ICMA Women Leading Government Florida

Join your colleagues on August 17 at the Le Meridien in Tampa, Florida for a day-long professional development workshop on advancing women in the local government profession. The session will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET. The speakers are: Joyce E. Bono – Joyce Bono is the W. A. McGriff III Professor…

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Investing in Interns

By Gina Peebles, Assistant County Manager, Alachua County Does your local government invest in interns?  According to Forbes (Dec. 6, 2011), there are five reasons you should: New perspective on organizational issues Ease of use with technology It’s a trial period that could lead to something more Help with projects or tasks that you’re struggling…

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Growth Management Workshop in Alachua County

On Friday, August 17, there will be a planning administration best practices series. Session 1 will be held from 8:30 a.m. – noon or session 2 will be held from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.. The cost is $75 per session or $125 for both sessions and includes lunch. On Saturday, August 18, there will…

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July 2018 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. Reese Goad, District I, Interim City Manager, City of Tallahassee, Full Member; Sane Haidara, District VII, Master of Public Administration, University of South Florida,…

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FCCMA 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors

The Florida City and County Management Association thanks the following sponsors and exhibitors. SIGNATURE Public Risk Insurance Agency DIAMOND Benecon Florida Municipal Insurance Trust Florida PACE Funding Government Services Group, Inc. ICMA Retirement Corporation Inframark Johnson Controls, Inc. Magellan Advisors, LLC Management Partners National Water Main Cleaning Company Real Estate Asset Disposition Corp. SeeClickFix VC3…

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2017 – 2018 Newly-Credentialed Managers

Congratulations to the ICMA Newly-Credentialed Managers! Rafael Casals, Town Manager, Cutler Bay Charles Chapman, County Administrator, Hendry County Robbie Chartier, County Administrator, Okeechobee County Joseph Helfenberger, Saint Cloud Ramiro Inguanzo, Assistant Village Manager, Bal Harbour Juan Jimenez, Assistant Town Manager, Bay Harbor Islands Brad Johnson, Deputy City Manager, Lakeland Douglas Lewis, City Manager, Pinellas Park

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FCCMA 2018 Awards and Scholarships Recipients

Richard (Dick) Simmons Lifetime Achievement Award A. William Moss, City Manager, Naples President’s Award Gene Strickland, Former City Manager, Lakeland If You Care, You Do! Mark Cunningham, Assistant County Administrator, Sarasota County Mark Ryan, City Manager, Indian Harbour Beach Michael J. Roberto Award for Career Development Carl Schwing, Former City Manager, Bonita Springs Award for…

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FCCMA 2018 Years of Service Award Recipients

Five Years Heather Bacus Michele L. Baker Courtney Barker Michael D. Beedie Andrew D. Berns Bolton Partners, Inc. Lori S. Bonino Matthew Campbell Rafael G. Casals Mark A. Cunningham Lee Evett Charity Good Jeffrey Green Ryan Henderson Lisa Hendrickson Richard Johnson Kevin Keogh Richard J. Lemack Douglas A. Lewis Stefan Massol Maria A. Menendez Nick…

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June 2018 President’s Message

It is both an honor and a privilege to serve as your 2018/2019 FCCMA President and lead the Board of Directors. Your FCCMA Executive Committee, District Directors and At-Large Directors have all committed to make the 2018/2019 board year FCCMA’s best ever. The bar has been set very high, year after year each President and…

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FCCMA welcomes the Florida Municipal Communicators Association (FMCA)

A new association dedicated entirely to the communication efforts of Florida’s municipal governments officially launched this week. The Florida Municipal Communicators Association (FMCA) is a professional network of individuals providing communications leadership and support in Florida’s cities, towns and villages. The only association of its kind in Florida, the FMCA offers communications professionals opportunities to…

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In Remembrance of Betty Baker

Betty Baker passed away at the age of 69 in Gainesville on June 24, 2018. She has been a FCCMA member since 2002. She served as administrative services director and deputy county manager before becoming manager in July 2013. She was the first African-American county manager to serve Alachua County. After retiring from Alachua County,…

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June 2018 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. Issac R. Brownman, District VI, Director, Public Works, Town of Longboat Key, Affiliate Member; Cheryl Kleen, District IV, Bachelor of Public Management, Florida Atlantic University,…

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