January 2017 Message from the Executive Director

The 2017 Florida Legislative Session begins Tuesday, March 7th; however, the legislature has already fired up the train and is moving full steam ahead with proposed legislation.  It seems like they get started earlier and earlier each year.  They were in town last week and are already hearing bills in committee.  While the first few…

Grants: A 360 Degree Perspective

Join the Florida League of Cities University on February 24, 2017 in Tallahassee for a full day of learning from the different perspectives of grant professionals. The registration deadline is February 14. This workshop is free to FLC member cities. Online registration is required by the deadline to guarantee a seat and a lunch. We…

Your Path to Government Efficiency Starts Here

Streamline – Your Path to Government Efficiency Starts Here is a book authored by ICMA member Richard Baron.  Richard is the Process & Project Coordinator for Coconino County in Arizona.  He wrote the book to teach Lean Government in simple language. The book is a business novel and follows the struggles of Sam McConnell, a…

Call for Nominations is Open for the 2017 ICMA Local Government Excellence Awards

Celebrate the profession by nominating a colleague or your community for a 2017 Local Government Excellence Award Each year, ICMA recognizes outstanding contributions to the local government management profession through the Local Government Excellence Awards Program. This is an opportunity for both local government professionals and local governments to receive recognition. Awards are presented to individuals…

ICMA Student Chapters Make a Difference

By Mike Grebosz, Assistant City Manager, DeLand, FL Being a part of the FCCMA Student Council Subcommittee since 2011 and helping get the UCF Student Chapter off the ground, I have seen the positive impact ICMA Student Chapters have had on students, local governments and the profession. Within the City of DeLand, we have hired…