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…

FLC U July 2015 Courses

The FLC University is pleased to present its new Training Center in Orlando! Conveniently located near I-4 and downtown, this space will feature weekly offerings for FLC members and others in local government. Some classes will be for elected officials only; some for staff; and some open to all. Each class has a designation of “staff,”…

2015 Home Rule Heroes

The following FCCMA members were recently recognized by the Florida League of Cities with 2015 Home Rule Hero Awards. These local government officials earned this prestigious award for their tireless efforts to help protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2015 legislative session. John Szerlag, City Manager, City of Cape Coral Lee…

Transitions and Traditions

It was wonderful to see so many FCCMA members and guests at the conference in May!  We had one of our largest turnouts since the recession, causing me to have hope that all of you are returning your own educational and professional goals to your budgets.  I also want to thank the membership for giving…

FCCMA ANNOUNCES ANNUAL AWARDS

The Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) presented its annual awards on May 29 during its conference, held at the Loews Royal Pacific Hotel, Universal Studios, Orlando. President Jill Silverboard (2014-15), assistant city manager of Clearwater, presided over the awards ceremony and was assisted by the chair and co-chair of the awards committee: Ryan…

Congratulations to Lee Feldman

Lee Feldman, Fort Lauderdale City Manager, was recently selected as president-elect of ICMA. He will begin his one-year term in September 2015 at the ICMA 101st Annual Conference in Seattle, WA. Mr. Feldman will assume the role of president at the 102nd Annual Conference in Kansas City in September 2016. Mr. Feldman previously served as…

Thank You FCCMA

Greetings: I want to thank FCCMA in general and the Interview Committee in particular for bestowing the honor of receiving the Raymond C. Sittig Academic Scholarship, and for having the opportunity to meet each of you. I wish to wholeheartedly thank Alachua County Deputy Manager Angela Montgomery for writing a letter of recommendation and Dr.…

2015 CityStats Survey

Is your city on this list? The Florida League of Cities needs your input to help it complete its database of information for its lobbying and research efforts. The deadline for the Florida League of Cities’ 2015 CityStats Survey is fast approaching. Each city’s designated key official was sent an individual survey link via email.…

President Michael Pleus’ Priorities

It is truly an honor to serve as your President for the next year, and I appreciate the trust you have placed in me to lead the association.  I have been a member of FCCMA for over twenty years, and I am truly excited about the future of the association and some of the initiatives…

Ethics Session for County Staff

The Florida Association of Counties will have an Ethics Workshop in conjunction with Annual Conference on Tuesday, June 16 at the Sawgrass Marriott located at 1000 PGA Tour Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. This pre-conference workshop will have a separate registration fee of $125 that will cover lunch and all of the meeting materials. …

Thank You for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship

Greetings, I am deeply humbled to have received The Emerging Leaders Scholarship Award.  However, I would like to thank the University of South Florida, faculty & staff of the MPA department and also the FCCMA for providing me with the foundation needed to not only be successful in public service but to also be an…

“Thanks for the Memories!”

by Lynn Lovallo, Executive Assistant To steal a phrase from Bob Hope, words cannot express my thanks to the members and staff of FCCMA, the Florida League of Cities, the Florida Association of Counties, and all of the FCCMA affiliates. These past 19+ years have flown by. Never would I have imagined that I would…

Dennis W. Kelly, 40-Year FCCMA Member

This year Dennis Kelly will be receiving his 40-year Service Award as a member of FCCMA. Dennis works and lives in Holiday Island, Arkansas, where he serves as the District Manager of the Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District (HISID).  When asked what a Suburban Improvement District is, he readily equates it to Florida’s Community Development…

FCCMA County Members

Dear Fellow FCCMA County Member: I hope you have already registered for our FCCMA annual conference and that I will see you there. During my professional career in Florida, I have gained a great deal of knowledge. I have grown as a manager, and I have built important collegial relationships at each FCCMA event that…

In Memoriam of Richard Fellows

Dick Fellows passed away on May 14, 2015. He worked as Town Manager in Orange Park from June, 23, 1975 to June 25, 1980. Prior to that, he worked as the City Manager in Green Cove Springs from August 1970 to June 1975. He also served as the City Manager of Atlantic Beach. He was…

ICMA 2015 Conference Assistance Scholarships

ICMA offers four conference assistance scholarships. These are divided into four categories: The Young Professional Scholarship is open to any ICMA member with three years’ or fewer experience as a full-time local government employee. There is no minimum salary requirement, although salary may be considered during the evaluation process. The Workplace Diversity Scholarship is open to women…

June 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. John D’Agostino, District IV, Town Manager, Town of Park, Full Member; James Kinzler, District VIII, Assistant City Manager, City of Clermont, Full Member; Nico Lauw,…

May 2015 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Imagine a football team without an inspiring coach, where none of the players know what plays will be run, or where communication is so bad that each player develops and runs his own plays independent of the others. Sure, opposing players might be blocked, wide…

What We Choose to Celebrate

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director Last year, ICMA celebrated its 100th anniversary as an association.  Over the past decade, there have been celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the council-manager form of government in Virginia, and North and South Carolina.  This weekend, my family celebrated the Master’s in Public Administration earned by my niece, Michelle…

Need Your Four-Hours Required Ethics Training?

