Florida City Leaders Forum on College Access and Success

Education is Your Economic Engine October 15, 2014  11:30 – 5:00 p.m. The Westin Tampa Harbour Island Municipal elected and appointed officials are invited to join the National League of Cities, Florida College Access Network, and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn for this special luncheon and afternoon forum about how cities can join forces with community…

August 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. Nafia Khan, District V, Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale, Student Member; and Dennis R. Rogero, Jr., District VII, Chief of Staff, City of Tampa, Affiliate…

Free FLC Research Symposium

Free FLC Research Symposium – Building a Bridge from the Classroom to City Hall: Academic Research Brought to Life for the Public Administration Practitioner Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Westin Diplomat | Hollywood A free half-day symposium will feature the League’s municipal government research partners and the results of their…

Request for Information

On June 16, Governor Scott approved Senate Bill 1030, the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. This legislation allows the use of low-THC cannabis, popularly known as “Charlotte’s Web,” to treat certain specified medical conditions such as epilepsy and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). This bill legalizes a very specific strain of cannabis to be cultivated…

Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities

Available amount: $50,000 to $3,000,000. The purpose of this United States Department of Agriculture grant is to acquire, construct, extend, upgrade or otherwise improve energy generation, transmission or distribution facilities serving eligible communities. Nonprofit and for profit organizations, government agencies, and Indian Tribes and Tribal entities are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is…

Hellos and Goodbyes

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director We reported in last week’s Manager that our profession lost a true friend, Ken Hammons, city manager of Panama City.  Throughout Ken’s career he was known for his commitment to ethics, his generosity to colleagues and his warm regard for the elected officials he served.   I’m so pleased that we…

100th ICMA Conference in Charlotte

by Ken Parker, ICMA Senior Advisor The 100th ICMA Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina is less than two months away.  This is a time of celebration and reflection as well as a time to look to the future of local government management.  For the past 100 years ICMA has stood for professional local government management. …

Form of Government Campaigns

ICMA works directly with citizens’ groups that promote the adoption/retention of the council-manager form of government or the creation of positions of professional local government management during form of government challenges.  Following results of these ballot measures, ICMA publishes a From the Ballot Box article in the newsletter.  The article describes each campaign, provides election…

Alliance for Innovation Update: July 8, 2014

The Alliance for Innovation along with the City of Clearwater are happy to announce the upcoming Rebecca Ryan workshop: Manage Like a Futurist, which will be held at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, December 3, 2014. As Rebecca asks, “If you knew your community’s future, what would you do? You would know and anticipate…

2014 FCCMA Dinner at the ICMA Conference

FCCMA will hold its annual dinner at the ICMA Annual Conference in Charlotte at Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub, 201 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 on Monday, September 15.  Dinner is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Dinner will include salad, choice of four entrées and a choice of two desserts. Soda, tea and water are included in…

Resolutions for ICMA’s 100th Anniversary

Has your city or county issued a resolution recognizing ICMA’s 100th anniversary and the contributions of the professional local government managers with your community? Once your resolution has been signed, send a copy to mfrisby@icma.org so that ICMA can include it as a sample for other local governments. The FCCMA Board of Directors issued a…

Changes to the ICMA Credentialing Program

Reprinted from Leadership Matters, ICMA Member Edition, June 24, 2014, Volume 95, Issue 25. In June 2012 and in concert with the 10-year anniversary of the Voluntary Credentialing Program, ICMA initiated a conversation about the future of the program with credentialed managers and candidates and those not yet eligible. The purpose of the discussion with…

Michael Cernech, City Manager, Tamarac

Michael Cernech is an At-Large Director on the FCCMA Board of Directors. How long have you been a FCCMA member? I’ve been an FCCMA member since moving to Florida from Texas in 2001. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? I joined ICMA in 1994, this will be my 20th year in…

July 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. James P. Kelly, District IV, Village Manager, Village of North Palm Beach, Full Member; and John T. Young, District VII, Affiliate Member.

EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee

Mayor Bob Dixson, Chair of EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) has extended an invitation to the FCCMA members to attend the LGAC’s Protecting America’s Waters Workgroup’s meeting. The meeting will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building, located at 77 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA on July 10, 2014 from 9:00…

FLC Tech Tuesday – Using Apps to Engage Citizens

The Florida League of Cities will be hosting the fifth  “Tech Tuesday” webinar on Tuesday, July 8 at 11:00 am. Join Lily Liu, Founder of Public Stuff, as she presents how cities can better engage citizens through technology. Civic engagement no longer means long lines at government offices, city hall meetings, and bureaucratic procedures. Thanks…

Congratulations to the FLC Home Rule Heroes

Each year, the Florida League of Cities (FLC) recognizes local government officials who consistently respond to the League’s request to reach out to members of the Legislature and help give a local perspective to an issue. The League presents these individuals with the Home Town Hero Award. This year the FLC recognized Lee Feldman, Fort…

FCCMA Membership Directory

After much discussion at the FCCMA Board of Directors’ August meeting, the Board decided that FCCMA will not print a membership directory this program year. The Board felt that every year when the directory is sent to the membership it is already out of date. FCCMA offers an online directory which can be found at: …

Roger Reinke, Assistant City Manager, Naples

Roger Reinke serves as the District VI Director on the FCCMA Board of Directors. How long have you been a FCCMA member? Six years.  I became a member when I transitioned from a career in municipal law enforcement to professional city management. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? I have been…

Conference Wrap Up

by Lynn Tipton The FCCMA Annual Conference was held May 28-31, 2014 at the Orlando Hilton. More than 200 people attended the conference.  The theme was “Building Trust and Confidence in Local Government.” Thursday’s Opening General Session began with a welcome from President Russ Blackburn followed by the presentation of colors by the Kissimmee Honor…

FCCMA President Jill Silverboard

How long have you been a FCCMA member?          21 Years Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long?      27 Years Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. BS – Political Science from Lenoir-Rhyne University and an MPA from Western Carolina University What got you interested in public service? An internship during college with…

FCCMA Member Bob Barcinski

On June 3rd at the Delray Beach City Commission Meeting, District IV Board Member George Brown presented Bob Barcinski a resolution thanking him for his service to the Association. Bob will retire June 16. Below is the resolution that was presented to him: A RESOLUTION HONORING ROBERT A. (BOB) BARCINSKI FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE…

2014 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 2014 Annual Conference at the Orlando Hilton. The Association appreciates the many years of support  and your part in making it a good experience for all of the members. Adobe • Ajax Building Corporation • AMEC • Ameresco • American Fidelity Assurance…

Years of Service to FCCMA Awards

The following people were recognized at the Awards Luncheon at the Annual Conference on Friday, May 30, 2014 for their years of service to the Association. 5 Years Jack Brown • Mark Brown • Charles T. Chapman • Alexander Diaz • Joshua Fruecht • Richard J. Hoon • Alphonso Jefferson • Carole Jones • Shington Lamy • Ryan Leavengood • Mark LeCouris • Lee Leffingwell • Cynthia Lindskoog • Joseph Lo Bello • Allyson C. Love • Mark C. Mason, CPA • Amanda Millirons • Scott Morgan • Michael Morrow • Fredrick J.…

FCCMA Presents Annual Awards at Annual Conference

The Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) presented its awards on Friday, May 30, 2014 at a luncheon in Orlando at the Hilton Orlando.  President Russ Blackburn, city manager of Gainesville, presided over the awards.  Over 220 members were present, many of them with spouses, guests and/or city and county staff for the presentations. This…

FCCMA Program Year 2014-2015 Board of Directors

The Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) held its annual business meeting Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Hilton Orlando, where new officers and board of director members were elected.  Even-numbered districts held elections for their director seats and two of the At-Large seats were open for self-nomination in 2014. Elections were held at…

