February 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, they will be invoiced for dues. Sarah M. Anderson, District II, City Manager, City of Madison, Full Member; Jeff Bremer, District IV, Deputy County Administrator, St. Lucie County, Full Member; Kelly…

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Attack on Home Rule

By Terry Stewart, City Administrator, City of Arcadia Hello. The City of Arcadia and I trust the month of January has been a great start to 2018. There is much happening in the city, but this month, your city council believes it’s important to inform you of a political dynamic at the state level that…

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FCCMA Student Council Participates at UNF Career Fair

On Friday, January 26th the FCCMA Student Council Sub-Committee attended the Osprey Career Fair held at the University of North Florida with participation from (Left to Right) Auburndale Assistant City Manager Jeff Tillman, Orange Park Town Manager Sarah Campbell, FCCMA President Jim Hanson, Green Cove Springs Assistant City Manager Mike Null. The Student Council Sub-Committee…

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January 2018 INNOVATION EDGE

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Make the Most of your TLG Conference Experience, Presented by nextERA Virtual Free Event | Feb. 6, 1-2 PM Attending the 2018 Transforming Local Government Conference (April 3-6 in Tacoma, WA) for the first time? We’ve got you covered in a virtual session just for…

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January 2018 President’s Message

Planning for upcoming training has come together and there will be more events in the next two months than any other time of year. Thanks are due to so many of you that have worked hard to make them happen. Next up will be the Winter Institute on February 15-16. Registration is already sold out…

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Building Communities of Inclusion

Join FAU, FIU and NSU for an engaging and intellectual networking session to learn more about initiatives, projects and programs focused on building communities of inclusion. This event will be held March 1, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the FAU Davie Campus, 3200 College Avenue, Liberal Arts Building in Davie. This is a free…

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Using Modern “Big-Data” Tools to Identify Homestead Exemption Fraud

By Milo M. Zonka, CFP, CGFO, CFO/Senior Director, Finance & Administration, Brevard County Property Appraiser Each of the 67 Florida Property Appraisers conduct business with their local communities’ best interests in mind, and with their own personal leadership style. There is a lot that is different between the Panhandle, the cities, the coasts, agriculture, and the Keys.…

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Milo Zonka, Senior Director, Administration & Finance, Brevard County

How long have you been a FCCMA member? Since 2015 Are you an ICMA member? Yes Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I have a BS in Aviation Management from Florida Tech in Melbourne, a Master’s in Public Administration from The Undefeated National Football Champion-the University of Central Florida, and along the way I’ve…

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