A Call to Action Update: Engaging ICMA Student Chapters

Members of the ICMA Student Chapters from both the University of South Florida and University of Central Florida joined the FCCMA Officers on July 22nd to collaborate on issues to help MPA students interested in pursing management careers in local government. The meeting was held at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland during the FCCMA Executive…

July 2016 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.  Kristen Kerr, District I, Management Analyst, City of Tallahassee, Affiliate Member; Noah Powers, District IV, Town Manager, Town of Orchid, Full Member; and Katie Taylor,…

Message from the Executive Director, June 2016

by Casey Cook, FCCMA Executive Director The 2016 FCCMA Annual Conference is in the books!  For those that couldn’t make this year’s conference, the theme was “Growing the Next Generation” and based on the feedback we’ve received, it was one of our best conferences yet!  Please join me in thanking the conference planning committee for…

2016 Newly Credentialed Managers

The following Floridans were recognized at the FCCMA Annual Conference at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista for becoming a newly credentialed manager: Sharon M. Anselmo, City Manager, City of Maitland Bradley S. Arnold, County Administrator, Sumter County Ana M. Garcia, City Manager, City of North Miami Beach Daniel Rosemond, City Manager, Hallandale Beach FCCMA…

2016 Years of Service to FCCMA Awards

5 Years Tory Bombard • Alan J. Cohen • Marie Elianor • James Gleason • Andrew Johnson • Edward Koconis • Ocea Lattimore • John Lege • Raymond Liggins • Rosalyn R. Monroe • Steve Morris • Vernita Nelson • Lee A. Niblock • Jennene Norman-Vacha • James O’Reilly • Troy Parkinson • Sharon P. Ragoonan…

Program Year 2016 – 2017 Board of Directors

At the 2016 annual conference at the Lake Buena Vista Hilton this week, the business meeting and elections resulted in the following new board of directors: President:                           Robert (Bobby) Green, city manager, Auburndale (Polk County) President-elect:                James (Jim) Hanson, ICMA-CM town manager, Orange Park (Clay County) Secretary-Treasurer:      Michael (Mike) Cernech, ICMA-CM, city manager, Tamarac (Broward…

FCCMA Announces 2016 Award Recipients

At the association’s annual conference at the Lake Buena Vista Hilton in Orlando, the Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) presented its 2016 awards to the following individuals: President’s Award (Given by the president in appreciation for someone who has unswervingly supported the profession of city and county management) Kurt Bressner, ICMA-CM, statewide coordinator,…

2016 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 2016 Annual Conference at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. The Association appreciates the many years of support and your part in making it a good experience for all of the members. 5i Solutions,…

2016 CityStats Survey Responses Needed

The annual CityStats survey is the cornerstone of most research and analysis done at the Florida League of Cities. The 2016 survey is now being conducted online via survey links that were emailed to each city’s designated key official on Monday, May 9. Your survey link is unique to your city. If the link was…

June 2016 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Blueprint Chesterfield: Building a Better Community At the TLG Conference that was held this month in St. Paul, Minnesota, Chesterfield County, Virginia, staff from did a follow-up presentation to the study they presented last year. Presenter Natalie Spillman, budget and management analyst for the county, said,…

Congratulations to FCCMA Member Jane Shang

Jane Shang, city manager of Deltona was selected by the Volusia League of Cities to receive the 2016 City Manager of the Year Award. The Volusia League of Cities determines the recipient based upon outstanding leadership that makes their city and Volusia County a better place to live. In her first year as city manager,…

Global Executive Online Masters of Public Administration

The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark has developed the first completely online, international, executive-level graduate degree in the field. The Global Executive Online Master’s of Public Administration (GEOMPA) program consists of 30 credits of coursework over two years, with all 10 courses offered online to executive-level student groups around the…

Florida Business Watch Affiliate Spotlight

florida business watch logo FINALFlorida Business Watch (FBW) and FCCMA together create a strong government/business network, able to speak with one unified voice on issues affecting Florida’s cities and counties. FBW is a non-profit trade association designed to assist cities and counties in Tallahassee and help local government and its corporate partners work together through training and education.

