ICMA Code of Ethics Tenet 12

by Ken Parker, ICMA State Liaison On March 2, ICMA members received an email related to the proposed changes to ICMA Code of Ethics Tenet 12.  For the past year, the ICMA Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC) has been reviewing Tenet 12.  Members were asked their opinion on Tenet 12 in face to face discussions…

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“Learning from Others’ Mistakes”

Accomplish your four-hours’ required ethics training in one workshop! On Wednesday, May 27 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, a free pre-conference interactive session has been developed that will fulfill the ethics requirement.  This session has been divided into segments that will address a review of the Code of Ethics, a true-to-life presentation on how managers (and…

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In Memoriam of Jane Marie Strickland

Jane Marie Strickland passed away on February 21, 2015. She was the wife of FCCMA member Eugene Strickland. He is the former city manager of Lakeland. Family will receive friends during a visitation starting at 10:00 today, Wednesday, at the First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Drive in Lakeland. A memorial service will be…

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Tools that Work for Economic Development

The Florida League of Cities University will hold a summit series on economic development. Effective economic development requires leadership. Policy decisions, implementation strategy and economic reality ideally come together to achieve a community’s economic development goals. This program provides real-world guidance on the fundamentals and tools of realistic economic development. Elected officials can use them…

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Application Process for the State Infrastructure Bank

If you are interested in applying for a loan from the FDOT State Infrastructure Bank, a Letter of Interest is now required to be submitted by prospective loan applicants to ensure projects meet eligibility, financial, and production criteria. The Letter of Interest is available on the SIB Website:  http://www.dot.state.fl.us/officeofcomptroller/PFO/sib.shtm Upon review of an acceptable Letter…

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March 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. Jay Boodheshwar, District IV, Deputy Town Manager, Town of Palm Beach, Full Member; Dave Harner, District VI, Assistant County Manager, Lee County, Full Member; Kevin…

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March 2015 Onsite Training Sessions

There will be three onsite training sessions held in March. The first session will meet the FCCMA four hours of required ethics training and will be held at the Florida League of Cities Building, 1st Floor in Sittig Hall, 301 S. Bronough Street in Tallahassee on March 13 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This session…

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FCCMA 2015 Winter Institute

by Tenny Croley, City Manager, City of Frostproof What an awesome conference!  Hats off to the FCCMA host committee for an outstanding job in planning the 2015 FCCMA Winter Institute, and of course to the FCCMA staff for all their hard work.  From the welcome by ABC News to the closing presentation by Ian Hill,…

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Transforming Local Government 2015 Annual Conference

TLG 2015: The Gathering Place for Local Government Innovators The 2015 Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG) will move our gaze forward to the coming trends and realities of what lies ahead, exploring what organizations should be doing now to prepare for Our Community 2025. How do we prepare to provide services in the coming years?…

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Why We Need the Florida Local Government Coalition

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director It was great seeing so many of you last week at the Winter Institute!  Thank you for attending and supporting this annual event!  Since we worked with the Florida Local Government Coalition (we call it the Coalition for short) to develop this year’s theme and format, I was asked why…

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