ICMA – Local Government Management Fellowship

The Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) application has closed and finalists will soon be available for host governments to interview! Mentor programs like the LGMF and other management fellowships help build the talent pool for the entire profession, so help build a legacy! For more information, please visit icma.org/lgmf. If you are interested in bringing on…

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January 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. Charlotte Bingham, District VI, Masters in Public Administration, Florida Gulf Coast University, Student Member; Jessica Bleser, District VII, Fiscal Services Director, Pasco County, Affiliate Member; Elise…

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December 2017 President’s Message

The FCCMA had a great year in 2017 and we are looking forward to an even better 2018. One of the top priorities you identified in the annual survey over a year ago was training. In recent months, the number of training opportunities was not only increased, but also the range of topics, locations and…

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2018 Urban Forestry Institute: Natural Disaster Preparation and Response Conference

The 2018 Urban Forestry Institute: Natural Disaster Preparation and Response Conference will be held February 5-7, at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma, FL 33598. Natural disasters ranging from hurricane storm surges to drought-induced wildfires have ravaged urban forests across the United States this past year. While it is uncertain when…

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December 2017 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. Alexander Badall, District II, BS in Public Administration/Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida, Student Member; Garrison “Garry” Brumback, District VII, City Manager, City of Treasure…

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Downtown Fort Walton Beach Master Plan

By Michael Beedie, City Manager, City of Fort Walton Beach The Downtown FWB Challenge Downtown Fort Walton Beach is at a crossroad. Over the last 15 years, the Okaloosa-Santa Rosa County region has experienced significant population growth due to an influx of military families from Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field as well as…

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November 2017 President’s Message

Are you a credentialed manager? If not, you may want to consider becoming one. Credentialing is a way for managers to create an individually tailored plan for lifelong learning and professional development. By taking an Applied Knowledge Assessment, you determine which skills you excel at and where you could use further study. Subjects are broken…

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Officials share lessons from Irma with students

By Keith Gibson It was a city and county management “fantasy camp” of sorts at Florida Gulf Coast University Nov. 3 when an all-star panel of Southwest Florida government administrators gathered on campus for a special training program. The forum was organized and hosted by Dr. Robert E. Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Political…

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