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. Joan Goodrich, District IV, Economic Development Director, City of Delray Beach, Affiliate Member; and Stan Morris, District V, Deputy City Manager, City of Sunny Isles…

JULY 2017 INNOVATION EDGE

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation It’s Time to Put Your Organization’s Innovations on Paper And, submit a Case Study application for the TLG 2018 Conference, which will be held in Tacoma, Washington, April 3-6. Alliance members are a community that grows stronger by sharing stories and successes. Let us hear…

PMM: Town of Dundee 25th Anniversary

FCCMA Member Ken Fields presented a certificate on June 27, 2017 to the Dundee Commission recognizing the Town for its 25th anniversary of operation under the commission-manager form of government. Pictured: Lake Wales City Manager Ken Fields and Dundee Interim Town Manager Deena Ware.

PMM Committee Request: Information About Internships

The Public Management Matters (PMM) committee needs your help.  We are researching internship opportunities throughout the state; which we can compile and communicate to the “next generation” through our local student chapters. Our goal is to bring talent to Florida and stimulate interest in the affairs of City/ County Management. Tell us about your internship…

Norman W. Hickey Obituary

  Norman W. Hickey, 89, passed away on Wednesday, July 19th 2017. Mr. Hickey was a previously a President of the ICCMA and served as city manager in Daytona Beach, FL, Titusville, FL, and St. Petersburg, FL, he also served as a County Administrator for Hillsborough County, FL. He is survived by his wife of…

July 2017 President’s Message

Most of us have been busy in recent weeks putting together our budgets and reviewing them with our elected officials. The FCCMA has the same October 1 budget year. Our committees have been active and many have provided budget recommendations. A draft FCCMA budget has been reviewed by the Executive Committee and will be presented…

My Crystal Ball Reveals… Change is Inevitable 

by Gina Peebles, CPRP, Assistant County Manager for Community and Administrative Services, Alachua County If you are a long-time resident of your community, you may reminisce about how things used to be in the “good ol’ days.”  I remember seeing a photograph published in our local newspaper of a major intersection from 50 years prior…

ICMA Webinar: “Effective Communication of Complex Issues to the Public”

“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?

Damaged Pipeline: What should you do?

Media Contact: (386) 575-2050 Wendy.schaefer@sunshine811.com LOCAL, FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES CALL TO 911 WHEN PIPELINE DAMAGED Sunshine 811 provides tools to reduce likelihood of damages and max federal fines up to $2 million DEBARY, FL, (June 21, 2017) – Effective July 1, 2017, Florida excavators will be required to call 911 to report any contact with…

Our Changing Workforce and Emergency Management Plans 

Our Changing Workforce and Emergency Management Plans  By: Wanda Kimsey, Student St. Petersburg College, Public Policy and Administration Program wanda.kimsey@gmail.com July 2017 As city and county managers you are very familiar with the ever changing dynamics in the public sector workforce.  Communication and collaboration between agencies is extremely valuable, as is the sharing of institutional knowledge among the leaders…

PANAMA CITY – Director Human Resources & Risk Management

Salary Range:  $79,430.17 – $127,088.28.  Closing Date:  Open Until Filled.  Directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, evaluation of the Human Resources functions, and directly responsible to administer the City’s risk management, safety, worker’s compensation, and employee pay, performance evaluation, and benefits program. See the complete job description and apply on-line at www.pcgov.org.

ALACHUA COUNTY – Human Resources Coordinator

$23,749.54 – $36,892.44 Annually Closing Date: 7/21/17 Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration or related field and two years of progressively responsible professional human resource experience; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Successful completion of criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience…

ALACHUA COUNTY – Senior Planner

$55,458.62 – $88,841.38 Annually Closing Date: 7/21/17 Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in urban planning, geography, public administration, architecture, civil engineering, environmental science, or related field, and one year professional planning experience; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Positions assigned to the Department of Environmental Protection require the possession of a valid State of Florida driver’s license.…

