Transitions

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director Just over 20 years ago I attended my first FCCMA board meeting as the new executive director.  It was both a welcoming and intimidating weekend at the same time – but it feels like it was just a few short years ago.  How did the span of a generation…

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Drones in Your City: Navigating State and Federal Law

Join the Florida League of Cities us for a FREE webinar on June 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6477217875397903362 It has never been easier for governments, companies, and citizens to obtain small unmanned aircraft systems, or “drones,” that are easy to fly. The potential for these devices to assist in government operations…

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Congratulations Ken!

Ken Small is retiring from the Florida League of Cities after 31 years.  Many of you know Ken and have had the pleasure of working with and learning from him over the years.  Ken is a former city manager, a past Executive Director of the Association, and an honorary member of FCCMA, but more importantly,…

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ICMA Code of Ethics: Tenet 3

ICMA began a review of the ICMA Code of Ethics and Guidelines in 2013.  This year, Tenet 3 is being reviewed.  ICMA is asking members to submit their comments.  Below is Tenet 3 and the Guidelines for the Tenet. Tenet 3.  Be dedicated to the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all public and…

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Celebrating 50 Years!

By Lynn Lovallo, FCCMA former Executive Assistant With a voice that one ever tires of hearing, great stories have been told to me and others by Earl (Bud) Parmer.  Bud is celebrating 50 years of membership with FCCMA; and those of us lucky enough to know him, have enjoyed hearing his stories of the early…

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Congratulations to Betty Baker!

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) bestowed the organization’s highest honor upon FCCMA member, Betty Baker, during its national convention held April 13-17 2016 in Portland Oregon. The NFBPA is an organization of more than 2,600 members representing 350-plus local, state and federal jurisdictions. Its mission is to strengthen the position of African…

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May 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, they will be invoiced for dues.  Bud Bentley, District V, Town Manager, Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Full Member; John Paul Bodner, Special Projects Manager, Horry County, SC, Affiliate Member; Jack A. Butler,…

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Flagler County 2016 Onsite Training Session

The Florida City and County Management Association is holding an onsite training session at the Flagler County Emergency Services, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building #3 in Bunnell on Friday, April 29th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. “A dynamic regional training program (the last one before the FCCMA Conference) has been prepared for FCCMA members…

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Norm Hickey, FCCMA 60-Year Member

By Ken Parker, ICMA Liaison For sixty years, Norman Hickey has been a member of FCCMA.  He joined FCCMA when he came to Florida in 1956 to be the Assistant City Manager in Fort Lauderdale.  Norm’s public service career allowed him to serve in cities and counties from Florida to California and to work internationally…

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