Harvard University Innovations in American Government Awards Program Information

Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Awards. Offered by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is the nation’s premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best. This year, the Ash Center is…

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New Year’s Musings

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director Happy New Year, FCCMA Members! I want a do-over.  Seriously; a two week do-over.  I took my first real time off in 18 months (since I moved this year everything has been wrapped up in that) from December 19th to January 4th and was sick the entire time.  Doesn’t…

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January 2016 Member News & Notes

Scott Miller retired from city management effective December 18, 2015 after 42 years (almost 40 as a City Manager with various cities with the last 8 years as City Manager, City of Leavenworth, Kansas).  He served four cities in Florida during his career; the Cities of Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, Boynton Beach and New Port Richey.

January 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. Craig Chown, District VII, Managing Member, Chown Consulting Services, Affiliate Member; Daniel E. Davis, District II, City Manager, City of Bunnell, Full Member; Ricardo Fernandez,…

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January 2016 Onsite Training Session in Marianna

FCCMA will hold an onsite training session in Marianna on January 22nd, 2016 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Central Time, at the Agricultural Center, 2742 Pennsylvania Avenue. Representatives from the law firm of Bryant Miller Olive and from the engineering firm of David H. Melvin, Inc. will jointly present an informative program on Florida’s…

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FCCMA 2016 Scholarships

DEADLINE LINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 29TH FCCMA offers two academic scholarships: the B. Harold Farmer Scholarship and the Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship. The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the FCCMA Annual Conference June 1-4, 2016. The recipients will each receive a $2,500 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to the Conference. The major non-monetary…

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FCCMA 2016 Board of Directors Elections

Self-nominations for two At-Large Directors and the Secretary-Treasurer positions on the FCCMA Board of Directors are due Wednesday, February 3rd. To nominate oneself, a letter expressing interest should be sent to the Nominating Committee, c/o the FCCMA office, PO Box 1757, Tallahassee, FL 32302. In addition to the letter of interest (or included within it)…

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FCCMA 2016 Awards

Each year at the FCCMA Annual Conference, FCCMA recognizes outstanding individuals who have fostered representative democracy, who have made a significant contribution to the development of new talent or an assistant who has made significant contributions toward excellence in leadership while serving as an assistant or department head. These awards are: Award for Career Excellence,…

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Have a Great Private Partner?

As part of the annual conference, up to four case studies of the private sector and public entities working together for community success will be presented. If your jurisdiction has done something you think other managers can benefit from, please encourage your private partner to submit a session application using this format. Click here to…

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Jonathan Evans, City Manager, City of Haines City

Jonathan Evans is a FCCMA At-Large Director. How long have you been a FCCMA member? Since October 2006. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, since October 2006. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I possess a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in public administration, both…

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U.S. General Speaks to Haines City about Disaster Response

by Jonathan Evans, City Manager, Haines City United States Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret.), spoke to first responders from Haines City and neighboring municipalities in Polk County last Friday about creating a culture of preparedness. General Honoré is best known for taking swift charge of military relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina and his no nonsense…

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