January 2016 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation What do an onion, fire pumpers and public records have in common for the city of Phoenix?   These are just a few of the topics that have been deeply discussed and examined for the past year as part of Phoenix’s “CORE” – Comprehensive Organizational Review…


February Onsite Training in Auburndale

FCCMA will hold an onsite training session in Auburndale on February 25th, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Eastern Time, at the Auburndale Community Center, 405 Bennett Street. Recently, FCCMA held a webinar on fire assessment fees that was considered by many as one of the more substantive training sessions provided in FCCMA’s webinar series. The…


RFP for Citywide Strategic Management Plan

Please go to the link to see a RFP for a Citywide Strategic Management Plan for the City of Winter Haven.


FCCMA and Strategic Government Resources (SGR) announce new partnership for Florida Manager’s in Transition (MIT)

By Doug Thomas, SGR Regional Manager, and former City Manager of Lakeland, Florida The Florida City/County Management Association (FCCMA) and Strategic Government Resources (SGR) are pleased to announce a new collaborative partnership to assist FCCMA members who are Managers in Transition (MIT) following Board approval on November 6, 2015.  Working with the Association’s MIT Committee,…


Harvard University Innovations in American Government Awards Program Information

Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Awards. Offered by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is the nation’s premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best. This year, the Ash Center is…


New Year’s Musings

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director Happy New Year, FCCMA Members! I want a do-over.  Seriously; a two week do-over.  I took my first real time off in 18 months (since I moved this year everything has been wrapped up in that) from December 19th to January 4th and was sick the entire time.  Doesn’t…


January 2016 Member News & Notes

Scott Miller retired from city management effective December 18, 2015 after 42 years (almost 40 as a City Manager with various cities with the last 8 years as City Manager, City of Leavenworth, Kansas).  He served four cities in Florida during his career; the Cities of Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, Boynton Beach and New Port Richey.

January 2016 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. Craig Chown, District VII, Managing Member, Chown Consulting Services, Affiliate Member; Daniel E. Davis, District II, City Manager, City of Bunnell, Full Member; Ricardo Fernandez,…


January 2016 Onsite Training Session in Marianna

FCCMA will hold an onsite training session in Marianna on January 22nd, 2016 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Central Time, at the Agricultural Center, 2742 Pennsylvania Avenue. Representatives from the law firm of Bryant Miller Olive and from the engineering firm of David H. Melvin, Inc. will jointly present an informative program on Florida’s…


FCCMA 2016 Scholarships

DEADLINE LINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 29TH FCCMA offers two academic scholarships: the B. Harold Farmer Scholarship and the Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship. The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the FCCMA Annual Conference June 1-4, 2016. The recipients will each receive a $2,500 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to the Conference. The major non-monetary…