May 2018 President’s Message

It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as your President over the last year. It has provided an opportunity to pay back so many others who have helped me during my 41-year career managing local governments. Many of those have passed, so the best way to give back is to “pay it…

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2018 Southeastern Conference for Public Administration

The Alabama Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration will be hosting the 2018 SECoPA’s Annual Conference in Birmingham, AL, September 20-23. It will be held at the Sheraton, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard, N., Birmingham. Contact Casey Seidman for registration information.

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ICMA 2018 Southeast Regional Summit

FCCMA distributed copies of the Ethics Matter posters at the recent ICMA Southeast Regional Summit. These posters were a joint project of the Gainesville Sun and FCCMA. Florida leads the way in its commitment to ethics! Pictured are FCCMA President Jim Hanson, ICMA President David Johnstone and ICMA SE Regional Director Randy Reid.

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Leading Resilient Communities

Please join the Riley Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston and the Government Finance Officers Association for a two-day conference with other local government leaders from around the country to learn more about building and leading resilient communities and the GFOA’s new Financial Sustainability Framework. The conference will take place June 28-29, 2018 in Charleston, SC.…

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Tuition Awards from Nova Southeastern University

Interested in receiving a Master of Public Administration? Nova Southeastern University offers an MPA in State and Local Administration. This program can be completed in as little as 21 months and requires 42 credit hours to graduate. It begins four times annually in January, March, August or October. Nova’s MPA program offers Saturday classes, and…

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May 2018 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 Bridle, District III, Masters of Public Administration, University of Central Florida, Student Member; J.D. Cox, District III, City Manager, City of Longwood, Full Member;  James…

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April 2018 President’s Message

The ICMA Southeast Regional Conference was held in Mountain Brook, AL last week. The annual vote was held by representatives of the eleven southeast states for one of the three ICMA Southeast Board members. I was surprised to find that there were only two applicants from the Southeast Region. We have several rules about who…

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2018 Palm Coast Onsite Training Session

Attendees gathered at the onsite training session in Palm Coast on April 20 to learn how the City of Palm Coast has improved its perception of public service. The city believes that changing the perception of local government needs to be a grassroots effort through real experiences with the next generation. Attendees learned how the…

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