PLANT CITY Chip Morrison, general counsel for the Florida League of Cities, recently received an annual award named in memory of a longtime Plant City attorney.
Morrison received the Paul S. Buchman Award at the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association's seminar. The award recognizes Morrison's "significant contributions to the practice of municipal law."
Judge James R. Wolf, Florida First District Court of Appeal, presented the award. He said Morrison's dedication to "Florida's municipalities over the last 30 years makes him the perfect recipient of an award named for Mr. Buchman."
Buchman served Plant City as its city attorney for 42 years, until his death in 1991. His son, Ken, has been city attorney since his father's death.
The municipal attorney of the year award was named in Paul Buchman's honor a few years ago. A portion of State Road 39 is also named for Buchman.