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…


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…


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…


FCCMA Upcoming Deadlines

Please note the following FCCMA deadlines:

  • Board Self-Nominations Due January 29, 2015
  • FCCMA Award Nominations Due February 2, 2015
  • FCCMA Academic Scholarship Application Due February 16, 2015
  • FCCMA Emerging Leaders Scholarship Application Due February 16, 2015

If you have any questions regarding these deadlines, please contact Carol Russell at (850) 701-3607 or

Ambassador Announcement

The FCCMA is excited to announce the launch of its Florida Ambassador Program. In 2010, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) launched an initiative focused on raising awareness of the contributions of professional local government managers, to the communities they serve. The full Life, Well Run campaign rolled out the following year, and with that,…


Congratulations Rex Taylor on your Retirement!

FCCMA congratulates Rex Taylor, South Palm Beach Town Manager, on his retirement at the end of December. George Brown, FCCMA District IV Director, Boca Raton Deputy City Manager, presented Rex with a resolution honoring him for his service to FCCMA. The resolution was presented to Rex at his last council meeting on December 15. The…


Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion

By Alan Cohen This article was written by Alan Cohen for his employees last year at the “holiday season.” Diversity is one of President Silverboard’s goals. She believes that we can create a better framework for valuing and understanding the differences among individuals in our cities and counties. Her goal is to create a professional…


“Got Ethics?” Webinar

A webinar will be held on Thursday, January 8 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The topic discussed will be “Got Ethics?” FCCMA’s “Got Ethics” campaign includes an important focus on ensuring members understand and follow the ICMA Code of Ethics. However, in Florida, the term ethics has a much broader meaning to public officials,…


2015 Elections

Canvassing has begun in order to fill positions on the Board of Directors.  Letters were sent to eligible full members on December 9. There is one at-large director position and the secretary/treasurer position opening in May.   All nominations must be self-nominations.  To nominate oneself, a letter expressing interest should be sent to the Nominating Committee,…


Linkedin Appeal

The FCCMA would like to remind members of one of the resources they have at hand—the FCCMA’s LinkedIn page. Members are encouraged to use the page as a sounding board for group discussions, a forum to share great examples of professional management in action within your cities and counties, as well as a resource for…