August 2017 INNOVATION EDGE

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation All Up in Your Face Technology can help train employees and foster organizational development, but virtual experiences like webinars and online networks cannot replace the community cohesion that occurs when workers learn together in person. Communities of practice, or learning networks, gather employees in the…

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ICMA: Looking for a Few Good Heroes

The blog, “Looking for a Few Good Heroes,” is now available at: http://lifewellrun.org/looking-for-a-few-good-heroes/ and features the work of Sally Sullivan, administrative assistant from Indian Harbour Beach. In addition to Sally Sullivan’s Community Heroes story, ICMA has some great success stories from Florida posted on its website at: http://lifewellrun.org/success-stories-list/. ICMA is always looking for ways to recognize and celebrate the value of…

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Smart Solutions: Technology Serving Communities E-Book

ICMA is offering a free copy of Smart Solutions: Technology Service Communities E-Book to both ICMA members and non-members. Click here to access the link. Members may download the copy from the link. Click on the link and non-members can give an email address and a copy will be emailed to them. This is a…

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2017 FLC University Fall Summit Series

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: PLANS, PARTNERS AND POTENTIAL Locations: Southwest Florida: North Port – September 29 Northwest Florida: Panama City – October 6 Northeast and Central Florida: Gainesville – October 20 Southeast Florida: Cutler Bay – November 3 DESCRIPTION: Economic activity in the right form and at the right level is essential to the well-being of every city.…

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August 2017 President’s Message

Ethics. It’s been a founding principle of our profession since the creation of the ICMA over 100 years ago. And it has never been more important than in these times of “fake news,” hyper-partisanship and widespread distrust in government at all levels. Ethical choices confront us every day and our staff, elected officials and the…

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ICMA Webinar: “Strategies for Having Difficult Conversations”

“Effective Communication of Complex Issues to the Public” — ICMA Coaching Program webinar

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Register now for this no-charge webinar.

Topics:
What’s working to communicate complex issues effectively?
How do you choose the right approach for the topic?
What are helpful examples of concrete applications and do’s and don’ts?

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FCCMA Members Honored as Recipients of the 2017 Home Rule Hero Awards

Several FCCMA members from around the state were honored by the Florida League of Cities as recipients of 2017 Home Rule Hero Awards. These FCCMA members earned this prestigious recognition for their tireless efforts to advance the Florida League of Cities’ legislative agenda and help protect the home rule authority of Florida’s cities during the…

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Engaging the Next Generation with Today’s Challenges

by Ratna Okhai, Senior Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale In an effort to engage the next generation of local government professionals, FCCMA needs your assistance in generating topics of interest that are relevant to local government for research. The goal is to engage future leaders now, while they are in their MPA programs, working…

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PMM: City of Ormond Beach 55th Anniversary

FCCMA Member Ken Fields presented a certificate on June 27, 2017 to the Dundee Commission recognizing the Town for its 25th anniversary of operation under the commission-manager form of government. Pictured: Lake Wales City Manager Ken Fields and Dundee Interim Town Manager Deena Ware.

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August 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, he/she will be invoiced for dues. Daniel Alfonso, District V, City Manager, City of Miami, Full Member; Joan Goodrich, District IV, Economic Development Director, City of Delray Beach, Affiliate Member; Stan…

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JULY 2017 INNOVATION EDGE

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation It’s Time to Put Your Organization’s Innovations on Paper And, submit a Case Study application for the TLG 2018 Conference, which will be held in Tacoma, Washington, April 3-6. Alliance members are a community that grows stronger by sharing stories and successes. Let us hear…

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