ROSWELL, GA – City Administrator

The City of Roswell, located 20 miles from Downtown Atlanta, is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of City Administrator. Roswell is the eighth largest city in Georgia with a population of more than 88,000; median household income of $87,080; median home value of $199,430.  Its natural beauty, innovative local businesses, ranking as safest…

July 2017 New Members

The following membership application has been received. If no current member comes forth with a reason why this applicant should not be approved as a member, he/she will be invoiced for dues. Greg Chavarria, District V, Assistant City Manager, City of Hallandale Beach, Full Member; Jeremy Earle, District V, Assistant City Manager, City of Hallandale Beach,…

GAINESVILLE – City Arborist

Closing Date/Time Sun. 07/16/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary $24.30 – $36.30 Hourly $50,554.00 – $75,503.00 Annually Job Type Full-Time Regular Location Gainesville, Florida Department Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs For more information and to apply, please visit http://cityofgainesville.org/humanresources/employmentopportunities AA/DFWP/EOE/VP The City of Gainesville is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is innovative and…

2017 Exhibitors and Sponsors at the Annual Conference

The Florida City and County Management Association would like to thank the following exhibitors and sponsors for their participation in the 2017 Annual Conference at the Hilton Orlando. The Association appreciates the many years of support and your part in making it a good experience for all of the members. Ajax Building Corporation · Amec…

2017 Newly Credentialed Managers

The following Floridians were recognized at the FCCMA Annual Conference at the Hilton Orlando for becoming a newly credentialed manager: William Alonso, City Manager, Miami Springs Mark Cunningham, Assistant County Administrator, Sarasota County Jennifer M. Frastai, Director of Engineering and Community Development, Oakland Park Jorge Gonzalez, Village Manager, Bal Harbour Frederick Murry, Assistant City Manager,…

FCCMA Announces 2017 Award Recipients

At its annual conference at the Hilton Orlando, the Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) presented its 2017 awards to individuals for significant contributions to the management of local government in Florida. “Every year, FCCMA gathers to honor members who are receiving these awards for their outstanding contributions to the profession and to this…

Program Year 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors

At the 2017 Annual Conference, the business meeting and elections resulted in the following new members on the Board of Directors: President: Jim Hanson, Town Manager, Orange Park President-Elect: Michael Cernech, City Manager, Tamarac Secretary/Treasurer: Shannon Lewis, Assistant City Manager, Melbourne Past President: Robert (Bobby) Green, City Manager, Auburndale District I Director: Michael Beedie, City Manager, Fort Walton Beach District…

PALM COAST – Deputy City Clerk

Under direction, the purpose of the position is to assist the City Clerk in providing complex and specialized administrative/secretarial support to the City Manager and City Government.  Employee functions at executive support level to provide highly accountable, confidential support to the City Manager Office, and promote the effectiveness and efficiency of daily administrative operations.  Position…

PALM COAST – Public Works Manager

The City of Palm Coast Public Works Department is made up of five (5) divisions; Streets, Drainage, Parks, Facilities, and Fleet and approximately 100 (one-hundred) employees.  Under executive direction, the purpose of the position is to administer program management to include oversight of various Public Works projects and processes.  The selected employee shall perform at…

June 2017 President’s Message

It’s a great honor to serve as the FCCMA President this year.  It provides an opportunity for me to give back to many people and to a profession that have helped me so much over the years. When I started in local government almost 41 years ago, I had no clue of where it would…

GAINESVILLE – Talent Acquisition Specialist

Closing Date/Time Sun. 07/23/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary $26.21 – $39.15 Hourly $54,520.00 – $81,425.00 Annually Job Type Full-Time Regular Department Human Resources/Organizational Development The City of Gainesville’s Department of Human Resources is seeking an innovative and highly independent Talent Acquisition Specialist with exceptional customer orientation to recruit top talent for a New American City. This…

JUPITER – Information Systems Director

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION The purpose of this classification is to perform technical and administrative management and oversight to organize, plan, and direct the functions of the Information Systems Department. This is an executive position that exercises strong leadership and management overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of a variety of complex technology systems. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS…

