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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Better Sure Than Sorry: What’s On Your Wall?

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director There have been a few headlines lately related to actions taken by local government managers across the state that might seem to land in an ethically gray area.  Despite the specific narrative within each of the ICMA Code of Ethics tenets (which is also the FCCMA Code of Ethics),…

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University of Central Florida Internship Program Overview

Learning Objectives The course is designed to introduce, teach, or reinforce one or more of the adapted National Association of Schools of Public Administration (NASPAA) universal required competencies: The ability to lead and manage in public and nonprofit governance The ability to participate in and contribute to the policy process The ability to analyze, synthesize,…

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Kelly Shoemaker, Deputy County Administrator, Charlotte County

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 14 years Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? 14 years Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. Bachelor of Science in Leisure Services & Studies from Florida State University Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration from IMPAC University What…

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What Makes Charlotte County Special

By Kelly Shoemaker, Deputy County Administrator, Charlotte County When I read the article Eleven Signs a City Will Succeed my brain went in a number of different directions. James Fallows’ article in the March 2016 issue of The Atlantic summarized his 54,000-mile journey around America in a single-engine plane. In his experience you can tell…

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Ethics in Action

Need FCCMA ethics training hours? Plan to join in on Thursday May 19, for the next webinar in the ICMA Coaching Program Series: ETHICS IN ACTION Date: Thursday May 19, 2016 Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM, ET (1:00 – 2:30 PM, PT) Registration is free! Pre-registration is required. Learn More and Register at icma.org/coachingwebinars. Can’t…

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