June 2016 New Members

The following membership applications have been received. If no current member comes forth with a reason why these applicant should not be approved as members, he/she will be invoiced for dues.  William Alonso, District V, City Manager, City of Miami Springs, Full Member; John Alvarez, District V, Procurement Manager, City of Doral, Affiliate Member; Zeriah K.…

Town of South Palm Beach

By Maylee De Jesus, Town Clerk/Assistant to the Town Manager There are 663 miles of beaches around the State of Florida, and 5/8 of a mile belongs to the Town of South Palm Beach. Property values are affected by the condition of the beach, which affects the monies due to municipalities from property taxes that…

Why Kansas City? Kansas City Royals

The ICMA Host Committee invites you to visit the Greater Kansas City Region, for the 102nd Annual Conference, September 25-28, 2016.  Why Kansas City?  Because Kansas City is home to the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals!!! The Kansas City Royals, founded in 1969, compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the American League…

Florida Association Prioritizes the Next Generation

Reprinted with permission from the May 2016 issue of Public Management (PM) magazine published and copyrighted by ICMA (International City/County Management Association), Washington, D.C. By Ratna Okhai As baby boomer managers continue to retire, there are fewer Generation X professionals (those born between 1964 and 1977) prepared to fill their positions. Research suggests that millennials…

2016 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 sixth year, the CityStats survey has allowed for analysis of municipal government policies and programs by both League staff and university research institutes. The 2016 survey is now being conducted online via survey…

Survey on Recruiting and Retaining Well-Qualified Finance Directors and Financial Administration Professionals

Government Services Group is asking your help on completing the survey with the link below. “A number of local governments throughout Florida have experienced difficulty recruiting and retaining well qualified Finance Directors and financial administration professionals.  This is particularly true of smaller governments who may only require part time support and be challenged to meet…

Transitions

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director Just over 20 years ago I attended my first FCCMA board meeting as the new executive director.  It was both a welcoming and intimidating weekend at the same time – but it feels like it was just a few short years ago.  How did the span of a generation…

Drones in Your City: Navigating State and Federal Law

Join the Florida League of Cities us for a FREE webinar on June 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6477217875397903362 It has never been easier for governments, companies, and citizens to obtain small unmanned aircraft systems, or “drones,” that are easy to fly. The potential for these devices to assist in government operations…

Congratulations Ken!

Ken Small is retiring from the Florida League of Cities after 31 years.  Many of you know Ken and have had the pleasure of working with and learning from him over the years.  Ken is a former city manager, a past Executive Director of the Association, and an honorary member of FCCMA, but more importantly,…

ICMA Code of Ethics: Tenet 3

ICMA began a review of the ICMA Code of Ethics and Guidelines in 2013.  This year, Tenet 3 is being reviewed.  ICMA is asking members to submit their comments.  Below is Tenet 3 and the Guidelines for the Tenet. Tenet 3.  Be dedicated to the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all public and…

Celebrating 50 Years!

By Lynn Lovallo, FCCMA former Executive Assistant With a voice that one ever tires of hearing, great stories have been told to me and others by Earl (Bud) Parmer.  Bud is celebrating 50 years of membership with FCCMA; and those of us lucky enough to know him, have enjoyed hearing his stories of the early…

Congratulations to Betty Baker!