June 2017 Message from the Executive Director

We’ve just returned from an excellent annual conference. Our goal is the make the value of this educational event second to none for our members. The conference provides three-plus days of workshops, sessions and top-notch speakers, along with opportunities for peer-sharing. Hopefully, this face-to-face interaction with your association and your peers doesn’t end with the…

Presenting Your Budget to the Public

FLCU and FCCMA have partnered to bring you a free online learning opportunity. The webinar will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2017 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. One of the toughest jobs city staff and officials face each year is making sense of the municipal budget for a variety of audiences. Fiscal hawks, community activists, local…

2017 Records Management: Live Webinar Series

The Florida Institute of Government is offering a newly updated Records Management: Live Webinar Series to all Florida public agency records custodians, Records Management Liaison Officers (RMLO), management and staff. This six hour webinar series is scheduled in two hour increments over three consecutive Wednesdays in August, 2017. The program, conducted in partnership with the Florida Department…

Medical Marijuana and Your City: Facts, Fiction and Moving Forward

Free FLC Research Symposium Wednesday, August 16 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Orlando World Center Marriott In 2016, Florida’s voters approved a Constitutional amendment legalizing the production, distribution and use of medical marijuana. The implementation of this amendment will require legislation, administrative rule and the development of complex processes for growers, doctors and…

LAKE COUNTY – Housing & Community Development Division Manager

Lake County is seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION MANAGER.  Under limited supervision, the position plans, develops, coordinates and oversees housing programs for Lake County citizens. The position is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the operations of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Community Development…

STUART – City Manager

(2015 Estimated Population:  16,037) Named “America’s Happiest Seaside Town” by Coastal Living Magazine in 2016, Stuart, Florida is a hidden gem along Florida’s appropriately named Treasure Coast. The magazine called it an “Old Florida-style treasure,” and the citizens couldn’t agree more, as Stuart’s welcoming, quaint atmosphere and charm are widely known characteristic s of the…

OAKLAND – Assistant Town Manager

Established in 1887, the Town of Oakland, FL, (approx. pop. 2,800) seeks to hire an Assistant Town Manager.  The Town of Oakland, FL is a quaint, rapidly growing community near Orlando, West Orange County, FL.  About 80 employees work for The Town of Oakland and the Town’s current budget is $10 million. This is a…

CLEARWATER – Utility Engineering Manager

SALARY: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 06/15/17 CLOSING DATE: 07/13/17 11:59 PM POSITION DESCRIPTION: The City of Clearwater Engineering Department is seeking an experienced professional administrative and technical engineer to administer the operations of the Utilities Division within the Engineering Department. The Engineering Manager oversees a staff of six (6) engineers and works closely…

VENICE – Stormwater Engineer

General Statement of Job Performs engineering and watershed functions including the design, implementation, and administration of capital improvement and private construction projects. City Expectations: All City of Venice employees are expected to demonstrate PRIDE in their jobs by being Productive, Responsible, Innovative, Dedicated and Ethical. In addition, certain essential city services are required to be…

HALLANDALE BEACH – Police Chief

SALARY RANGE: $93,000.00 – $175,000.00 OPENING DATE:  June 26, 2017 CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled NATURE OF WORK: The fundamental objective of this classification is to direct, plan and manage all functions and operations of the Police Department in the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the prevention of crime and protection of life and property…

FORT MYERS BEACH – Community Development Director

This is highly responsible work providing management, leadership and direction to the department of community development in the areas of zoning, planning, building permitting and inspection, via contract with Lee County, enforcement and licensing, development (site plan) review, and environmental review. Incumbent will make recommendations to the Town Manager and Town Council regarding land development…

ALACHUA COUNTY – Drug Counselor

$38,634.13 – $60,014.45 Annually Closing Date: 07/14/17 Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related program area and one year of experience with responsibilities for a specific program or program area; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Applicants within six…

RIVIERA BEACH- Chief of Police

Starting Salary Range:  $108,250 – $119,075 Closing Date:  August 11, 2017 Apply: https://rivierabch.applicantpro.com/jobs Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a closely related field.  Florida Law Enforcement Certification or the ability to obtain the Certification within six (6) months of the employment offer, and ten (10) years of experience as…

