July 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. Nicole Renee Evans, District V, Senior Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale, Student Member; Melanie M. Neumann Kruszona, District VII, Masters of Public Administration, Florida…

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2015 Years of Service to FCCMA Awards

The following people were recognized at the Awards Program at the Annual Conference on Friday, May 29, 2015 for their years of service to the Association. 5 Years Scott Andrews • Terence E. Arrington • Davenport Lawrence • Eric Eddy • Ana Garcia • Burgess Hanson • Wendell Johnson • Beth Knight • Mark A. Kutney • Shannon LaRocque • Gene Rauth • John Schneiger…

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FLC U July 2015 Courses

The FLC University is pleased to present its new Training Center in Orlando! Conveniently located near I-4 and downtown, this space will feature weekly offerings for FLC members and others in local government. Some classes will be for elected officials only; some for staff; and some open to all. Each class has a designation of “staff,”…

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2015 Home Rule Heroes

The following FCCMA members were recently recognized by the Florida League of Cities with 2015 Home Rule Hero Awards. These local government officials earned this prestigious award for their tireless efforts to help protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2015 legislative session. John Szerlag, City Manager, City of Cape Coral Lee…

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Transitions and Traditions

It was wonderful to see so many FCCMA members and guests at the conference in May!  We had one of our largest turnouts since the recession, causing me to have hope that all of you are returning your own educational and professional goals to your budgets.  I also want to thank the membership for giving…

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FCCMA ANNOUNCES ANNUAL AWARDS

The Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) presented its annual awards on May 29 during its conference, held at the Loews Royal Pacific Hotel, Universal Studios, Orlando. President Jill Silverboard (2014-15), assistant city manager of Clearwater, presided over the awards ceremony and was assisted by the chair and co-chair of the awards committee: Ryan…

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Congratulations to Lee Feldman

Lee Feldman, Fort Lauderdale City Manager, was recently selected as president-elect of ICMA. He will begin his one-year term in September 2015 at the ICMA 101st Annual Conference in Seattle, WA. Mr. Feldman will assume the role of president at the 102nd Annual Conference in Kansas City in September 2016. Mr. Feldman previously served as…

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Thank You FCCMA

Greetings: I want to thank FCCMA in general and the Interview Committee in particular for bestowing the honor of receiving the Raymond C. Sittig Academic Scholarship, and for having the opportunity to meet each of you. I wish to wholeheartedly thank Alachua County Deputy Manager Angela Montgomery for writing a letter of recommendation and Dr.…

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2015 CityStats Survey

Is your city on this list? The Florida League of Cities needs your input to help it complete its database of information for its lobbying and research efforts. The deadline for the Florida League of Cities’ 2015 CityStats Survey is fast approaching. Each city’s designated key official was sent an individual survey link via email.…

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President Michael Pleus’ Priorities

It is truly an honor to serve as your President for the next year, and I appreciate the trust you have placed in me to lead the association.  I have been a member of FCCMA for over twenty years, and I am truly excited about the future of the association and some of the initiatives…

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Ethics Session for County Staff

The Florida Association of Counties will have an Ethics Workshop in conjunction with Annual Conference on Tuesday, June 16 at the Sawgrass Marriott located at 1000 PGA Tour Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. This pre-conference workshop will have a separate registration fee of $125 that will cover lunch and all of the meeting materials. …

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Thank You for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship

Greetings, I am deeply humbled to have received The Emerging Leaders Scholarship Award.  However, I would like to thank the University of South Florida, faculty & staff of the MPA department and also the FCCMA for providing me with the foundation needed to not only be successful in public service but to also be an…

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