ICMA is Celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2014

This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the local government management procession. There are many ways for you and your local government to join the celebration. One way to get involved is to have your mayor, city council, county commissioners, or other elected officials issue a resolution recognizing ICMA’s 100th anniversary and the…

June 2014 New Members

The following membership application has 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. ABM Building Services, LLC, District VII, Contact: Rob Duncan, Facilities Solutions Consultant, Corporate Member; Cliff Li, District V, Affiliate Member; Lynne Oler, District I, City Manager,…

FCCMA Website

The Membership Directory on the FCCMA website will be unavailable Thursday 29, May at 5:00 pm through Tuesday, June 2 at 9:00 am. FCCMA is updating the database to IMIS 20.  After June 2, the FCCMA Online Membership Directory will have a new look. Starting with the new fiscal year on October 1, you will…

Richard (Dick) Kelton, FCCMA 45-Year Member

Dick Kelton will receive his 45-year pin at the annual conference as a FCCMA member. He joined FCCMA in 1969 while working as an Administrative Assistant in Hollywood. Dick has worked in various manager positions in Florida. He was assistant county manager for Volusia County from 1972-1975, county administrator for Pasco County from 1975-1978, assistant…

Obituary of Ellen S. Posivach

Ellen S. Posivach, former City Manager of Tarpon Springs, passed away on March 8, 2014, after a brief illness. Ellen served as an Assistant City Manager in both Hopewell and Richmond, Virginia; and also worked for the Virginia Municipal League and the City of Norfolk, Virginia. Ellen received numerous professional and personal awards during her…

Newsletter Articles

FCCMA wants to feature you! FCCMA members have said that they enjoy reading about other members: how the member got started in the field, what is the member’s favorite or least favorite part of his/her job, who his/her mentors were, hobbies/interests are, etc. A subcommittee was formed last year from the Communications Committee to reach…

It All Boils Down to Communications

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director My department knows the sentence above: I repeat it at meetings, in emails, and have even said I want it put on my tombstone (but I want to be cremated, so I guess there won’t be one).    No matter how many leadership and management books I read, lectures and workshops…

FCCMA Board Member Faye Outlaw

Last night at the St. Lucie County Commission Meeting, District IV Board Member George Brown presented Faye Outlaw a resolution thanking for her service to the FCCMA Board and to the Association. Faye will retire May 14. She has served as an At-Large Director from 2012 to 2014. Below is the resolution that was presented…

Samuel (Sam) Halter – 45-Year FCCMA Member

by Kurt Bressner This year Samuel (Sam) Halter will be receiving his 45 Year Service Award as a member of FCCMA. Sam resides in Tampa with his wife Claire who has been his sweetheart for 51 years.  Sam and Clair have one son who resides in the Atlanta area. I’ve known Sam since the mid-1990’s…

2014 Newly Credentialed Managers

FCCMA congratulates its newly credentialed managers since conference last year. At this time last year Florida was behind North Carolina in the number of credentialed managers. This year we have one more credentialed manager than North Carolina and now leads the country in credentialed managers. Please congratulate: Russ Blackburn Kassandra Blissett Marlon Brown Michelle Del…

FCCMA Professional Development Committee

This is the last article in a series of articles about the FCCMA committees. Be a part of the great work that FCCMA does through its committees by signing up for a committee that interests you. This committee still needs another member. Most committee work is done via conference call. The Professional Development Committee is a…

FCCMA Ethics Webinar Series, Part 2

This is the second webinar of a two-part webinar series. All FCCMA webinars are free. The May webinar will be held May 15, 2014 from 2:00 pm – 3­­:00 pm. Patricia R. Gleason, Florida General Counsel for Open Government will cover: “Florida Local Government Ethics Part 2: A Discussion on the Florida Sunshine and Public Records…

Resume Reviews at 2014 Annual Conference

Are you curious to know if your resume has what it takes to get an interview?  Colin Baenziger, Baenziger and Associates; Renee Narlock, Bob Murray and Associates; Jim Mercer, Mercer Group; and Bob Slavin, Slavin and Associates, professional recruiters, have offered their time at conference to meet one-on-one with attendees, by appointment.  They will review…

