September 2015 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. David Isnardi, District III, Deputy City Manager, City of Palm Bay, Full Member; Michael Johansson, District II, City Manager, City of Port Orange, Full…

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September 2015 Webinar

The theme of the FCCMA 2016 Conference focuses on the next generation of local government professionals. FCCMA’s first monthly webinar begins this year-long discussion with an outstanding panel of young and seasoned professional managers representing both municipal and county governments. All panelists have been both mentor and mentee in their careers and now employ a mutual…

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Freight Regional Listening Sessions

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold several freight regional listening sessions around the state. August 26 at Indian River State College from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm August 27 at Estero Community Park Recreation Center from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm September 1 at FDOT District 6 Auditorium in Miami from 1:00 pm –…

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2015 FCCMA Dinner at the ICMA Conference

FCCMA will hold its annual dinner at the ICMA Annual Conference in Seattle at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 621 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101 on Monday, September 28th.  Dinner is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Dinner will include an appetizer, choice of two starters, choice of three entrées and a choice of two desserts. A cash bar will…

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August 2015 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Next Big Things:  What does it mean for my community?   What might our cities and counties look like in 2036? The Alliance for Innovation Board of Directors set out on a journey to discover the “Next Big Things” facing local governments.  We challenged ourselves…

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Second Annual Great Places in Florida Award program

The Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA FL) is proud to announce the kickoff of the 2nd annual Great Places in Florida award program!  This initiative celebrates Great Places in Florida and the communities that sustain them. The APA FL Great Places in Florida award program focuses on unique, memorable places that work…

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Congratulations to Frank Edmunds

Frank Edmunds recently retired after serving 20 years as City Manager for the City of Seminole. Frank has been an active member in FCCMA serving as his district’s representative for a two-year term, and also served on several committees throughout his 20 years of FCCMA membership, most recently serving on the Professional Management Matters Committee.…

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FCCMA 2015-2016 Internship Program

Written by Mike Grebosz, Assistant to the City Manager, City  of DeLand Is your organization in search of an intern? Do you already have an established intern program? Would you like to explore starting an intern program? The FCCMA Student Council Subcommittee is here to help. This year the FCCMA Student Council has put an…

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Memorial Service for Pete Witschen

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Pete Witschen, who served as Fort Lauderdale’s Assistant City Manager from 1986 to 2002, will take place on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie, FL 33314. More information…

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Reed vs. Gilbert – Supreme Court Sign Code Case

by George Brown, Deputy City Manager, Boca Raton, FCCMA District IV Director The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Reed vs. Gilbert, Arizona, has significant implications for local government sign regulations. Local government managers and attorneys should be fully cognizant of the issues and consider their possible impact on local regulations.  Forewarned is forearmed.  See…

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