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) bestowed the organization’s highest honor upon FCCMA member, Betty Baker, during its national convention held April 13-17 2016 in Portland Oregon. The NFBPA is an organization of more than 2,600 members representing 350-plus local, state and federal jurisdictions. Its mission is to strengthen the position of African…

May 2016 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, they will be invoiced for dues.  Bud Bentley, District V, Town Manager, Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Full Member; John Paul Bodner, Special Projects Manager, Horry County, SC, Affiliate Member; Jack A. Butler,…

Flagler County 2016 Onsite Training Session

The Florida City and County Management Association is holding an onsite training session at the Flagler County Emergency Services, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building #3 in Bunnell on Friday, April 29th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. “A dynamic regional training program (the last one before the FCCMA Conference) has been prepared for FCCMA members…

Norm Hickey, FCCMA 60-Year Member

By Ken Parker, ICMA Liaison For sixty years, Norman Hickey has been a member of FCCMA.  He joined FCCMA when he came to Florida in 1956 to be the Assistant City Manager in Fort Lauderdale.  Norm’s public service career allowed him to serve in cities and counties from Florida to California and to work internationally…

Better Sure Than Sorry: What’s On Your Wall?

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director There have been a few headlines lately related to actions taken by local government managers across the state that might seem to land in an ethically gray area.  Despite the specific narrative within each of the ICMA Code of Ethics tenets (which is also the FCCMA Code of Ethics),…

University of Central Florida Internship Program Overview

Learning Objectives The course is designed to introduce, teach, or reinforce one or more of the adapted National Association of Schools of Public Administration (NASPAA) universal required competencies: The ability to lead and manage in public and nonprofit governance The ability to participate in and contribute to the policy process The ability to analyze, synthesize,…

What Makes Charlotte County Special

By Kelly Shoemaker, Deputy County Administrator, Charlotte County When I read the article Eleven Signs a City Will Succeed my brain went in a number of different directions. James Fallows’ article in the March 2016 issue of The Atlantic summarized his 54,000-mile journey around America in a single-engine plane. In his experience you can tell…

Ethics in Action

Need FCCMA ethics training hours? Plan to join in on Thursday May 19, for the next webinar in the ICMA Coaching Program Series: ETHICS IN ACTION Date: Thursday May 19, 2016 Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM, ET (1:00 – 2:30 PM, PT) Registration is free! Pre-registration is required. Learn More and Register at icma.org/coachingwebinars. Can’t…

Special Tuition Award for Florida City and County Management Association Members

Nova Southeastern University’s Huizenga College of Business is pleased to announce a special award for FCCMA members that is worth up to $6,200 off the published tuition rate when they enroll in an undergraduate or graduate business degree program (depending on courses format). The $6,200 tuition award is applied over the duration of the degree program. Award eligibility verification…

Gene Strickland, FCCMA 50-Year Member

Congratulations to Gene Strickland for 50 years of membership in FCCMA! His story began in a barber’s chair in 1964.  His barber, Smitty, was a City Commissioner City of Daytona Beach. He had graduated from FSU and completed his Army Reserve active duty obligation.  He was working an indoor finance job for General Electric but…

April 2016 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.  Tracey T. Barlow, District II, City Manager, City of Edgewater, Full Member; Lenox Bramble, District VI, Assistant City Manager, City of Venice, Full Member; Latrina…

Seminole County Government Provides a Grant to Leadership Seminole to establish a Seminole County Task Force on Homelessness

By Valmarie Turner, Director, Department of Community Services, Seminole County In November 2014, Leadership Seminole hosted Seminole Vision V – a platform that creates the environment in which community leaders come together to address challenges and capitalize on opportunities in Seminole County.  Over 100 Community Leaders unanimously decided that reducing homeless was a top community…

Kansas City Barbecue is Smokin’!!!