May 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. Steve Botelho, District VI, CFMO/Acting Assistant County Administrator, Sarasota County, Full Member; Bonnie Dhonau, District VII, Director of Administration, Indian Shores, Affiliate Member; Joe Griffin,…

In Memoriam of Eugene Moody

Eugene Moody, former Range Rider of FCCMA, passed away on April 8, 2014 in Vero Beach, FL. Eugene graduated from the University of Michigan in 1949 with a Masters of Public Administration. He served as city manager in Freemont, MI and Bloomington, IL. He was elected President of the Illinois City Managers Association in 1964.…

FCCMA Members-in-Transition (MIT) Committee

This is the sixth article in a series of articles about the FCCMA committees. Be a part of the great work that FCCMA does through its committees by signing up for a committee that interests you. This committee still needs another member. Most committee work is done via conference call. The FCCMA staff will contact all…

Finding Solutions at Conference

Learning isn’t limited to sessions. This year’s exhibit hall has been reworked into a smaller Good Idea Center with more new ideas and products than ever before. This year we have a lot of new companies with new ideas and products (35 of them – or 43% of the hall). Time has been set aside on…

Tangible and Intangible: The Benefits of Networking

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director With just over five weeks until the FCCMA Annual Conference, you might have the registration information email tagged to your “to do” list.  You might be debating whether you can afford to attend (both financially and in terms of your time).  I realize that fiscal constraints are still evidenced across…

FCCMA Ethics Webinar Series

This is a two-part webinar series that will be held in April and May. All FCCMA webinars are free. The April webinar will be held April 17, 2014 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. C. Christopher Anderson, General Counsel for the Florida Commission on Ethics will cover: “Florida Local Government Ethics Part 1: Understanding the…

FCCMA Membership Committee

This is the fifth article in a series of articles about the FCCMA committees. Be a part of the great work that FCCMA does through its committees by signing up for a committee that interests you. This committee still needs another member. Most committee work is done via conference call. The Membership Committee will set goals…

FCCMA Legislative Committee

This is the fourth article in a series of articles about the FCCMA committees. Be a part of the great work that FCCMA does through its committees by signing up for a committee that interests you. This committee still needs another member. Most committee work is done via conference call. The Legislative Committee is responsible for…

Florida Benchmarking Consortium 2014 Conference

Don’t miss the FBC Annual Spring Conference! This year’s conference will look at how data driven organizations have achieved success; whether they are a Fortune 500 company or a local government department.  There are many sources for inspiration and insight . . . there is no limit to what innovations can be achieved with some…

Practice Areas for the FCCMA 2014 Annual Conference

Are you a credentialed manager? Keeping track of the practice areas for the trainings you attend? Below are the practice areas for the upcoming annual conference. Wednesday, May 28, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ICMA University Workshop: Interpersonal Leadership and “The New Order of Things”: Practice areas: 2-Policy Facilitation, 6-Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity and…

ICMA Dialogue on Tenet 12 and the Guidelines

The formal review of the ICMA Code of Ethics, launched in 2013 with Tenet 7, continues this year with a focus on Tenet 12. Tenet 12 requires members to: “Seek no favor; believe that personal aggrandizement or profit secured by confidential information or by misuse of public time is dishonest.” Why focus on Tenet 12?…

You Can Make a Difference During Safe Digging Month

Sunshine 811 has developed a marketing toolkit to guide Florida’s efforts to promote Safe Digging Month this spring. Click on the link http://www.sunshine811.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=432:2014-safe-digging-month&catid=67 to access the 2014 Safe Digging Month toolkit and start planning your outreach today. Safe Digging Month begins April 1. Every April, Sunshine 811’s stakeholders join the statewide push to prevent damage…

April 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. Roshaunda Bradley, District I, Assistant to the Public Works Director, Leon County, Affiliate Member; Calvin, Giordano & Associates, District V, Contact: George Keller, Director…

