Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) Overtime Regulations

Last year, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime regulations. The proposal generated significant interest with over 290,000 comment letters being filed in the proceeding. Because the proposed changes were expected to have an impact on local governments, the National League of Cities (NLC) and other local…

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Pokemon: Friend or Foe

Launched July 6 – just six short weeks ago – PokemonGo has made more than $200 million and has more than 20 million users – likely a LOT more.  Some counties are taking advantage and exposing players to government services while for other counties it just increasing the burden. So what is PokemonGO exactly? The…

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A Call to Action Update: Engaging Elected Officials

Elected officials can play a critical role in drawing young people in to the public sector. FCCMA presented a session at the FLC Conference in Hollywood focusing on “What Can Elected Officials do to Attract Young People to Public Service?” In addition to FCCMA President Bobby Green and At-Large Director Ryan Levengood, the panel included the mayors…

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Flagler County Crisis Triage and Transport Unit (CTTU)

By Craig Coffey, Flagler County Administrator In April 2014, Flagler County implemented CTTU: Crisis Triage and Transport Unit, a program designed to improve services for adults in mental health crisis who require screening and transport to a Baker Act Receiving Facility, and simultaneously improve utilization of law enforcement resources. CTTU is funded by a grant…

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FLC Info Request: Transportation Facility Designations MiniSurvey

Deadline Wednesday, September 21 The FLC Center for Municipal Research & Innovation is seeking information from all 412 Florida cities. The House of Representatives Transportation and Ports Subcommittee has requested information regarding municipalities’ policies on honorary transportation facility designations. The survey is less than five questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Even…

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August 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.  Dan Carpenter, District VII, Finance Director, City of Indian Rocks Beach, Affiliate Member; Laura Gambino, District V, Citywide Fundraiser, City of Fort Lauderdale, Affiliate…

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July 2016 Message from the Executive Director

By Casey Cook, FCCMA Executive Director We’ve almost closed the book on July and boy has it been a hot one! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the cooler weather that October and November bring. In the association world, summertime means lots of travel, either to conferences or to see members, and hopefully…

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Ethics and the Media: Navigating the News in the New Normal

Join award-winning journalist Al Tompkins Monday, August 8th from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm for an engaging,interactive session exploring the changes, challenges and choices of a media revolution that is transforming the foundations of traditional journalism and its ethics. Learn four key questions that will help you “think critically” about the information you  consume online, in the…

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A Call to Action Update: Engaging ICMA Student Chapters

Members of the ICMA Student Chapters from both the University of South Florida and University of Central Florida joined the FCCMA Officers on July 22nd to collaborate on issues to help MPA students interested in pursing management careers in local government. The meeting was held at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland during the FCCMA Executive…

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July 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.  Kristen Kerr, District I, Management Analyst, City of Tallahassee, Affiliate Member; Noah Powers, District IV, Town Manager, Town of Orchid, Full Member; and Katie Taylor,…

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Message from the Executive Director, June 2016

by Casey Cook, FCCMA Executive Director The 2016 FCCMA Annual Conference is in the books!  For those that couldn’t make this year’s conference, the theme was “Growing the Next Generation” and based on the feedback we’ve received, it was one of our best conferences yet!  Please join me in thanking the conference planning committee for…

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