September 2016 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Engaging the Community in Public Safety: Examples of Community Policing Concepts by Jason Rollins, Communications Director, Alliance for Innovation The issue of policing in the United States has once again emerged to the top of public discourse. As tragic image after tragic image fills our…

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Survival Skills for Managers

The ICMA Coaching Program will hold a free webinar on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET on “Survival Skills for Managers.” While managing in local government has many rewards, it also has many challenges. Learn key insights and skills to survive and thrive. Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar.…

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Interns for Local Government

Here is your chance to give back!  The LGIP is beginning its fourth year. Last year we placed 13 interns in local governments from the Keys to North Florida and from Volusia to Pinellas. The premier leadership fraternity at the University of Florida, Florida Blue Key and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service are…

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Congratulations Lee Feldman

FCCMA congratulates Lee Feldman for becoming ICMA President at the 2016 Conference in Kansas City. He is the second FCCMA member to serve as President of ICMA. He is also a past president of FCCMA. Lee is the city manager of Fort Lauderdale and has also served as city manager in the cities of Palm Bay…

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Congratulations Dan Kleman for the ICMA Distinguished Service Award

FCCMA congratulates Dan Kleman for receiving the ICMA Distinguished Service Award at the ICMA 2016 Conference in Kansas. Dan currently serves as an ICMA/FCCMA Senior Advisor. Dan served as FCCMA President in 1982-1983 and the only other Florida ICMA President in 1993. Dan was only in his twenties when his peers elected him to his…

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September 2016 Message from the Executive Director

I just returned home from the ICMA Conference in Kansas City where Fort Lauderdale City Manager Lee Feldman was sworn in as the new president.  I’ve known Lee for close to 10 years now and few are more deserving of this high honor than him.  Fun fact: he’s only the second ICMA President from Florida…

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ICMA Virtual Conference

If you cannot join us in Kansas City, consider joining us online through the Virtual Annual Conference. Although the ICMA Virtual Conference is not a substitute for the “on-the-ground” skill-building, networking, and social opportunities that ICMA’s Annual Conference offers, you and your staff can still experience some of the highlights through the virtual conference. Broadcasting…

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September 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.  Samantha D. Abell, District I, Deputy City Manager, City of Gulf Breeze, Full Member; W. Ajibola Balogun, District V, City Manager, City of West…

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August 2016 Message from the Executive Director

As I write this, preliminary election results are starting to trickle in.  I don’t know about you, but I need a break from the deluge of political advertisements that we’ve seen in the last two months, whether it’s mail pieces, social media posts, or, my personal favorite, television commercials.  It’s a good thing that I…

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August 2016 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Have you heard about Workforce Wednesdays? Read on. In the Fall of 2015, the Local Government Research Collaborative (LGRC) released a report and subsequent webinar, Red Tape to Green Tape, that looked at why grievance policies are important and the impact they can have on all levels of…

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Clermont’s Master Plan Wins State Award

The City of Clermont and GAI’s Community Solutions Group in Orlando have been recognized by the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) for outstanding redevelopment achievements for the visionary master plan developed for the city’s downtown-waterfront district. The FRA presents awards annually to projects that exhibit the best practices in Florida development during the past year. The…

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