“Lessons in Leadership” Carey Lohrenz

Carey Lohrenz will be the keynote speaker at the Opening General Session at the FCCMA Annual Conference. The Navy’s first female Tomcat F-14 fighter pilot will share the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2, and can help your team win in business. This keynote will challenge, inform, and inspire your…


Public Sector Digest

The Public Sector Digest is extending the following offer to FCCMA members. The publication will publish a special issue featuring city managers across the United States in the coming weeks, which includes Lee Feldman, City Manager, Fort Lauderdale, FCCMA past president. BECOME A MEMBER TODAY Exclusive 10% discount to Florida cities and counties PUBLIC SECTOR DIGEST…


Resume Reviews at the FCCMA 2015 Annual Conference

Are you curious to know if your resume has what it takes to get an interview?  Colin Baenziger, Baenziger and Associates and The Mercer Group professional recruiters, have offered their time at conference to meet one-on-one with attendees, by appointment.  They will review your resume and offer helpful ways you may improve it based on…


March 2015 Innovation Edge

by Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Peter Kageyama is an Alliance Senior Fellow and author of Love Where You Live. In his article this month, he states, “Activate is an interesting word. It is not the same as “start”, “launch” or even “begin”. All of the latter words imply a more…


FLC University Summit Course Offerings

The Florida League of Cities University is proud to announce FREE new Summit Course offerings in your area that address: Tools for Economic Development in Florida Cities and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Basics and Beyond Visit http://www.floridaleagueofcities.com/News.aspx?CNID=9537 to see the dates and locations, coming to a city near you this spring and early summer! For further information, please…


In Memoriam of Henry (Woody) Wood

Henry (Woody) Wood passed away in early January 2015. He was the husband of FCCMA member Susan Boyer. Susan has served as Manager in several Florida cities. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Florida Benchmarking Consortium. FCCMA recently learned of Woody’s passing and would like to extend its deepest sympathies. If you would like to…


CCNA and the Legal Requirements for Purchasing Services in Florida

FCCMA will hold an onsite training session on “CCNA and the Legal Requirements for Purchasing Services in Florida.” The session will be held at the St. Petersburg Water Resource Building on March 27 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This session will cover ICMA Practice Area 5: Performance Measurement/Management and Quality Assurance. The cost to…


Big Data/Open Data Survey: Coming Soon!

All FCCMA managers, deputies and assistants will soon receive an important survey.  It was approved by the FCCMA board of directors and the results will be shared with us, and with members of the Florida Local Government Coalition.  We have partnered with the University of South Florida, School of Public Administration for the survey.  Given…


LinkedIn Reviews at the FCCMA 2015 Annual Conference

Renee Lewis, Director Client Services, Career Partners International, Florida Caribbean, along with Jim Taylor, will provide one-on-one reviews of members’ LinkedIn profiles from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29.

If you are interested in signing up for a review, please contact Lynn Lovallo at (850) 701-3635 or llovallo@flcities.com.

Sharing Expertise – A Partnership Opportunity

by Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director When I think back to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I’m so heartened by the many FCCMA members who volunteered to go and help…not just New Orleans, but also the small towns in Alabama and Mississippi.  You brought back amazing stories and helped us realize that our disaster recovery…