Congratulations to Ambreen Bhatty

North Lauderdale City Manager Ambreen Bhatty was recognized by the Broward County Commission with a proclamation by Commissioner Michael Udine designating October 30, 2018 as “Ambreen Bhatty Day for her 25 years of service in local government. Sunrise City Manager Richard Salomon, Lauderdale Lakes City Manager Philip Alleyne, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Assistant Town Manager Sharon Ragoonan and…

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November 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. Jeffrey R. Cole, District VIII, County Manager, Lake County, Full Member; Michael Goodrum, District V, City Manager, City of Coral Springs, Full Member; Zoe Jenkins,…

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ICMA Student Chapter at FIU Event

The International City/County Management Association at Florida International University (ICMA@FIU) would like to invite you to an evening celebrating public service. The purpose of the event is for FIU students to learn more about our local government officials and their roles in our community. It is also an opportunity to showcase your expertise and network with other local officials.…

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Sharon Ragoonan, Assistant Town Manager, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

How long have you been a FCCMA member? I have been a member of FCCMA since 2012.  I currently serve as the Vice Chair of the Professional Management Matters Committee (PMMC), and fortunate to work under the leadership of FCCMA President, Michael Cernech, and PMMC Chair Matt Spoor, to promote the merits of local professional…

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Strategic Innovation for Local Governments

By Jason Lawrence, Finance Manager, City of Lake Helen It’s the all the rage in local government management. It’s the newest buzzword thrown around in the City Commission Chamber. It’s the dead horse beaten in the City Manager’s suite. Department heads live or die by it. But what is Strategic Innovation, really? At its core,…

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October 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. Maria T. Bassett, District V, Finance Director/Deputy Village Manager, Islamorada, Village of Islands, Full Member; Howard Brown, Former City Manager, City of Bell, CA, Affiliate…

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USF School of Public Affairs Announces a New Graduate Certificate

Increasingly, public officials at all levels of government are demanding more rigorous, data-driven analytics to support the critical decisions that they are called upon to make. These quantitative tools can be quite powerful, offering insights that can make a difference between the success or failure of a particular public policy or program. However, all too…

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Fall 2018 Training Held at Florida Gulf Coast University

FCCMA held an onsite training session at Florida Gulf Coast University on Friday, September 28th. The topic was “Local Government and Nonprofit Collaborations: Innovations in Providing Local Government Services.” Several managers and FGCU students attended the training.

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