The Revitalization of Downtown Tampa

SAVE THE DATE! AUGUST 20, 2015 The Florida Local Government Coalition presents “The Revitalization of Downtown Tampa,” Thursday, August 20 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Chester Ferguson Law Center.  The keynote speaker is Jeff Vinik, Owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Immediately following the keynote there will be a panel discussion “On…

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FLC-Utility Relocation Survey

Please take the time to take part in this important survey regarding utility relocation. It is imperative that the Florida League of Cities gathers this information and data in order to protect and better serve municipalities during the upcoming legislative session. Below is a link to a document providing background on the utility relocation issue. Please feel…

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Warm summer greetings from Orlando!

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director I’ve completed my office move to the FLC Orlando offices downtown, and hope to see many of you who live along the I-4 corridor at upcoming classes and workshops.  After 27 years in Tallahassee, it is both challenging and rewarding to be in a new place. The latest issue of…

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August 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. Frank Abbate, District III, Assistant County Manager, Brevard County, Full Member; Maria T. Aguilar, District VI, Village Manager, Islamorada, Village of Islands, Full Member; Andrew…

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In Memoriam of Pete Witschen

Peter “Pete” Witschen passed away on July 6, 2015, at the age of 65, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Pete is survived by his loving and devoted wife Kristi Nicole, his sons Eric (Melissa), Kyle, Brandon (Katie), daughter Kaylee, and granddaughter Margot (Eric and Melissa), and brother Douglas (Jeanne). Pete was a…

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July 2015 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation As any homeowner or contractor would tell you, construction codes and regulations can be a complex web of ever-changing rules and policies that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Something that may initially seem like a simple act – pulling a permit for a hot water…

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FCCMA County Managers

Registration is open for the Florida Association of Counties’ 2015-16 Policy Committee Conference. The conference will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Beach Bayfront from August 26-28, 2015. This event brings together the FAC Legislative Policy Committees to examine the Association’s agenda for the next legislative session. You do not have to serve on…

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2015 Exhibitors and Sponsors at the Annual Conference

The Florida City and County Management Association would like to thank the following exhibitors and sponsors for their participation in the 2015 Annual Conference at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. The Association appreciates the many years of support and your part in making it a good experience for all of the members. ABM Building & Energy…

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Thank you for a Great 10 Years

This letter was originally published in the Florida Association of Counties newsletter. Thank you for attending the 2015 FAC Annual Conference and for your support during the last 10 years.  This final conference with FAC is a bittersweet time for me as I say goodbye to what has been an incredible experience as the Executive Director and look toward my…

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FCCMA AT-LARGE DIRECTOR KEN FIELDS

How long have you been a FCCMA member? At least seven years I think. I believe I joined in 2008. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? I get my thirty-year plaque in Seattle this fall. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I have a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from…

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