Promoting Professional Management

The following was a letter to the editor of the Daytona Beach News from Howard D. Tipton. Dr. Hart Long of Daytona Beach recently passed away. He was one of those outstanding citizens who could be described in a number of ways–I would say “Always there, always working for good government.” He left a special…

A CASE STUDY FOR ABANDONED MUNICIPAL CEMETERIES

By: David S. Johnson, MPA Assistant to the City Manager, Haines City, FL INTRODUCTION During the spring of 2015, a young couple from New York came into city hall to speak with Haines City’s then new City Clerk, Linda Bourgeois. Their request seemed simple—they wanted to verify the final resting place of the husband’s mother,…

November 2016 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation At the recent BIG Ideas meeting in Dublin, Ohio, the Alliance Board of Directors approved  a plan to be the catalyst for vibrant communities through local government innovation. Our focus over the next four years will be supporting and growing a network of local government innovators, leveraging…

ICMA Update for November 2016

Life Well Run Community Heroes If you look around your community, you’ll find people using their talents each day to improve our quality of life. Some are in very public roles-like police officers or teachers. Others keep the roads maintained, collect recycling, beautify our parks and public spaces. We’re capturing profiles of these community heroes…

Welcome Linda Bridges

The Florida League of Cities has recently promoted 34-year League veteran, Linda Bridges, to Director of Association Services. In this role, Linda and her staff, will work with the Florida City and County Management Association, and other associations managed by the Florida League of Cities, to provide administrative/operational/day-to-day services to the executive director, board and…