Hoggetown Hack

Gainesville’s Innovation Academy Team hosted the city’s first Hoggetowne Hack at the Hippodrome State Theatre on February 22 to promote open government and transparency through the use of its recently launched Open Data Portal. Over 40 local computer science professionals competed in a six-hour app-development challenge, with 14 different ideas pitched to a panel of…

Supervisor to Leader

In response to popular demand, the Florida Institute of Government is pleased to announce that another series of the From Supervisor to Leader online training program will be held April 1, 2 & 3, 2014. Normally a three-day long program taught in a seminar setting, the Institute has adapted the Supervisor to Leader curriculum to…

Gainesville 2014 Onsite Training Session

Don’t miss the onsite training session that will be held on March 28, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Ironwood Golf Course Clubhouse, 2100 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville. The topic for this session is “Outsourcing or Consolidating of Services.” The Great Recession is behind us…but the demand for services and the challenges to…

FCCMA Communications Committee

This is the second article in a series of articles about the FCCMA committees. Be a part of the great work that FCCMA does through its committees by signing up for a committee that interests you. Most committee work is done via conference call. The Communications Committee is responsible for monitoring the website and advising the staff…

Fiscal Transparency: A Local Government’s Solution

By T.J.Pletzke An excerpt from the Florida State Attorney Generals website states:… “Government must be accountable to the people. The Florida Constitution, which sets forth our rights as citizens of this great state, provides that the public has the right to know how government officials spend taxpayer dollars and make the decisions affecting their lives.…

In Memoriam of Ellen Posivach

With sadness, FCCMA must advise that Ellen Posivach, former city manager of Port Richey and Tarpon Springs passed away this past weekend. A link to her obituary is as follows: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=ellen-s-posivach&pid=170104161&fhid=2358 Following her receiving a MPA at Old Dominion University in 1978, Ellen embarked on a very successful city management career as follows: Assistant to…

FCCMA Committees

Each week The Manager e-Newsletter will feature one of FCCMA’s committees describing the tasks and responsibilities for the featured committee. Be a part of the great work that FCCMA does through its committees by signing up for a committee that interests you. Most committee work is done via conference call . The Awards Committee is…

Flood Insurance and Your Community

The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) will be offering a new course for county commissioners, staff and others for Spring 2014.  Course Title Protecting Your Community from Natural Disasters: A Guide to Flood Insurance & Flood Mitigation Programs In 2012, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Florida Insurance Reform Act.  Key provisions of the legislation require the…

ICMA Manager Evaluations Handbook

ICMA offers a complimentary handbook to highlight the value of a formal manager evaluation process and to assist local elected officials in the design of an effective evaluation tool. Local Government managers and administrators are encouraged to reference and review the handbook with an eye toward working with their elected bodies to develop formal, mutually-agreed…

Funding Opportunity: Transportation investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant Program

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Applicants must submit final applications through Grants.gov by April 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The Grants.gov “Apply”…

FCCMA 2014 Annual Conference

Don’t miss the Florida City and County Management Association’s annual conference at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando. The theme of this year’s conference is Building Trust and Confidence in Local Government. Kirk Lippold, Commanding Officer of the USS Cole from 1999 to 2001, believes that real leaders aren’t just the people at the top; they…

North Miami Beach Onsite Training Session

Don’t miss the onsite training session that will be held in North Miami Beach on March 14 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Marjory and William McDonald Center, 17051 NE 19th Avenue. The session will review trends in technology and help participants consider steps to “stay ahead of the curve.”   How do we…

MARCH 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. Jason Bowles, District V, Senior Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale, Student Member; Evelyn Calderon, District VI, Master’s of Public Administration, Florida Gulf Coast University,…

Onsite Training Sessions

Register now for an onsite training session. There are two trainings in February and one in March. The first training will be held February 27 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Auburndale. The topic is “Water Resources for the Future.” The second training will be held February 28 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm…

Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship

The Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship is an academic scholarship is in honor and memory of Raymond C. Sittig, long-time executive director of the Florida League of Cities and champion of Home Rule powers. Ray came to Florida to become a city manager but instead of working for one city he was a champion for all…

Gettysburg Leadership Institute

The Gettysburg Leadership Institute is a three-day program (April 23-25, 2014) designed for senior managers to study the leadership lessons of Gettysburg. The program will convene 30 senior local government managers to study the leadership lessons of Gettysburg and join in an exploration of personal leadership, organizational effectiveness, disaster management and the lessons of history.…

To Be (a Credentialed Manager) or Not to Be…

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director I have had a couple of emails and phone calls this month about Florida’s status nationally with the ICMA Credentialed Manager program and what we use as a nickname: “credentialing.”  The April 1 deadline is looming (no April Fools’ day jokes,  I know!) for this quarter’s review period, and you…

ICMA University Workshop at the FCCMA Annual Conference

Leaders today are immersed in moments of disruptive change. We have entered a “New Order of Things”.  Leaders and the organizations they lead are constantly placed in difficult, awkward and conflict-laden situations.  What are the leadership fundamentals that we need to work on to thrive in “The New Order of Things”? This session will explore in depth…

February Onsite Training Sessions

Two onsite training sessions will be held in February. The first training will be held February 27 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Auburndale. The topic is “Water Resources for the Future.” The second training will be held February 28 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in Palm Springs. The topic is “Get Ready,…

FCCMA Academic Scholarships

FCCMA is offering two scholarships to students toward their education in the public administration field.  The B. Harold Farmer Scholarship and the Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship are $2,500 scholarships awarded to students pursuing a public administration or related degree at a Florida-based university. The students must be enrolled in the program during the summer or…

George Brown, New District IV Board Member

Upon the resignation of Rich Reade, District IV Director, the decision was made to accelerate the election process to fill the seat rather than have a board appointment to fill the seat. District IV was scheduled to elect a new director to the office in May. George Brown, Boca Raton Deputy City Manager, was elected…

FCCMA Scholarships

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

2014 Legislative Session

The FCCMA Legislative Committee adopted the Florida League of Cities’ (FLC) and the Florida Association of Counties’ (FAC) priorities and policy statements for 2014. Tune into the FLC and FAC legislative webinars. The Florida League of Cities’ webinar will be held on February 20 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Here is the link to…

In Memoriam of Rod Kendig

Rod Kendig, former FCCMA member and past president, passed away on Friday, January 31 after a two-year battle with cancer. He joined the Association in 1978 while serving as Escambia County Administrator. He served as county administrator for 16 years until 1985. In 1985 after serving sixteen years as county administrator, he served the City…

Congratulations to Randy Reid!

Randy Reid has been chosen by the Control Growth Now as its citizen of the year. The group will honor Randy at its 25th anniversary annual meeting and luncheon on March 15 in Sarasota. The public is welcome to attend. The event will begin at 11:30 am in the upstairs meeting room at Marina Jack’s…

FCCMA 2014 Annual Conference

You don’t want to miss the FCCMA 2014 Annual Conference. Below are two of the sessions that will be held at the conference. Khalid Resheidat, P.E., Assistant City Manager, New Smyrna Beach will speak about the “Successful Use of Citizen Task Force.” The New Smyrna Beach Task Force is a program that brings citizens together…

Water Resources for the Future

Don’t miss this onsite training session that will be held February 27, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Auburndale Community Center on 405 Bennett Street. This FCCMA training session will be an abbreviated summit that will provide a forum for discussion and sharing of information on regional water issues. City, County, and…

B. Harold Farmer Scholarship

Are you a student who will be enrolled during the summer or fall of 2014 and pursuing a public administration or related degree at a Florida-based university? Then you may be eligible to receive the B. Harold Farmer Scholarship (BHF). The BHF is a $2,500 academic scholarship which will be awarded to a recipient who…