Charlotte County Wins NACIO Best in Class Award

By Brian Gleason, Communications Manager, Administration – Public Information Office, Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners Charlotte County’s CC-TV earned the National Association of County Information Officers’ Best in Class Award in the Audio/Visual category for its video featuring singer Justin Timberlake’s hit song, “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” CC-TV Television Production Specialist Todd Dunn and…

Florida Supreme Court May Decide Fate of Liens Recorded After Foreclosure Judgments

James Ober v. Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fourth District Court of Appeals, Case No. 4D14-4597 (Broward County Circuit Court, Case Number CACE 14-006782 (05)). Real estate investors, municipalities, and community associations may gain some clarity about post-judgment liens if the Florida Supreme Court decides to hear Ober v. Town of Lauderdale By-the-Sea, Case No.: 4D14-4597 (Fla.…

August 2017 INNOVATION EDGE

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation All Up in Your Face Technology can help train employees and foster organizational development, but virtual experiences like webinars and online networks cannot replace the community cohesion that occurs when workers learn together in person. Communities of practice, or learning networks, gather employees in the…

ICMA: Looking for a Few Good Heroes

The blog, “Looking for a Few Good Heroes,” is now available at: http://lifewellrun.org/looking-for-a-few-good-heroes/ and features the work of Sally Sullivan, administrative assistant from Indian Harbour Beach. In addition to Sally Sullivan’s Community Heroes story, ICMA has some great success stories from Florida posted on its website at: http://lifewellrun.org/success-stories-list/. ICMA is always looking for ways to recognize and celebrate the value of…

2017 FLC University Fall Summit Series

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: PLANS, PARTNERS AND POTENTIAL Locations: Southwest Florida: North Port – September 29 Northwest Florida: Panama City – October 6 Northeast and Central Florida: Gainesville – October 20 Southeast Florida: Cutler Bay – November 3 DESCRIPTION: Economic activity in the right form and at the right level is essential to the well-being of every city.…

August 2017 President’s Message

Ethics. It’s been a founding principle of our profession since the creation of the ICMA over 100 years ago. And it has never been more important than in these times of “fake news,” hyper-partisanship and widespread distrust in government at all levels. Ethical choices confront us every day and our staff, elected officials and the…

ICMA Webinar: “Strategies for Having Difficult Conversations”

“Effective Communication of Complex Issues to the Public” — ICMA Coaching Program webinar

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Register now for this no-charge webinar.

Topics:
What’s working to communicate complex issues effectively?
How do you choose the right approach for the topic?
What are helpful examples of concrete applications and do’s and don’ts?

August 2017 New Members

The following membership applications have been received. If no current member comes forth with a reason why these applicants should not be approved as members, he/she will be invoiced for dues. Daniel Alfonso, District V, City Manager, City of Miami, Full Member; Joan Goodrich, District IV, Economic Development Director, City of Delray Beach, Affiliate Member; Stan…