The ICMA Host Committee invites you to visit the Greater Kansas City Region, for the 102nd Annual Conference, September 25-28, 2016.  Why Kansas City?  Because Kansas City Barbecue is Smokin’!!! Legend has it that Kansas City barbecue began in the early 1900s in an old trolley barn at 19th and Highland.  A fellow named Henry…

70 Years: Grateful for Leaders and Members

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director We often say in the association world that members are the lifeblood.  Can’t really have an association without them!  Your association is celebrating 70 years this year, having been founded in 1946.  (Interesting note:  we found minutes from some type of meeting in 1942, but it appears to have…

Innovations in American Government Award

Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Awards. Offered by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is the nation’s premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best. All units of government — federal,…

Florida Benchmarking Consortium Spring 2016 Conference

The Florida Benchmarking Consortium’s Annual Spring Conference will be held in the City of Oviedo, April 20-22, 2016.  The theme is From Data in Action to “Data IN Action” and will provide attendees with information on how data collected is related to performance measures tracked, and how they are using data to improve internal processes, mine best practices…

The Value of a National Comparative Performance Database

By Randall H. Reid, Southeast Regional Director/Director of Performance Analytics, ICMA “Originally published in Government Finance Review, February 2016, www.gfoa.org.” In this article, ICMA Director of Performance Initiatives Randall Reid reinforces the importance of partnership between local government chief administrators and chief financial officers to lead a renewed, systematic focus on organizational performance. Comparison and…

Kenneth City Re-Birth Well Underway

By Matthew Campbell, Town Manager, Town of Kenneth City Over the past two years, the Town of Kenneth City has experienced tremendous revitalization and re-birth as a desirable, thriving community in the Tampa Bay area.  Following the passage of a 2013 charter modification from a strong mayor to a council-manager form of government, the Town hired…

March 2016 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.  Dale Arrington, District II, City Manager, City of Orange City, Full Member; Zuleyka Castro, District VII, Masters of Public Administration, Student Member; Gaylen Charles, District VII,…

March 2016 Onsite Training Sessions

There will be two onsite training session opportunities in March. The first training will be held March 4th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Palm Beach Gardens EEOC Training Facility. The second training will be held March 18th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Log Cabin in Biscayne Park. The training…

Karla Llanos, FCCMA Student Member

How long have you been a FCCMA member? I have been a FCCMA member since December 2014. Robert E. Lee, not the Commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862, but Dr. Lee from Florida Gulf Coast University is the person responsible for persuading me to join the…

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY (FGCU) HELPING THE CITY OF BONITA SPRINGS UPDATE THEIR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

By Karla Llanos, FCCMA Student Member What is a Comprehensive Plan? The Comprehensive Plan is probably one of the most important documents in a city or county. “Comprehensive planning is a process that determines community goals and aspirations in terms of community development” (APA, 2015).  The Comprehensive plan is typically a long range plan that…

Kansas City is the Heartland of America

The ICMA Host Committee invites you to visit the Greater Kansas City Region, for the 102nd Annual Conference, September 25-28, 2016.  Why Kansas City?  Because Kansas City is the heartland of America and a perfect locale to gather local government professionals. The Greater Kansas City Region is a fourteen-county metropolitan area located at the junction…

February 2016 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. Deborah Wells Faust, District VIII, Organization & Employee Development Manager, Polk County, Affiliate Member; Roger Hernstadt, District VI, City Manager, City of Marco Island, Full…

FCCMA Website Update

FCCMA is in the process of redesigning our website. We’ll be upgrading to a software that is more mobile-friendly while also making it easier on you, the member, to find what you’re looking for. In order to make our website as functional as possible, we need your feedback.  Our site is filled with lots of…

“Waters of the US” Rules have Significant Impacts

By Kurt Spitzer, Executive Director, Florida Stormwater Association On August 28, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers published final rules revising the definitions of Waters of the United States or “WOTUS.”  If implemented as adopted, the new regulations will result in very significant impacts on Florida’s city and county governments, and…

January 2016 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation What do an onion, fire pumpers and public records have in common for the city of Phoenix?   These are just a few of the topics that have been deeply discussed and examined for the past year as part of Phoenix’s “CORE” – Comprehensive Organizational Review…

Center for Florida Local Governmanet Excellence

March 2016 Webinar – “Millennials: Notable Practitioners Offer a ‘Different Perspective'”

