FCCMA 2015 Scholarship Program

Each year FCCMA offers scholarships to students toward their education and/or their professional development, two academic scholarships and one conference scholarship. The academic scholarships are $2,500 scholarships in memory of B. Harold Farmer and Raymond C. Sittig awarded to students pursuing a public administration or related degree at a Florida-based university. The students must be…

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February Innovation Edge

by Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation In Chesterfield County, Virginia, strategic planning and budgeting have been dating for a very long time. At times they seemed right on the brink of tying the knot. People wondered, what are they waiting for; they aren’t getting any younger, you know? Tired of waiting…

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FCCMA Legislative Committee Meets with House and Senate Staff Directors

The FCCMA Legislative Committee met with House and Senate staff directors and policy analysts on January 29.  Close to 20 different legislative staff talked with committee members about city and county issues and discussed background information on fiscal, environmental, economic, regulatory and other subjects. Attending were Terry Atchley, Michael Beedie, Lee Garner, Dorothy Inman-Johnson,  Andy…

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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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