RIVIERA BEACH- Director of Purchasing

Starting Salary Range:  $83,941 – $92,335 Closing Date:  Open Until Filled Apply: https://rivierabch.applicantpro.com/jobs Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Purchasing or a closely related discipline. Certified Public Purchasing Officer or Certified Purchasing Manager credentials required or attainment of the Certifications within six (6) months of the employment offer. A minimum of five (5)  years…

MANATEE COUNTY- County Administrator

MANATEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SEEKS A COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR (Salary Range is – $155,708 – $249,142 DOQ/E; + Excellent Benefits!) Located just south of and bordering Tampa Bay and stretching south along Florida’s spectacular Gulf Coast, the shores of Manatee County are some of the most beautiful in all of Florida.  However, this county of 350,000, living…

CITY OF HOLLYWOOD- Director of Financial Services

  Home to approximately 145,000 residents, Hollywood is located within minutes of the second busiest cruise port in the world and adjacent to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. It is strategically located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami insuring convenience and access while offering a corporate and residential lifestyle all its own. The City operates on…

BAYTOWN, TX – Fire Chief

Deadline for first review of applications: July 13, 2017 Hidden from the big city hustle and bustle, Baytown is one of the Texas Gulf Coast’s best-kept secrets.  With a population of approximately 82,000, it is the third largest city in the Houston metropolitan area and is located about 30 miles from downtown Houston. The City…

CLERMONT – Environmental Services Director

Salary:  Depends on education and experience Closing Date: July 16, 2017 Highly responsible professional and administrative position, directing all operations and aspects of the Environmental Services Department for the City of Clermont.  Oversees and is responsible for a considerable variety and volume of work related to the City’s water production, distribution, wastewater treatment, wastewater laboratory,…

GAINESVILLE – Internal Control Manager

The City of GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA invites your interest in the position of Internal Control Manager Salary: Depends on Qualifications The City Manager’s Office is seeking a Director to perform work evaluating internal controls for the City of Gainesville and ensuring appropriate levels of oversight across all departments. This position reviews business practices and process controls,…

GAINESVILLE – Wild Spaces Public Places Director

The City of GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA invites your interest in the position of WILD SPACES PUBLIC PLACES DIRECTOR Salary: $39.42 – $60.90 Hourly / $81,985.00 – $126,669.00 Annually The City Manager’s Office is seeking a Director to perform managerial and administrative work that focuses on improving existing assets, creating exciting new venues and offering new services…

Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Matthew and Hermine

                Presentation: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Matthew and Hermine Michael Kennett, Deputy Director, and General Counsel, Florida Division of Emergency Management; David Peaton, Assistant Director, Emergency Management, Levy County; Alan Rosen, Assistant City Manager, Port Orange; John Ward, Director, Division of Emergency Management, Clay County; Paul Wilson, Acting Public Assistant Branch Chief, Recovery…

ALACHUA COUNTY – Civil Engineer II

$58,397.66 – $93,550.08 Annually Closing Date: 07/14/17 Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public works engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering or a closely  related engineering field  and  three years related professional engineering experience.  Must possess a valid Florida Driver License.  Engineer Intern (EI) Certification required at the time of employment.  Applicants within six months of meeting…

June 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. Joseph A. Baird, District IV, Life Member; Desiree Casanova, District V, Masters of Public Administration, Nova Southeastern University, Student Member; Diana Gallego, District III, Masters of…

ICMA 103rd Annual Conference

ICMA 103rd Annual Conference October 22-25, 2017 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas Housing and registration open online at 12 noon EDT on Wednesday, June 28. Preliminary program materials will be published in the July issue of PM magazine.  Detailed information will be available on the conference website, icma.org/conference. Registration fees  (Includes…

Governor Signs Public Records/Attorneys Fees

On May 23, 2017, Governor Scott signed a bill relating to public records/attorney fees. To implement various protections under the new law, immediate action is required by your city (primarily posting the contact information for the city’s custodian of public records, which is a defined term under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes). The memo includes a…