FCCMA will hold its next webinar March 3rd, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on “Millennials: Notable Practitioners Offer a ‘Different Perspective’.” Our new millennium has already experienced more technology changes than the world has seen in the 20 centuries preceding it, and the number of different generations in the workplace has never been greater.…

February Onsite Training in Auburndale

FCCMA will hold an onsite training session in Auburndale on February 25th, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Eastern Time, at the Auburndale Community Center, 405 Bennett Street. Recently, FCCMA held a webinar on fire assessment fees that was considered by many as one of the more substantive training sessions provided in FCCMA’s webinar series. The…

FCCMA and Strategic Government Resources (SGR) announce new partnership for Florida Manager’s in Transition (MIT)

By Doug Thomas, SGR Regional Manager, and former City Manager of Lakeland, Florida The Florida City/County Management Association (FCCMA) and Strategic Government Resources (SGR) are pleased to announce a new collaborative partnership to assist FCCMA members who are Managers in Transition (MIT) following Board approval on November 6, 2015.  Working with the Association’s MIT Committee,…

Harvard University Innovations in American Government Awards Program Information

Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Awards. Offered by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is the nation’s premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best. This year, the Ash Center is…

New Year’s Musings

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director Happy New Year, FCCMA Members! I want a do-over.  Seriously; a two week do-over.  I took my first real time off in 18 months (since I moved this year everything has been wrapped up in that) from December 19th to January 4th and was sick the entire time.  Doesn’t…

January 2016 Member News & Notes

Scott Miller retired from city management effective December 18, 2015 after 42 years (almost 40 as a City Manager with various cities with the last 8 years as City Manager, City of Leavenworth, Kansas).  He served four cities in Florida during his career; the Cities of Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, Boynton Beach and New Port Richey.

January 2016 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. Craig Chown, District VII, Managing Member, Chown Consulting Services, Affiliate Member; Daniel E. Davis, District II, City Manager, City of Bunnell, Full Member; Ricardo Fernandez,…

January 2016 Onsite Training Session in Marianna

FCCMA will hold an onsite training session in Marianna on January 22nd, 2016 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Central Time, at the Agricultural Center, 2742 Pennsylvania Avenue. Representatives from the law firm of Bryant Miller Olive and from the engineering firm of David H. Melvin, Inc. will jointly present an informative program on Florida’s…

FCCMA 2016 Scholarships

DEADLINE LINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 29TH FCCMA offers two academic scholarships: the B. Harold Farmer Scholarship and the Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship. The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the FCCMA Annual Conference June 1-4, 2016. The recipients will each receive a $2,500 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to the Conference. The major non-monetary…

FCCMA 2016 Board of Directors Elections

Self-nominations for two At-Large Directors and the Secretary-Treasurer positions on the FCCMA Board of Directors are due Wednesday, February 3rd. To nominate oneself, a letter expressing interest should be sent to the Nominating Committee, c/o the FCCMA office, PO Box 1757, Tallahassee, FL 32302. In addition to the letter of interest (or included within it)…

FCCMA 2016 Awards

Each year at the FCCMA Annual Conference, FCCMA recognizes outstanding individuals who have fostered representative democracy, who have made a significant contribution to the development of new talent or an assistant who has made significant contributions toward excellence in leadership while serving as an assistant or department head. These awards are: Award for Career Excellence,…

Have a Great Private Partner?

As part of the annual conference, up to four case studies of the private sector and public entities working together for community success will be presented. If your jurisdiction has done something you think other managers can benefit from, please encourage your private partner to submit a session application using this format. Click here to…

Looking Ahead to 2016

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director Another 12 months have speedily passed – WOW.  Your association joins you in wondering where the days went!  As we look at the year’s accomplishments and look ahead to the goals for the new year, there are reasons for gratitude and for anticipation.  Your officers and board of directors…

December 2015 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. Matthew DiFiore, District VII, Management Analyst I, City of Largo, Affiliate Member; Saeed Kazemi, District VI, Interim City Manager, City of Fort Myers, Full…

