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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“Thanks for the Memories!”

by Lynn Lovallo, Executive Assistant To steal a phrase from Bob Hope, words cannot express my thanks to the members and staff of FCCMA, the Florida League of Cities, the Florida Association of Counties, and all of the FCCMA affiliates. These past 19+ years have flown by. Never would I have imagined that I would…

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Dennis W. Kelly, 40-Year FCCMA Member

This year Dennis Kelly will be receiving his 40-year Service Award as a member of FCCMA. Dennis works and lives in Holiday Island, Arkansas, where he serves as the District Manager of the Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District (HISID).  When asked what a Suburban Improvement District is, he readily equates it to Florida’s Community Development…

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FCCMA County Members

Dear Fellow FCCMA County Member: I hope you have already registered for our FCCMA annual conference and that I will see you there. During my professional career in Florida, I have gained a great deal of knowledge. I have grown as a manager, and I have built important collegial relationships at each FCCMA event that…

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In Memoriam of Richard Fellows

Dick Fellows passed away on May 14, 2015. He worked as Town Manager in Orange Park from June, 23, 1975 to June 25, 1980. Prior to that, he worked as the City Manager in Green Cove Springs from August 1970 to June 1975. He also served as the City Manager of Atlantic Beach. He was…

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