February 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, he/she will be invoiced for dues. Deborah Wells Faust, District VIII, Organization & Employee Development Manager, Polk County, Affiliate Member; Roger Hernstadt, District VI, City Manager, City of Marco Island, Full…

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FCCMA Website Update

FCCMA is in the process of redesigning our website. We’ll be upgrading to a software that is more mobile-friendly while also making it easier on you, the member, to find what you’re looking for. In order to make our website as functional as possible, we need your feedback.  Our site is filled with lots of…

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“Waters of the US” Rules have Significant Impacts

By Kurt Spitzer, Executive Director, Florida Stormwater Association On August 28, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers published final rules revising the definitions of Waters of the United States or “WOTUS.”  If implemented as adopted, the new regulations will result in very significant impacts on Florida’s city and county governments, and…

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January 2016 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation What do an onion, fire pumpers and public records have in common for the city of Phoenix?   These are just a few of the topics that have been deeply discussed and examined for the past year as part of Phoenix’s “CORE” – Comprehensive Organizational Review…

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February Onsite Training in Auburndale

FCCMA will hold an onsite training session in Auburndale on February 25th, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Eastern Time, at the Auburndale Community Center, 405 Bennett Street. Recently, FCCMA held a webinar on fire assessment fees that was considered by many as one of the more substantive training sessions provided in FCCMA’s webinar series. The…

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FCCMA and Strategic Government Resources (SGR) announce new partnership for Florida Manager’s in Transition (MIT)

By Doug Thomas, SGR Regional Manager, and former City Manager of Lakeland, Florida The Florida City/County Management Association (FCCMA) and Strategic Government Resources (SGR) are pleased to announce a new collaborative partnership to assist FCCMA members who are Managers in Transition (MIT) following Board approval on November 6, 2015.  Working with the Association’s MIT Committee,…

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Harvard University Innovations in American Government Awards Program Information

Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Awards. Offered by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is the nation’s premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best. This year, the Ash Center is…

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New Year’s Musings

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director Happy New Year, FCCMA Members! I want a do-over.  Seriously; a two week do-over.  I took my first real time off in 18 months (since I moved this year everything has been wrapped up in that) from December 19th to January 4th and was sick the entire time.  Doesn’t…

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January 2016 Member News & Notes

Scott Miller retired from city management effective December 18, 2015 after 42 years (almost 40 as a City Manager with various cities with the last 8 years as City Manager, City of Leavenworth, Kansas).  He served four cities in Florida during his career; the Cities of Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, Boynton Beach and New Port Richey.

January 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, he/she will be invoiced for dues. Craig Chown, District VII, Managing Member, Chown Consulting Services, Affiliate Member; Daniel E. Davis, District II, City Manager, City of Bunnell, Full Member; Ricardo Fernandez,…

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