FLC University Continuing Education in Ethics Workshop Belleview City Hall Commission Chambers 5343 SE Abshier Boulevard Belleview, FL 34420 June 15, 2015, 1:00 pm – 5:15 pm This course meets the FCCMA membership requirement for the four hours of ethics training. Through the FLC University, this course is open to any municipal elected officials or staff…

Brand New: Public Service Associate Training Program

City of Seminole Council members unanimously approved a new Inter-Governmental Agreement with St. Petersburg College establishing a “Public Service Associate in Training” program. This unique program will assist a selected graduate of the St. Petersburg College, Bachelors in Science Public Policy and Administration Program, the ability to springboard his or her career within a City…

In Memoriam of Scotty Andrews

FCCMA member Scotty Andrews passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Munroe Regional Medical Center. Mr. Andrews has been a FCCMA member since 1976 while serving in the City of Ocala. He was awarded honorary membership in 2000. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Ocala.…

FCCMA Mail Out in April 2015

Did you receive your mail out this month? FCCMA recently sent a mail out which included six informational flyers: The So You Want to be a City/County session which will be held at the Annual Conference. There is still room if you are interested in attending. This is a free session but you still need…

May 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. Lonnie Ballard, District I, Assistant City Manager, City of Tallahassee, Full Member; Dr. Chris Beverly, District II, Masters of Public Administration, University of North Florida,…

FCCMA Program Year 2015-2016 Committees

Do you want to becomee more involved and be part of the great work that FCCMA does through its committees? Then sign up today for a committee that interests you. The PY 2015-2016 Committees include Awards, Communications, Conference Planning and Winter Institute, Diversity and Inclusion, Fiscal and Administrative Policy, Legislative, Membership, Members-in-Transition, Professional Development/Training and…

Senior Advisor Program Changes

By Kurt Bressner, ICMA-CM, Senior Advisor Coordinator Over the past 12 months there have been substantial changes to the Florida Senior Advisor Program. First, we are no longer called Range Riders, a name associated with the program for nearly 40 years. The national program at ICMA changed the name in 2014. Senior Advisors are retired city…

Reminder for the Big Data/Open Data Survey

If you have not yet taken the big data/open data survey, there is still time. The response rate was low and in order to be able to make any broad inferences from the responses, FCCMA needs your help. This survey was sent to all FCCMA managers, deputies and assistants on March 23. Given the international…

Free Consultations at the FCCMA 2015 Annual Conference

Resume Review: Colin Baenziger, Baenziger and Associates; and The Mercer Group professional recruiters, will meet one-on-one with attendees.  They will review your resume and offer helpful ways you may improve it based on what councils are requiring in this day and time.  Thursday appointment hours will be 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Friday appointment hours…

Center for Florida Local Governmanet Excellence

Bond Basics 101 Webinar on May 7, 2015

A webinar will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The topic discussed will be “Bond Basics 101.” As communities consider funding for capital projects (buildings, roads, and other infrastructure), decisions need to be made on how best to fund these projects. Some are better financed with a “pay…

April 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. Robert G. Adolphe, District IV, Deputy County Administrator, St. Lucie County, Full Member; Albert P. Childress, District V, Assistant City Manager, City of Doral, Full Member; Michael…

“Lessons in Leadership” Carey Lohrenz

Carey Lohrenz will be the keynote speaker at the Opening General Session at the FCCMA Annual Conference. The Navy’s first female Tomcat F-14 fighter pilot will share the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2, and can help your team win in business. This keynote will challenge, inform, and inspire your…

Public Sector Digest

The Public Sector Digest is extending the following offer to FCCMA members. The publication will publish a special issue featuring city managers across the United States in the coming weeks, which includes Lee Feldman, City Manager, Fort Lauderdale, FCCMA past president. BECOME A MEMBER TODAY Exclusive 10% discount to Florida cities and counties PUBLIC SECTOR DIGEST…

