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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ICMA 2015 Conference Assistance Scholarships

ICMA offers four conference assistance scholarships. These are divided into four categories: The Young Professional Scholarship is open to any ICMA member with three years’ or fewer experience as a full-time local government employee. There is no minimum salary requirement, although salary may be considered during the evaluation process. The Workplace Diversity Scholarship is open to women…

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June 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. John D’Agostino, District IV, Town Manager, Town of Park, Full Member; James Kinzler, District VIII, Assistant City Manager, City of Clermont, Full Member; Nico Lauw,…

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May 2015 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Imagine a football team without an inspiring coach, where none of the players know what plays will be run, or where communication is so bad that each player develops and runs his own plays independent of the others. Sure, opposing players might be blocked, wide…

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Professional Management Matters Table at the Annual Conference

We are looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming conference. While you are there, be sure to stop by the Professional Management Matters (PMM) table. You can meet committee members, our inagural Florida Ambassadors, join the effort, and get connected to PMM happenings through LinkedIn. The table will be staffed until 5:00 pm Thursday…

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What We Choose to Celebrate

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director Last year, ICMA celebrated its 100th anniversary as an association.  Over the past decade, there have been celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the council-manager form of government in Virginia, and North and South Carolina.  This weekend, my family celebrated the Master’s in Public Administration earned by my niece, Michelle…

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Need Your Four-Hours Required Ethics Training?

FLC University Continuing Education in Ethics Workshop Belleview City Hall Commission Chambers 5343 SE Abshier Boulevard Belleview, FL 34420 June 15, 2015, 1:00 pm – 5:15 pm This course meets the FCCMA membership requirement for the four hours of ethics training. Through the FLC University, this course is open to any municipal elected officials or staff…

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Brand New: Public Service Associate Training Program

City of Seminole Council members unanimously approved a new Inter-Governmental Agreement with St. Petersburg College establishing a “Public Service Associate in Training” program. This unique program will assist a selected graduate of the St. Petersburg College, Bachelors in Science Public Policy and Administration Program, the ability to springboard his or her career within a City…

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