2020 Census LUCA Technical Training Sessions Have Been Scheduled in Your Area

These free programs will be presented by the U.S. Census Bureau Atlanta Regional Office Geography Department.  You may find the schedule and register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020LUCATECHNICAL PURPOSE The purpose of the Local Update of Census Address (LUCA) trainings are to provide the technical details for participation, including map and address list updating, geocoding, and other details.…

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November 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. Paula Baracaldo, District VII, Assistant to the County Administrator, Pasco County, Affiliate Member; Al Braithwaite, District VII, City Manager, City of Oldsmar, Full Member; Lisa…

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Congratulations to ICMA 2017 Celebration of Service Recipients

The following FCCMA members are ICMA Celebration of Service Recipients for 2017: 45 Years Thomas Benton Paul Berg 40 Years James Chisholm James Curry Roger Desjarlais David Keller Mark Ryan Eric Soroka Dale Sugerman William Underwood 35 Years Michele Baker Thomas Bradford James Landon David Ritz Christopher Russo Donald Stilwell 30 Years Donald Fisher Seth…

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FCCMA Student Council Participates at FIU Career Fair

By René Lazaro Hernández, Student Member It was a pleasure to have had the privilege to be the face of the FCCMA Student Council Sub-Committee, the ICMA FIU Student Chapter, and the City of Miami at the FIU career fair held on September 28th alongside Mrs. Sarah Hannah-Spurlock and City of Miami career services representatives. The…

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Florida International University’s Executive Master of Public Administration

Florida International University’s Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program is now open at FIU at I-75 in Miramar (http://broward.fiu.edu/), welcoming the sixth cohort of EMPA students. The FIU EMPA program enjoys a retention rate of 95% and a graduation rate of 90% in 16 months. We are currently accepting EMPA applications for the 2018…

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Internships: A Hidden Asset in Your Community

By Jamie Titcomb, Town Manager Ocean Ridge During my 20-plus years in public service positions, I’ve always been a passionate advocate for utilizing our best hidden asset we have right in our communities: our bright, motivated, earnest and energetic youth! They are all around us, in our high schools, colleges and vocational/technical programs. How many…

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October 2017 President’s Message

One of FCCMA’s priorities this year is to increase the amount and type of training offered. The Professional Development Committee has prepared training on a variety of subjects in different venues with a focus on low-cost and high value. This is particularly important for those of us from smaller cities with limited travel budgets and…

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ICMA Coaching Program Topics

The ICMA Coaching Program develops webinar topics through the ICMA State Association and Outreach Coaching Partners and their affiliates. ICMA begins with suggestions received and then invites the Partners to use an online survey in November to prioritize them, advise about scheduling issues, and recommend presenters. ICMA looks for a diversity of topics and presenters…

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2017 Lake City Onsite Training Session

FCCMA held an onsite training session in Lake City on Friday, October 6th. The topic was “Infrastructure Financing for Utilities.” Pictured from left to right: Greg Lang, Mittauer & Associates; Dave Mecusker, Lake Butler; Joanne Luther, Live Oak; John-Paul Ledford, Starke; Sara Owen, Lake Butler; Bob Milner, Starke; Eddie Quinn, FATHOM; Jason Shefler, Mittauer &…

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Certified Public Manager Program

Dates The Level 1 class is scheduled for Tuesday-Friday, Nov 28-Dec 1, 2017. Schedule The class will run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. There will be morning and afternoon breaks, plus an hour and 15 minutes for lunch. Location The class will be held at the Rohde Building, 401 N.W. 2 Avenue, Miami, FL…

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Gina Peebles, Assistant County Manager, Alachua County

How long have you been a FCCMA member?  Since 2015 Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long?  Yes, since 2015 Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education.  Masters’ degree in Business Administration What got you interested in public service?  In high school, I thought I wanted to be the president of a…

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