The Eleventh Annual Ethics Seminar: The Ethical Organizational Culture

This session will be held Friday, November 3, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. at the Palm Beach State College Boca Raton Campus, Humanities and Technology Building Lecture Hall 103, NW 8TH Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431-6490. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast. The program begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER…

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September 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. Marcus Roman, District V, Masters of Public Administration, Florida International University Student Member; and Jacob Schrader, District I, Masters of Public Administration, Troy University, Student…

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Charlotte County Wins NACIO Best in Class Award

By Brian Gleason, Communications Manager, Administration – Public Information Office, Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners Charlotte County’s CC-TV earned the National Association of County Information Officers’ Best in Class Award in the Audio/Visual category for its video featuring singer Justin Timberlake’s hit song, “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” CC-TV Television Production Specialist Todd Dunn and…

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Florida Supreme Court May Decide Fate of Liens Recorded After Foreclosure Judgments

James Ober v. Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fourth District Court of Appeals, Case No. 4D14-4597 (Broward County Circuit Court, Case Number CACE 14-006782 (05)). Real estate investors, municipalities, and community associations may gain some clarity about post-judgment liens if the Florida Supreme Court decides to hear Ober v. Town of Lauderdale By-the-Sea, Case No.: 4D14-4597 (Fla.…

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August 2017 INNOVATION EDGE

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation All Up in Your Face Technology can help train employees and foster organizational development, but virtual experiences like webinars and online networks cannot replace the community cohesion that occurs when workers learn together in person. Communities of practice, or learning networks, gather employees in the…

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ICMA: Looking for a Few Good Heroes

The blog, “Looking for a Few Good Heroes,” is now available at: http://lifewellrun.org/looking-for-a-few-good-heroes/ and features the work of Sally Sullivan, administrative assistant from Indian Harbour Beach. In addition to Sally Sullivan’s Community Heroes story, ICMA has some great success stories from Florida posted on its website at: http://lifewellrun.org/success-stories-list/. ICMA is always looking for ways to recognize and celebrate the value of…

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Smart Solutions: Technology Serving Communities E-Book

ICMA is offering a free copy of Smart Solutions: Technology Service Communities E-Book to both ICMA members and non-members. Click here to access the link. Members may download the copy from the link. Click on the link and non-members can give an email address and a copy will be emailed to them. This is a…

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2017 FLC University Fall Summit Series

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: PLANS, PARTNERS AND POTENTIAL Locations: Southwest Florida: North Port – September 29 Northwest Florida: Panama City – October 6 Northeast and Central Florida: Gainesville – October 20 Southeast Florida: Cutler Bay – November 3 DESCRIPTION: Economic activity in the right form and at the right level is essential to the well-being of every city.…

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August 2017 President’s Message

Ethics. It’s been a founding principle of our profession since the creation of the ICMA over 100 years ago. And it has never been more important than in these times of “fake news,” hyper-partisanship and widespread distrust in government at all levels. Ethical choices confront us every day and our staff, elected officials and the…

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ICMA Webinar: “Strategies for Having Difficult Conversations”

“Effective Communication of Complex Issues to the Public” — ICMA Coaching Program webinar

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Register now for this no-charge webinar.

Topics:
What’s working to communicate complex issues effectively?
How do you choose the right approach for the topic?
What are helpful examples of concrete applications and do’s and don’ts?

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