Resume Reviews at the FCCMA 2015 Annual Conference

Are you curious to know if your resume has what it takes to get an interview?  Colin Baenziger, Baenziger and Associates and The Mercer Group professional recruiters, have offered their time at conference to meet one-on-one with attendees, by appointment.  They will review your resume and offer helpful ways you may improve it based on…

March 2015 Innovation Edge

by Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Peter Kageyama is an Alliance Senior Fellow and author of Love Where You Live. In his article this month, he states, “Activate is an interesting word. It is not the same as “start”, “launch” or even “begin”. All of the latter words imply a more…

FLC University Summit Course Offerings

The Florida League of Cities University is proud to announce FREE new Summit Course offerings in your area that address: Tools for Economic Development in Florida Cities and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Basics and Beyond Visit http://www.floridaleagueofcities.com/News.aspx?CNID=9537 to see the dates and locations, coming to a city near you this spring and early summer! For further information, please…

In Memoriam of Henry (Woody) Wood

Henry (Woody) Wood passed away in early January 2015. He was the husband of FCCMA member Susan Boyer. Susan has served as Manager in several Florida cities. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Florida Benchmarking Consortium. FCCMA recently learned of Woody’s passing and would like to extend its deepest sympathies. If you would like to…

Big Data/Open Data Survey: Coming Soon!

All FCCMA managers, deputies and assistants will soon receive an important survey.  It was approved by the FCCMA board of directors and the results will be shared with us, and with members of the Florida Local Government Coalition.  We have partnered with the University of South Florida, School of Public Administration for the survey.  Given…

Sharing Expertise – A Partnership Opportunity

by Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director When I think back to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I’m so heartened by the many FCCMA members who volunteered to go and help…not just New Orleans, but also the small towns in Alabama and Mississippi.  You brought back amazing stories and helped us realize that our disaster recovery…

ICMA Code of Ethics Tenet 12

by Ken Parker, ICMA State Liaison On March 2, ICMA members received an email related to the proposed changes to ICMA Code of Ethics Tenet 12.  For the past year, the ICMA Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC) has been reviewing Tenet 12.  Members were asked their opinion on Tenet 12 in face to face discussions…

“Learning from Others’ Mistakes”

Accomplish your four-hours’ required ethics training in one workshop! On Wednesday, May 27 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, a free pre-conference interactive session has been developed that will fulfill the ethics requirement.  This session has been divided into segments that will address a review of the Code of Ethics, a true-to-life presentation on how managers (and…

In Memoriam of Jane Marie Strickland

Jane Marie Strickland passed away on February 21, 2015. She was the wife of FCCMA member Eugene Strickland. He is the former city manager of Lakeland. Family will receive friends during a visitation starting at 10:00 today, Wednesday, at the First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Drive in Lakeland. A memorial service will be…

Tools that Work for Economic Development

The Florida League of Cities University will hold a summit series on economic development. Effective economic development requires leadership. Policy decisions, implementation strategy and economic reality ideally come together to achieve a community’s economic development goals. This program provides real-world guidance on the fundamentals and tools of realistic economic development. Elected officials can use them…

Application Process for the State Infrastructure Bank

If you are interested in applying for a loan from the FDOT State Infrastructure Bank, a Letter of Interest is now required to be submitted by prospective loan applicants to ensure projects meet eligibility, financial, and production criteria. The Letter of Interest is available on the SIB Website:  http://www.dot.state.fl.us/officeofcomptroller/PFO/sib.shtm Upon review of an acceptable Letter…

March 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. Jay Boodheshwar, District IV, Deputy Town Manager, Town of Palm Beach, Full Member; Dave Harner, District VI, Assistant County Manager, Lee County, Full Member; Kevin…

Center for Florida Local Governmanet Excellence

March 2015 Onsite Training Sessions

There will be three onsite training sessions held in March. The first session will meet the FCCMA four hours of required ethics training and will be held at the Florida League of Cities Building, 1st Floor in Sittig Hall, 301 S. Bronough Street in Tallahassee on March 13 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This session…

FCCMA 2015 Winter Institute

by Tenny Croley, City Manager, City of Frostproof What an awesome conference!  Hats off to the FCCMA host committee for an outstanding job in planning the 2015 FCCMA Winter Institute, and of course to the FCCMA staff for all their hard work.  From the welcome by ABC News to the closing presentation by Ian Hill,…

FCCMA 2015 Scholarship Program

Each year FCCMA offers scholarships to students toward their education and/or their professional development, two academic scholarships and one conference scholarship. The academic scholarships are $2,500 scholarships in memory of B. Harold Farmer and Raymond C. Sittig awarded to students pursuing a public administration or related degree at a Florida-based university. The students must be…

