Better Sure Than Sorry: What’s On Your Wall?

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director There have been a few headlines lately related to actions taken by local government managers across the state that might seem to land in an ethically gray area.  Despite the specific narrative within each of the ICMA Code of Ethics tenets (which is also the FCCMA Code of Ethics),…

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University of Central Florida Internship Program Overview

Learning Objectives The course is designed to introduce, teach, or reinforce one or more of the adapted National Association of Schools of Public Administration (NASPAA) universal required competencies: The ability to lead and manage in public and nonprofit governance The ability to participate in and contribute to the policy process The ability to analyze, synthesize,…

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Kelly Shoemaker, Deputy County Administrator, Charlotte County

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 14 years Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? 14 years Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. Bachelor of Science in Leisure Services & Studies from Florida State University Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration from IMPAC University What…

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What Makes Charlotte County Special

By Kelly Shoemaker, Deputy County Administrator, Charlotte County When I read the article Eleven Signs a City Will Succeed my brain went in a number of different directions. James Fallows’ article in the March 2016 issue of The Atlantic summarized his 54,000-mile journey around America in a single-engine plane. In his experience you can tell…

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Ethics in Action

Need FCCMA ethics training hours? Plan to join in on Thursday May 19, for the next webinar in the ICMA Coaching Program Series: ETHICS IN ACTION Date: Thursday May 19, 2016 Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM, ET (1:00 – 2:30 PM, PT) Registration is free! Pre-registration is required. Learn More and Register at icma.org/coachingwebinars. Can’t…

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Special Tuition Award for Florida City and County Management Association Members

Nova Southeastern University’s Huizenga College of Business is pleased to announce a special award for FCCMA members that is worth up to $6,200 off the published tuition rate when they enroll in an undergraduate or graduate business degree program (depending on courses format). The $6,200 tuition award is applied over the duration of the degree program. Award eligibility verification…

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Gene Strickland, FCCMA 50-Year Member

Congratulations to Gene Strickland for 50 years of membership in FCCMA! His story began in a barber’s chair in 1964.  His barber, Smitty, was a City Commissioner City of Daytona Beach. He had graduated from FSU and completed his Army Reserve active duty obligation.  He was working an indoor finance job for General Electric but…

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April 2016 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.  Tracey T. Barlow, District II, City Manager, City of Edgewater, Full Member; Lenox Bramble, District VI, Assistant City Manager, City of Venice, Full Member; Latrina…

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Seminole County Government Provides a Grant to Leadership Seminole to establish a Seminole County Task Force on Homelessness

By Valmarie Turner, Director, Department of Community Services, Seminole County In November 2014, Leadership Seminole hosted Seminole Vision V – a platform that creates the environment in which community leaders come together to address challenges and capitalize on opportunities in Seminole County.  Over 100 Community Leaders unanimously decided that reducing homeless was a top community…

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