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…

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…