Florida Business Watch Affiliate Spotlight

florida business watch logo FINALFlorida Business Watch (FBW) and FCCMA together create a strong government/business network, able to speak with one unified voice on issues affecting Florida’s cities and counties. FBW is a non-profit trade association designed to assist cities and counties in Tallahassee and help local government and its corporate partners work together through training and education.

June 2016 New Members

The following membership applications have been received. If no current member comes forth with a reason why these applicant should not be approved as members, he/she will be invoiced for dues.  William Alonso, District V, City Manager, City of Miami Springs, Full Member; John Alvarez, District V, Procurement Manager, City of Doral, Affiliate Member; Zeriah K.…

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Town of South Palm Beach

By Maylee De Jesus, Town Clerk/Assistant to the Town Manager There are 663 miles of beaches around the State of Florida, and 5/8 of a mile belongs to the Town of South Palm Beach. Property values are affected by the condition of the beach, which affects the monies due to municipalities from property taxes that…

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Why Kansas City? Kansas City Royals

The ICMA Host Committee invites you to visit the Greater Kansas City Region, for the 102nd Annual Conference, September 25-28, 2016.  Why Kansas City?  Because Kansas City is home to the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals!!! The Kansas City Royals, founded in 1969, compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the American League…

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Florida Association Prioritizes the Next Generation

Reprinted with permission from the May 2016 issue of Public Management (PM) magazine published and copyrighted by ICMA (International City/County Management Association), Washington, D.C. By Ratna Okhai As baby boomer managers continue to retire, there are fewer Generation X professionals (those born between 1964 and 1977) prepared to fill their positions. Research suggests that millennials…

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2016 CityStats Survey Now Underway

The annual CityStats survey is the cornerstone of most research and analysis done at the Florida League of Cities. Now in its sixth year, the CityStats survey has allowed for analysis of municipal government policies and programs by both League staff and university research institutes. The 2016 survey is now being conducted online via survey…

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Survey on Recruiting and Retaining Well-Qualified Finance Directors and Financial Administration Professionals

Government Services Group is asking your help on completing the survey with the link below. “A number of local governments throughout Florida have experienced difficulty recruiting and retaining well qualified Finance Directors and financial administration professionals.  This is particularly true of smaller governments who may only require part time support and be challenged to meet…

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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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