February Innovation Edge

by Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation In Chesterfield County, Virginia, strategic planning and budgeting have been dating for a very long time. At times they seemed right on the brink of tying the knot. People wondered, what are they waiting for; they aren’t getting any younger, you know? Tired of waiting…

FCCMA Legislative Committee Meets with House and Senate Staff Directors

The FCCMA Legislative Committee met with House and Senate staff directors and policy analysts on January 29.  Close to 20 different legislative staff talked with committee members about city and county issues and discussed background information on fiscal, environmental, economic, regulatory and other subjects. Attending were Terry Atchley, Michael Beedie, Lee Garner, Dorothy Inman-Johnson,  Andy…

In Memoriam of Claire Halter

FCCMA wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to Sam Halter, whose wife Claire passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A memorial service will be held at Canterbury Tower, 3501 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa on Sunday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m. Visit the family’s online guest book at www.blountcurrymacdill.com. Sam Halter is the former chief administrative…

FCCMA 2015 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,…

Center for Florida Local Governmanet Excellence

Economic Forecasting Webinar

A webinar will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The topic discussed will be “Economic Forecasting.” Kevin Plenzler’s work focuses on forecasting economic development modeling, market analysis, and Florida growth patterns. Attendees at this FCCMA webinar will receive an overview of Florida’s economy and its related trends (employment,…

Center for Florida Local Governmanet Excellence

2015 Onsite Training Sessions

There are still six onsite training sessions remaining in this program year. FCCMA will hold two onsite training sessions on “CCNA and the Legal Requirements for Purchasing Services in Florida.” The first session will be held at the Ironwood Golf Course Clubhouse in Gainesville on February 20. The second session will be held at the St.…

North Florida Economic Development Academy

The academy is a four-day program that will be held March 12-13 and March 26-27, 2015 at the Crystal Cove Resort in Palatka. The North Florida Economic Development Academy (EDA) is designed to provide a basic understanding of the concepts and methods of Economic Development, and to help local communities build stronger community sales teams…

FCCMA Board of Directors Elections

Self-nominations for the At-Large Director and the Secretary-Treasurer positions on the FCCMA Board of Directors are due next Thursday, January 29. 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…

February 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. Sarah Balmer, District VII, Masters of Public Administration, University of South Florida, Student Member; Daniel Holbrook, District IV, Assistant City Manager – Community Development Director,…

Need your four-hours required ethics training?

There are two FCCMA ethics sessions scheduled. The first session will be held February 27 in Palm Beach Gardens. ICMA’s Director of Ethics Martha Perego will present and facilitate an interactive session on today’s challenges for local government managers. The second session will be held March 13 in Tallahassee. Special Counsel for Open Government Pat…

Calendars and Commitments

For those of you old enough to remember paper calendars, the first few weeks of a new year brought fresh, crisp pages just waiting to be filled, and blocked, and erased and redone…and if you had one of the daily flip calendars there was a certain satisfaction to the ripping action at the end of…

January 2015 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, she will be invoiced for dues. Maylee De Jesus, District IV, BA in Public Management, Florida Atlantic University, Student Member.

Center for Florida Local Governmanet Excellence

Upcoming Onsite Training Sessions

Need your four-hour required ethics training? There are two ethics sessions scheduled. The first session will be held February 27 in Palm Beach Gardens. ICMA’s Director of Ethics Martha Perego will present and facilitate an interactive session on today’s challenges for local government managers. The second session will be held March 13 in Tallahassee. Special…

Inventory Project Brings Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Savings and Data-Driven Decision-Making to the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Peele-Dixie Water Treatment Plant

By: Samantha M. Timko, Strategic Initiatives Administrator and Nafia Khan, Senior Management Fellow The City of Fort Lauderdale’s City Manager’s Office Division of Structural Innovation, created in the fall of 2011, advances strategy management, performance excellence, and process improvement for the City of Fort Lauderdale.   Efforts to lead continuous improvement are aimed at improving performance…

FCCMA Upcoming Deadlines

Please note the following FCCMA deadlines:

  • Board Self-Nominations Due January 29, 2015
  • FCCMA Award Nominations Due February 2, 2015
  • FCCMA Academic Scholarship Application Due February 16, 2015
  • FCCMA Emerging Leaders Scholarship Application Due February 16, 2015

If you have any questions regarding these deadlines, please contact Carol Russell at (850) 701-3607 or crussell@flcities.com.

