Florida International University’s Executive Master of Public Administration

Florida International University’s Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program is now open at FIU at I-75 in Miramar (http://broward.fiu.edu/), welcoming the sixth cohort of EMPA students. The FIU EMPA program enjoys a retention rate of 95% and a graduation rate of 90% in 16 months. We are currently accepting EMPA applications for the 2018…

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Internships: A Hidden Asset in Your Community

By Jamie Titcomb, Town Manager Ocean Ridge During my 20-plus years in public service positions, I’ve always been a passionate advocate for utilizing our best hidden asset we have right in our communities: our bright, motivated, earnest and energetic youth! They are all around us, in our high schools, colleges and vocational/technical programs. How many…

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October 2017 President’s Message

One of FCCMA’s priorities this year is to increase the amount and type of training offered. The Professional Development Committee has prepared training on a variety of subjects in different venues with a focus on low-cost and high value. This is particularly important for those of us from smaller cities with limited travel budgets and…

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ICMA Coaching Program Topics

The ICMA Coaching Program develops webinar topics through the ICMA State Association and Outreach Coaching Partners and their affiliates. ICMA begins with suggestions received and then invites the Partners to use an online survey in November to prioritize them, advise about scheduling issues, and recommend presenters. ICMA looks for a diversity of topics and presenters…

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Certified Public Manager Program

Dates The Level 1 class is scheduled for Tuesday-Friday, Nov 28-Dec 1, 2017. Schedule The class will run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. There will be morning and afternoon breaks, plus an hour and 15 minutes for lunch. Location The class will be held at the Rohde Building, 401 N.W. 2 Avenue, Miami, FL…

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October 2017 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, they will be invoiced for dues. Jennifer Bramley, District VII, City Manager, City of Dunedin, Full Member; Joe N. Halman, Jr., District VIII, Deputy County Manager, Polk County, Full Member; Boniswa Joseph, District…

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September 2017 President’s Message

Hurricane Irma is now past and, while the cleanup and rebuilding will continue for weeks or months, we should take a minute to reflect on all that we have been through. As managers, some of our biggest challenges are in responding to natural disasters. If you have worked in Florida for very long, it’s likely…

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In Memoriam of Hugh Williams

Hugh David Williams, 83, of Merritt Island, passed away on September 20, 2017 at A&M Assisted Living Facility in West Melbourne. He was a member of FCCMA for 38 years and an honorary member since 2004. He spent his lifetime devoted to city/town management beginning his career in the 1960’s in his native Pennsylvania. During…

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