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…

FLGISA Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Florida Local Government Information Systems Association (FLGISA) is now accepting applications for its Scholarship Award Program. In its second year, the FLGISA will award eight individual $1,000 scholarships to full- time undergraduate students. High school graduates and currently enrolled college or university students are eligible.

Learn More here: http://www.flgisa.org/scholarship-awards/

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…

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…

Interns for Local Government

By Randy Reid, Practitioner-In-Residence, Bob Graham Center for Public Service and Craig M. Hunter, Practitioner-In-Residence, Bob Graham Center for Public Service Remember the days as a young student when you were looking for a mentor to show you how local government “REALLY” works.  Here is your chance to give back! The premier leadership fraternity at the University of…

September 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. David Isnardi, District III, Deputy City Manager, City of Palm Bay, Full Member; Michael Johansson, District II, City Manager, City of Port Orange, Full…

September 2015 Webinar

The theme of the FCCMA 2016 Conference focuses on the next generation of local government professionals. FCCMA’s first monthly webinar begins this year-long discussion with an outstanding panel of young and seasoned professional managers representing both municipal and county governments. All panelists have been both mentor and mentee in their careers and now employ a mutual…

Freight Regional Listening Sessions

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold several freight regional listening sessions around the state. August 26 at Indian River State College from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm August 27 at Estero Community Park Recreation Center from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm September 1 at FDOT District 6 Auditorium in Miami from 1:00 pm –…

2015 FCCMA Dinner at the ICMA Conference

FCCMA will hold its annual dinner at the ICMA Annual Conference in Seattle at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 621 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101 on Monday, September 28th.  Dinner is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Dinner will include an appetizer, choice of two starters, choice of three entrées and a choice of two desserts. A cash bar will…

August 2015 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Next Big Things:  What does it mean for my community?   What might our cities and counties look like in 2036? The Alliance for Innovation Board of Directors set out on a journey to discover the “Next Big Things” facing local governments.  We challenged ourselves…

Second Annual Great Places in Florida Award program

The Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA FL) is proud to announce the kickoff of the 2nd annual Great Places in Florida award program!  This initiative celebrates Great Places in Florida and the communities that sustain them. The APA FL Great Places in Florida award program focuses on unique, memorable places that work…

Congratulations to Frank Edmunds

Frank Edmunds recently retired after serving 20 years as City Manager for the City of Seminole. Frank has been an active member in FCCMA serving as his district’s representative for a two-year term, and also served on several committees throughout his 20 years of FCCMA membership, most recently serving on the Professional Management Matters Committee.…

FCCMA 2015-2016 Internship Program

Written by Mike Grebosz, Assistant to the City Manager, City  of DeLand Is your organization in search of an intern? Do you already have an established intern program? Would you like to explore starting an intern program? The FCCMA Student Council Subcommittee is here to help. This year the FCCMA Student Council has put an…

Memorial Service for Pete Witschen

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Pete Witschen, who served as Fort Lauderdale’s Assistant City Manager from 1986 to 2002, will take place on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie, FL 33314. More information…

Reed vs. Gilbert – Supreme Court Sign Code Case

by George Brown, Deputy City Manager, Boca Raton, FCCMA District IV Director The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Reed vs. Gilbert, Arizona, has significant implications for local government sign regulations. Local government managers and attorneys should be fully cognizant of the issues and consider their possible impact on local regulations.  Forewarned is forearmed.  See…

The Revitalization of Downtown Tampa

SAVE THE DATE! AUGUST 20, 2015 The Florida Local Government Coalition presents “The Revitalization of Downtown Tampa,” Thursday, August 20 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Chester Ferguson Law Center.  The keynote speaker is Jeff Vinik, Owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Immediately following the keynote there will be a panel discussion “On…

FLC-Utility Relocation Survey

Please take the time to take part in this important survey regarding utility relocation. It is imperative that the Florida League of Cities gathers this information and data in order to protect and better serve municipalities during the upcoming legislative session. Below is a link to a document providing background on the utility relocation issue. Please feel…

Warm summer greetings from Orlando!

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director I’ve completed my office move to the FLC Orlando offices downtown, and hope to see many of you who live along the I-4 corridor at upcoming classes and workshops.  After 27 years in Tallahassee, it is both challenging and rewarding to be in a new place. The latest issue of…

August 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. Frank Abbate, District III, Assistant County Manager, Brevard County, Full Member; Maria T. Aguilar, District VI, Village Manager, Islamorada, Village of Islands, Full Member; Andrew…

In Memoriam of Pete Witschen

Peter “Pete” Witschen passed away on July 6, 2015, at the age of 65, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Pete is survived by his loving and devoted wife Kristi Nicole, his sons Eric (Melissa), Kyle, Brandon (Katie), daughter Kaylee, and granddaughter Margot (Eric and Melissa), and brother Douglas (Jeanne). Pete was a…

July 2015 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation As any homeowner or contractor would tell you, construction codes and regulations can be a complex web of ever-changing rules and policies that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Something that may initially seem like a simple act – pulling a permit for a hot water…

FCCMA County Managers

Registration is open for the Florida Association of Counties’ 2015-16 Policy Committee Conference. The conference will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Beach Bayfront from August 26-28, 2015. This event brings together the FAC Legislative Policy Committees to examine the Association’s agenda for the next legislative session. You do not have to serve on…

2015 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 2015 Annual Conference at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. The Association appreciates the many years of support and your part in making it a good experience for all of the members. ABM Building & Energy…

Thank you for a Great 10 Years

This letter was originally published in the Florida Association of Counties newsletter. Thank you for attending the 2015 FAC Annual Conference and for your support during the last 10 years.  This final conference with FAC is a bittersweet time for me as I say goodbye to what has been an incredible experience as the Executive Director and look toward my…

FCCMA AT-LARGE DIRECTOR KEN FIELDS

How long have you been a FCCMA member? At least seven years I think. I believe I joined in 2008. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? I get my thirty-year plaque in Seattle this fall. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I have a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from…

July 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. Nicole Renee Evans, District V, Senior Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale, Student Member; Melanie M. Neumann Kruszona, District VII, Masters of Public Administration, Florida…

2015 Years of Service to FCCMA Awards

The following people were recognized at the Awards Program at the Annual Conference on Friday, May 29, 2015 for their years of service to the Association. 5 Years Scott Andrews • Terence E. Arrington • Davenport Lawrence • Eric Eddy • Ana Garcia • Burgess Hanson • Wendell Johnson • Beth Knight • Mark A. Kutney • Shannon LaRocque • Gene Rauth • John Schneiger…