May 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. David R. Allen, Masters of Public Administration, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Student Member; Daniel Biles, District VII, County Administrator, Pasco County, Full Member; Edward…

April 2017 Message from the Executive Director

“In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying, so get in motion and grow.”  Lou Holtz This quote is applicable to all FCCMA members, regardless of age or position.  Whether you’re 20 or 80, there is always room to grow, learn, and improve.  The FCCMA Annual Conference offers the perfect opportunity to do all of…

Keynote and Featured Speakers at the 2017 ICMA Annual Conference

ICMA announces the Keynote and Feature Speakers Sunday, October 22 Opening Session, 3–5 p.m Rabia Siddique: Courage Under Fire The Opening General Session of ICMA’s 103rd Annual Conference will feature an inspirational presentation by Rabia Siddique, a former war crimes and terrorism prosecutor, international humanitarian, retired British Army officer, hostage survivor, and mother of triplets.…

April 2017 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Sparking Innovation How do you spark innovation in your organization? Try an Innovation and Technology Fair. In October, Hennepin County’s Center of Innovation and Excellence and IT departments partnered for an Innovation and Technology Fair (lovingly referred to by Mike Sable as “Innotechxpo”). The event…

JOSEPH YARBROUGH, CITY MANAGER, SOUTH DAYTONA

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 30 years  Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? 42 years Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. Political Science and MPA – University of Tennessee What got you interested in public service? My father was a journalist and political activist, seeking or holding…

Setting the Standard for Customer Service

How Marion County began living its plan to move from good to great By Brian Moree, Assistant County Administrator, Marion County Setting the standard for customer service: though the phrase itself is nearly as common as images of mountains on inspirational posters, it’s less common to find organizations truly striving to study and embody what…

Active Shooter Workshop: Part of Safe Cities, Safe Florida Initiative

Florida has encountered several incidents in recent times where local governments have needed to respond to active shooters. Knowing what to do saves lives. Join your intergovernmental colleagues for a dynamic workshop on planning for, responding to and learning from active shooter scenarios. This one-day workshop is offered in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. WHO SHOULD…

Best Practices in Citizen/Customer Service Webinar

The ICMA Coaching Program invites you and your team to this free webinar: “Best Practices in Citizen/Customer Service” — ICMA Coaching Program webinar 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern), Thursday, May 11, 2017 Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4812060297331296002 Topics: What are agencies doing to raise the bar of service delivery and cost effectiveness?…

Supervisor to Leader: Road Map to Success

 An Interactive Webinar Series   The Florida Institute of Government (IOG) is pleased to announce the following webinar series: From Supervisor to Leader: Road Map to Success. This interactive webinar series will be held on three consecutive Thursdays:  May 11, May 18, and May 25, 2017, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon (EDT.) Typically a three-day long program taught…

2017 CityStats Survey Now Underway

The annual CityStats survey is the cornerstone of most research and analysis done at the Florida League of Cities. Now in its seventh year, the CityStats survey has allowed for analysis of municipal government policies and programs by both League staff and university research institutes. The 2017 survey is now being conducted online via survey…

2017 ICMA Conference Scholarships

ICMA’s Conference scholarships are part of its commitment to attracting a wide and diverse group of people into the local government management profession, developing and mentoring early-to-mid-career professionals already in the field and helping members working in smaller communities. Experience the value of the Annual Conference, below is a list of the scholarship opportunities offered: 2017…

April 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. Salem J. Abraham, District I, Masters of Public Administration, Florida State University, Student Member; Torey Alston, District VII, Equal Opportunity Director, City of Gainesville, Affiliate Member;…

Professional Management Matters

By: Katherine Dunn Did you know that Professional Management Matters (PMM) was the Florida City/County Management Associations’ response to ICMA’s Life, Well Run campaign for the state of Florida? FCCMA’s goal is to highlight the benefits of the council manager form of government and to explore real life examples of how the collaboration between professional…