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…

3rd Annual Fall Research Symposium

Prior to the League’s Legislative Conference, the FLC Center for Municipal Research and Innovation invites you to participate in the free 3rd Annual Fall Research Symposium Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport Hotel   8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.…

FCCMA Fall Symposium in Lakeland

FCCMA will hold its fall symposium in Lakeland on November 20. The theme this year is “Stay in the Game: Developing Your Roster into an All-Star Team.” It will be held from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. The cost is $75 for members/non-members and $25 for students, which includes lunch. Click here  to register and for more information.

Onsite Training Session on Technology

There will be two opportunities to attend the Onsite Training Session, “Technology for Florida’s Local Governments: Who, What, Why, How and When?” The first session will be held on November 14, 2014 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Jaco Pastorius Community Center, 1098 NE 40th Court in Oakland Park. The second training will…

November 2014 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, he will be invoiced for dues. Adeniyi Aderibigbe, District I, Masters of Public Administration, Nova Southeastern University, Student Member; Adrienne Burke, District II, Director, Community Development, City of Fernandina Beach,…

2014 FCCMA Fall Symposium in Lake City

Planning to attend the FCCMA Symposium in Lake City? This is your last chance to register. Due to low registration numbers if FCCMA does not receive any more registrations before Friday, this Symposium may be canceled. Stay in the Game: Developing Your Roster into an All-Star Team is the focus of the 2014 Symposium. The…

Got Ethics?

As an example of good governance beginning October 1, all FCCMA members will be required to complete four hours of ethics training to maintain his/her membership with FCCMA. All members except Corporate (business) members are required to complete the training. If you are a FCCMA life member and are not working in the field as…

In Memoriam of Alan Thelen

Alan Thelen, a former manager of Lake County passed away October 1. He served as manager of in several cities and counties including Titusville from 1967-1969 and manager of Lake County from 1989-1991. He was a FCCMA member while Lake County manager.

2014 Florida Benchmarking Consortium Conference

There is still time to register for the Florida Benchmarking Consortium Conference which will be held October 16 and 17 at the Marion County Extension Auditorium. The cost is $125 for members, $175 for non-members and $50 for students. The theme for this year’s conference is “Measuring for Success.”  This will be a great opportunity…

Flagler County 2014 Onsite Training Session

An onsite training session will be held October 31, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Flagler County Emergency Services, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building #3 in Bunnell. The cost is $49 which includes lunch. There are two sessions titled: It Takes 4 to Tango and Bridging the Gap. Candy Whirley, an international…

FCCMA Webinar: Local Government Strategic Planning

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ICMA Practice Area 13: Strategic Planning There are scores of ways to prepare for and implement successful strategic planning processes in local government. This FCCMA webinar focuses on the experience of three practitioners who have been involved in these processes in different local governments in Florida.…

Virtual Summit for State and Local Government Innovators

Join 1,000+ state/local innovators at Govloop.com‘s free Virtual State and Local Summit on October 22 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EST. Earn up to six continuing professional education (CPE) credits in computer science. Hear the latest trends in technology and what’s next for state and local government. Learn real-world case studies of organizations that…

Right Thing for the Right Reasons

It was great to see so many Floridians at the ICMA 100th anniversary conference in Charlotte!  Throughout the conference, I noticed how many workshops and/or discussions centered around the Code of Ethics, which certainly sets ICMA apart from other professional associations.  I know that you are now aware of the Florida requirement, approved by your…

Congratulations to John Stunson on his Retirement

On September 24th at the Oakland Park City Commission Meeting, At-Large Board Member Mike Cernech presented John Stunson a resolution thanking him for his service to the Association. John retired September 26. Below is the resolution that was presented to him: A RESOLUTION HONORING JOHN STUNSON FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE FLORIDA CITY AND COUNTY…

INTERNS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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 Florida, Florida Blue Key and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service are organizing and sponsoring the Local…

October Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Customer Segmentation: How Knowing Your Customers Can Help You Serve Them Better by Kate Graham, Manager – Corporate Initiatives, London, ON As providers of public services, we tend to think that our services are for everyone. All citizens in our communities use water and garbage…

October 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. Kelvin L. Baker Sr., District V, City Manager, City of Opa-locka, Full Member; Thomas W. Barwin, District VI, City Manager, City of Sarasota, Full…

FCCMA 2014 Fall Symposiums

FCCMA will hold two symposiums this fall, one in Lake City on October 24 and the other one in Lakeland on November 20. The theme this year is “Stay in the Game: Developing Your Roster into an All-Star Team.” They will both be held from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. The cost is $75 for…