In Memoriam of Claire Halter

FCCMA wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to Sam Halter, whose wife Claire passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A memorial service will be held at Canterbury Tower, 3501 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa on Sunday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m. Visit the family’s online guest book at www.blountcurrymacdill.com. Sam Halter is the former chief administrative…

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FCCMA 2015 Awards

Each year at the FCCMA Annual Conference, FCCMA recognizes outstanding individuals who have fostered representative democracy, who have made a significant contribution to the development of new talent or an assistant who has made significant contributions toward excellence in leadership while serving as an assistant or department head. These awards are: Award for Career Excellence,…

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Economic Forecasting Webinar

A webinar will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The topic discussed will be “Economic Forecasting.” Kevin Plenzler’s work focuses on forecasting economic development modeling, market analysis, and Florida growth patterns. Attendees at this FCCMA webinar will receive an overview of Florida’s economy and its related trends (employment,…

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2015 Onsite Training Sessions

There are still six onsite training sessions remaining in this program year. FCCMA will hold two onsite training sessions on “CCNA and the Legal Requirements for Purchasing Services in Florida.” The first session will be held at the Ironwood Golf Course Clubhouse in Gainesville on February 20. The second session will be held at the St.…

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North Florida Economic Development Academy

The academy is a four-day program that will be held March 12-13 and March 26-27, 2015 at the Crystal Cove Resort in Palatka. The North Florida Economic Development Academy (EDA) is designed to provide a basic understanding of the concepts and methods of Economic Development, and to help local communities build stronger community sales teams…

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FCCMA Board of Directors Elections

Self-nominations for the At-Large Director and the Secretary-Treasurer positions on the FCCMA Board of Directors are due next Thursday, January 29. To nominate oneself, a letter expressing interest should be sent to the Nominating Committee, c/o the FCCMA office, PO Box 1757, Tallahassee, FL 32302. In addition to the letter of interest (or included within…

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February 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. Sarah Balmer, District VII, Masters of Public Administration, University of South Florida, Student Member; Daniel Holbrook, District IV, Assistant City Manager – Community Development Director,…

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Need your four-hours required ethics training?

There are two FCCMA ethics sessions scheduled. The first session will be held February 27 in Palm Beach Gardens. ICMA’s Director of Ethics Martha Perego will present and facilitate an interactive session on today’s challenges for local government managers. The second session will be held March 13 in Tallahassee. Special Counsel for Open Government Pat…

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Calendars and Commitments

For those of you old enough to remember paper calendars, the first few weeks of a new year brought fresh, crisp pages just waiting to be filled, and blocked, and erased and redone…and if you had one of the daily flip calendars there was a certain satisfaction to the ripping action at the end of…

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January 2015 New Members

The following membership application has been received. If no current member comes forth with a reason why this applicant should not be approved as a member, she will be invoiced for dues. Maylee De Jesus, District IV, BA in Public Management, Florida Atlantic University, Student Member.

Upcoming Onsite Training Sessions

Need your four-hour required ethics training? There are two ethics sessions scheduled. The first session will be held February 27 in Palm Beach Gardens. ICMA’s Director of Ethics Martha Perego will present and facilitate an interactive session on today’s challenges for local government managers. The second session will be held March 13 in Tallahassee. Special…

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Inventory Project Brings Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Savings and Data-Driven Decision-Making to the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Peele-Dixie Water Treatment Plant

By: Samantha M. Timko, Strategic Initiatives Administrator and Nafia Khan, Senior Management Fellow The City of Fort Lauderdale’s City Manager’s Office Division of Structural Innovation, created in the fall of 2011, advances strategy management, performance excellence, and process improvement for the City of Fort Lauderdale.   Efforts to lead continuous improvement are aimed at improving performance…

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