Over recent years, local government agencies throughout the state of Florida have faced a number of emerging challenges with regard to the receipt and fulfillment of public records requests. In several instances, excessive volume and mishandled requests have resulted in significant workflow disruptions and costly legal proceedings for local governments as well as their contracted…Details
By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Alliance Ambassadors are a life line to their organization and to the Alliance. It is their engagement and commitment to building a culture of innovation that keeps the collaboration in their organization and across the membership strong. As part of the Alliance’s mission to inspire…Details
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. Marie Elianor, District V, Subscriber Member; Nathan G. Ford, District I, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Gulf Breeze, Full Member; Phillip R. Holste,…Details
At its recent conference in Seattle, WA, the City of Tamarac received the Community Sustainability Award for populations of 50,000 and over for “Strategic Planning: Alignment and Engagement.” Congratulations Mike Cernech and Diane Phillips. ICMA, through the generosity of its strategic partner The Ferguson Group, offers a scholarship to a member to attend the Harvard…Details
Few entities are entrusted with as much personal information as state and local governments. From citizens’ birth certificates to their death records – and just about everything in between – governments are expected to keep personal information safe. Securing data continues to become more difficult as more services move online and hackers, looking to attack…Details
By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director What a pleasure to see so many of you in Seattle, and to have such a great turnout for the Florida dinner! Now we are two weeks into our new fiscal year in the Sunshine State, and delighting in slightly lower temperatures and longer afternoon shadows. Daylight savings time…Details
As you know, the FCCMA launched its Professional Management Matters (PMM) effort in 2015. Ambassadors in the Central-West and soon-to-be in the Central-East regions of the state have been hard at work educating up-and-coming professionals, elected officials and civic leaders on the importance of having professionals at the helm. The effort is now on Facebook.…Details
Jill Silverboard, FCCMA Past President, will be attending a conference planning meeting in Kansas City November 20-22 and is soliciting your input for conference topics or suggestions. The conference will take place September 25-28, 2016.
Please contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
By Sharon M. Anselmo, Assistant City Manager, City of Maitland, Florida. Like most cities, the City of Maitland recognizes the vital role that policy makers have in promoting healthy lifestyles. Cities have long recognized that wellness programs and internal personnel policies can reduce the cost of healthcare for city budgets, but are now recognizing the…Details
How long have you been a FCCMA member? I have been a Student Member of FCCMA since March 2015. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? No. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I am currently working on my Bachelors in Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University. I have also received…Details
By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation “Grievance policies; your enthusiasm can be felt BUT don’t stop reading! Grievance policies are important to local government organizations given the rise in legal protections for employees, the role of grievance in indicating managerial effectiveness, and the role they play in giving employees a voice…Details
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. R. Scott Blankenship, District VIII, City Manager City of Umatilla, Full Member; Chelsey Gordon, District VII, Management Analyst, Town of Belleair, Affiliate Member; GovHR USA, contact:…Details