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…

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…