Leon Works: Partnering to Meet Local Workforce Needs

By Andy Johnson, Special Projects Coordinator – Leon County This year, one of FCCMA’s priority focus areas is preparing the next generation of local government professionals. But what about the next generation of the broader workforce in our communities? There are some interesting trends in this arena that parallel some of the recent discussions we’ve…

Center for Florida Local Governmanet Excellence

December Webinar – “Understanding Your Financial Reports From Pre-Audit to CAFR”

“Government Fund accounting is confusing to many government employees, including those responsible for administration of program budgets and finances. The numerous requirements that local governments must follow in terms of financial formats, reporting, and controls adds to the confusion because most employees are not involved with these details; albeit understanding how this works is a…

It’s a Good Thing: Form of Government Recognition

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director What do Estero, Hillsboro Beach, Kenneth City, Live Oak, and Sumter County have in common?  It isn’t geography, population, scope of services, or tax base…it is the recent adoption or recognition of their form of government as Council-Manager or Commission-Manager (C-M).  And, we are celebrating these cities and one…

Managing Public Records Compliance: A 2015 Survey of FCCMA Member Agencies

Over recent years, local government agencies throughout the state of Florida have faced a number of emerging challenges with regard to the receipt and fulfillment of public records requests.  In several instances, excessive volume and mishandled requests have resulted in significant workflow disruptions and costly legal proceedings for local governments as well as their contracted…

November 2015 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Alliance Ambassadors are a life line to their organization and to the Alliance. It is their engagement and commitment to building a culture of innovation that keeps the collaboration in their organization and across the membership strong. As part of the Alliance’s mission to inspire…

November 2015 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. Marie Elianor, District V, Subscriber Member; Nathan G. Ford, District I, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Gulf Breeze, Full Member; Phillip R. Holste,…

ICMA 2015 Award Recipients

At its recent conference in Seattle, WA, the City of Tamarac received the Community Sustainability Award for populations of 50,000 and over for “Strategic Planning: Alignment and Engagement.” Congratulations Mike Cernech and Diane Phillips. ICMA, through the generosity of its strategic partner The Ferguson Group, offers a scholarship to a member to attend the Harvard…

Calendars, Clocks and YOU

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director What a pleasure to see so many of you in Seattle, and to have such a great turnout for the Florida dinner!  Now we are two weeks into our new fiscal year in the Sunshine State, and delighting in slightly lower temperatures and longer afternoon shadows.  Daylight savings time…

Professional Management Matters Facebook Page

As you know, the FCCMA launched its Professional Management Matters (PMM) effort in 2015. Ambassadors in the Central-West and soon-to-be in the Central-East regions of the state have been hard at work educating up-and-coming professionals, elected officials and civic leaders on the importance of having professionals at the helm. The effort is now on Facebook.…

Maylee DeJesus, FCCMA Student Member

How long have you been a FCCMA member? I have been a Student Member of FCCMA since March 2015. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? No. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I am currently working on my Bachelors in Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University. I have also received…

October 2015 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation “Grievance policies; your enthusiasm can be felt BUT don’t stop reading!  Grievance policies are important to local government organizations given the rise in legal protections for employees, the role of grievance in indicating managerial effectiveness, and the role they play in giving employees a voice…

October 2015 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. R. Scott Blankenship, District VIII, City Manager City of Umatilla, Full Member; Chelsey Gordon, District VII, Management Analyst, Town of Belleair, Affiliate Member; GovHR USA, contact:…

Florida Ethics Online Course

The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at Florida State University is offering a four-hour video series that is a must for anyone in public service. Staff members from the Attorney General’s Office and the Florida Commission on Ethics explain what is expected of those in public service at the state and local levels.…

2015 Local Works Day

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director Local Works Day is October 2nd, 2015. For the third year, the Coalition will promote its “Local Works” campaign as a way to help Florida citizens understand, appreciate and support local government and the services and value these governments bring to millions of lives each day. There is a…