FLC University Summit Course Offerings

The Florida League of Cities University is proud to announce FREE new Summit Course offerings in your area that address: Tools for Economic Development in Florida Cities and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Basics and Beyond Visit http://www.floridaleagueofcities.com/News.aspx?CNID=9537 to see the dates and locations, coming to a city near you this spring and early summer! For further information, please…


In Memoriam of Henry (Woody) Wood

Henry (Woody) Wood passed away in early January 2015. He was the husband of FCCMA member Susan Boyer. Susan has served as Manager in several Florida cities. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Florida Benchmarking Consortium. FCCMA recently learned of Woody’s passing and would like to extend its deepest sympathies. If you would like to…


CCNA and the Legal Requirements for Purchasing Services in Florida

FCCMA will hold an onsite training session on “CCNA and the Legal Requirements for Purchasing Services in Florida.” The session will be held at the St. Petersburg Water Resource Building on March 27 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This session will cover ICMA Practice Area 5: Performance Measurement/Management and Quality Assurance. The cost to…


Big Data/Open Data Survey: Coming Soon!

All FCCMA managers, deputies and assistants will soon receive an important survey.  It was approved by the FCCMA board of directors and the results will be shared with us, and with members of the Florida Local Government Coalition.  We have partnered with the University of South Florida, School of Public Administration for the survey.  Given…


LinkedIn Reviews at the FCCMA 2015 Annual Conference

Renee Lewis, Director Client Services, Career Partners International, Florida Caribbean, along with Jim Taylor, will provide one-on-one reviews of members’ LinkedIn profiles from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29.

If you are interested in signing up for a review, please contact Lynn Lovallo at (850) 701-3635 or llovallo@flcities.com.

Sharing Expertise – A Partnership Opportunity

by Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director When I think back to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I’m so heartened by the many FCCMA members who volunteered to go and help…not just New Orleans, but also the small towns in Alabama and Mississippi.  You brought back amazing stories and helped us realize that our disaster recovery…


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…


“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…


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…