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City of Altamonte Springs' Award Winning Risk Management Approach

Submitted by Robyn Francis on December 12, 2023

Congratulations to the City of Altamonte Springs, Florida for their recent Partnership Innovation Award from the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust (FMIT).

Last month, Smart Cities Council, in partnership with CAMMS and Vantiq hosted a summit on Building Tomorrow's Sustainable Urban Ecosystem in Orlando. Frank Martz, City Manager, Altamonte Springs kicked off the event with a keynote sharing lessons learned by the City of Altamonte Springs and the many forward-thinking solutions that enhance the quality of life for its residents recognizing the importance of public-private partnerships in creating a working network for urban co-development.  

Martz was later joined for a panel discussion with Racquel Asa, Chief Marketing Officer, Beep and Jeremy Dilmore, Transportation Systems Management and Operations Engineer, Florida Transportation Authority.  Collaborating with Beep, the City of Altamonte Springs launched CraneRIDES – a new autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle project in the Uptown Altamonte area.  The City's first of its kind phased AV pilot explores alternative transit modes and offers solutions for the changing economic and urban landscape.

To learn more about Altamonte Springs' journey read the official media release below and visit the FMIT website to learn more about the Partnership Innovation Award.

About the City of Altamonte Springs

Altamonte Springs is a city born of innovation, fiscal responsibility and progressive ideas. The City is completely debt free and maintains one of the lowest tax rates in Florida. City leadership, staff, residents and local businesses share a vision of making Altamonte Springs the best place in Florida to live, work, raise a family, earn a degree, seek medical care, build a business and more. Few locations in the state offer the robust services Altamonte Springs provides at such a low cost. From forward-thinking projects and proactive initiatives to an evolving business climate and environmentally-friendly projects, Altamonte Springs has set an example for other municipalities by striving to work beyond the typical constraints of local government.

The City has a perfect blend of community spirit and bustling activities that help create a wholesome environment for residents and visitors alike. Residential tree-lined streets and beautiful, natural parks reflect the charming and unique character of what locals call home.

Not to mention, the City’s robust events program is the most exciting in the region; all generously funded by the area’s corporate sponsors. Hosting more than one million visitors each year, Altamonte Springs’ programs infuse into the community a sense of excitement and entertainment, while enriching its diverse social fabric.