relations for over 29 years. As a small business owner, Yates specialized in managing trade show events, public speaking and business consulting. In the course of her business she wrote and published a book on business strategies as well as numerous training manuals and quarterly publications for freight transportation entrepreneurs. She also made appearances as a featured speaker on national radio and at international conventions and has coached many individuals pursuing new careers. Over the years Yates had been involved in various civic and business organizations, and has served as the City representative on various agency committees including Policy Committee of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary, Florida League of Cities (FLC) Urban Administration Committee and Energy and Environmental Committee and currently serves on the FLC Transportation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee, NLC Youth and Family Council, Manasota League of Cities, Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization and is Past Chair of the MPO Public Transportation Taskforce. Yates is also a Silver Level participant in the NLC Leadership Training Institute and the Florida League of Cities University and has completed over 18 courses for elected officials on various topics including ethics, land use planning, economic development, pensions, human resources and labor relations. She is a Past President of the Manasota League of Cities, was a recipient of the FLC Home Rule Hero Award in 2015 and 2017, currently serves on the FLC Board of Directors for District 10 and continues to actively participate in advocacy efforts to advance the Florida League of Cities legislative agenda and help protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities.

Linda M. Yates will be speaking at:

Urban, Rural and the American Middle: Strategies for Meeting Transportation and Water Needs

March 12, 2018 10:45 am - 12:15 pm ,

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