November Webinar – The Evolving Cyber Threat to Local Governments

Few entities are entrusted with as much personal information as state and local governments. From citizens’ birth certificates to their death records – and just about everything in between – governments are expected to keep personal information safe. Securing data continues to become more difficult as more services move online and hackers, looking to attack…

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Calendars, Clocks and YOU

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director What a pleasure to see so many of you in Seattle, and to have such a great turnout for the Florida dinner!  Now we are two weeks into our new fiscal year in the Sunshine State, and delighting in slightly lower temperatures and longer afternoon shadows.  Daylight savings time…

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Professional Management Matters Facebook Page

As you know, the FCCMA launched its Professional Management Matters (PMM) effort in 2015. Ambassadors in the Central-West and soon-to-be in the Central-East regions of the state have been hard at work educating up-and-coming professionals, elected officials and civic leaders on the importance of having professionals at the helm. The effort is now on Facebook.…

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Cities Have an Important Role in Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

By Sharon M. Anselmo, Assistant City Manager, City of Maitland, Florida. Like most cities, the City of Maitland recognizes the vital role that policy makers have in promoting healthy lifestyles.  Cities have long recognized that wellness programs and internal personnel policies can reduce the cost of healthcare for city budgets, but are now recognizing the…

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Maylee DeJesus, FCCMA Student Member

How long have you been a FCCMA member? I have been a Student Member of FCCMA since March 2015. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? No. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I am currently working on my Bachelors in Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University. I have also received…

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October 2015 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation “Grievance policies; your enthusiasm can be felt BUT don’t stop reading!  Grievance policies are important to local government organizations given the rise in legal protections for employees, the role of grievance in indicating managerial effectiveness, and the role they play in giving employees a voice…

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October 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. R. Scott Blankenship, District VIII, City Manager City of Umatilla, Full Member; Chelsey Gordon, District VII, Management Analyst, Town of Belleair, Affiliate Member; GovHR USA, contact:…

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Recognizing, Respecting and Raising Your Cultural Intelligence

How Diversity and Inclusion Impacts Your Community’s Character FCCMA’s 2015 Fall Symposium will be held November 5th, 2015 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, EST at the Wayne G. Sanborn Center in DeLand. The fee is $75 per registration and $25 for students with lunch included. This year’s Symposium will focus on Generational Diversity –…

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Candidates Test to Become Part of Flagler County Fire Rescue

By Sally Sherman, Deputy County Administrator, Flagler County Several candidates underwent a grueling test process to see if they have what it takes to become a firefighter-paramedic for Flagler County Fire Rescue. “We have a very stringent testing process,” said Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Mike Bazanos. “Both the EMS (emergency medical services) and the fire…

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Florida Ethics Online Course

The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at Florida State University is offering a four-hour video series that is a must for anyone in public service. Staff members from the Attorney General’s Office and the Florida Commission on Ethics explain what is expected of those in public service at the state and local levels.…

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2015 Local Works Day

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director Local Works Day is October 2nd, 2015. For the third year, the Coalition will promote its “Local Works” campaign as a way to help Florida citizens understand, appreciate and support local government and the services and value these governments bring to millions of lives each day. There is a…

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