Ambassador Announcement

The FCCMA is excited to announce the launch of its Florida Ambassador Program. In 2010, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) launched an initiative focused on raising awareness of the contributions of professional local government managers, to the communities they serve. The full Life, Well Run campaign rolled out the following year, and with that,…

Congratulations Rex Taylor on your Retirement!

FCCMA congratulates Rex Taylor, South Palm Beach Town Manager, on his retirement at the end of December. George Brown, FCCMA District IV Director, Boca Raton Deputy City Manager, presented Rex with a resolution honoring him for his service to FCCMA. The resolution was presented to Rex at his last council meeting on December 15. The…

Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion

By Alan Cohen This article was written by Alan Cohen for his employees last year at the “holiday season.” Diversity is one of President Silverboard’s goals. She believes that we can create a better framework for valuing and understanding the differences among individuals in our cities and counties. Her goal is to create a professional…

Center for Florida Local Governmanet Excellence

“Got Ethics?” Webinar

A webinar will be held on Thursday, January 8 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The topic discussed will be “Got Ethics?” FCCMA’s “Got Ethics” campaign includes an important focus on ensuring members understand and follow the ICMA Code of Ethics. However, in Florida, the term ethics has a much broader meaning to public officials,…

2015 Elections

Canvassing has begun in order to fill positions on the Board of Directors.  Letters were sent to eligible full members on December 9. There is one at-large director position and the secretary/treasurer position opening in May.   All nominations must be self-nominations.  To nominate oneself, a letter expressing interest should be sent to the Nominating Committee,…

Linkedin Appeal

The FCCMA would like to remind members of one of the resources they have at hand—the FCCMA’s LinkedIn page. Members are encouraged to use the page as a sounding board for group discussions, a forum to share great examples of professional management in action within your cities and counties, as well as a resource for…

Upcoming ICMA Events & Deadlines

If you are interested in attending or applying for any of the following ICMA activities, below are the deadlines for application and registration. Regional Summit and Emerging Professionals Leadership Institute (EPLI) Registration Opens this Month! But you can reserve your accommodations now. The EPLI, formerly known as the Young Professionals Leadership Institute, precedes each regional…

Year-end Musings

As ever, I’m awed by how swiftly twelve months have passed!  Because it was an election year, my cynicism surfaced earlier than usual and I’ve spent my ‘musing hour’ pondering Florida’s next two years with a re-elected governor and new House and Senate leadership. We hear it will be ‘the’ year for water to be…

Message from ICMA President

Good day, Warmest of greetings from the northeast corner of the United States.  As we enter the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to write for two reasons. First, I want thank you for all the wonderful things you do for the communities you serve and our profession.  Serving as a municipal/county leader…

December 2014 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. Sharon Anselmo, District III, Assistant City Manager, City of Maitland, Full Member; Charles Dodge, District V, City Manager, City of Pembroke Pines, Full Member; Hailey Glynn,…

Manage Like a Futurist

Day-Long Interactive, Dynamic Workshop Wednesday, December 3, 8:30am – 3:00pm Sponsored by the Alliance for Innovation Presented by Alliance’s Resident Futurist, Rebecca Ryan Ruth Eckerd Hall; Margarete Heye Great Room 1111 North McMullen Booth Road Clearwater, FL 33759 If you knew your community’s future, what would you do? You would know and anticipate challenges, maximize opportunities,…

Showcase Your Community through ICMA Video

By Kelly Shoemaker, Deputy County Administrator, Charlotte County Government Charlotte County had a unique opportunity this year through ICMA. We were called upon to “Showcase Our Community” through a video that was professionally produced to be viewed at ICMA’s Annual Conference. We specifically titled our video as a bounce back-story. Our preparation for the success story video…

Bridging the Gap and It Takes 4 to Tango

By Sally Sherman, Deputy County Administrator Flagler County, District II Director On October 31st, Flagler County held its District II training. The sections on Bridging the Gap and It Takes 4 to Tango were very beneficial and filled with practical tips using a very interactive approach.  The training was attended by 105 local government professionals. …

“Financial Forecasting Post Recession: Critical Revenue and Fund Balance Considerations for Local Governments”

The Florida City and County Management Association will hold an onsite training session on December 5, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Osceola Heritage Park, UF/FAS Osceola County Extension Services, Conference Room #162, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane in Kissimmee. This session is entitled: “Financial Forecasting Post Recession: Critical Revenue and Fund Balance…

Public Management Matters

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director Most members are familiar with the “Public Management Matters” campaign FCCMA undertook in 2013.  Similar to ICMA’s “Life, Well Run” we are focusing on the important difference professional management makes within Florida’s cities and counties.  President Jill Silverboard appointed a task force, chaired by Jim Hanson that is working on…