Florida Local Government Coalition “Local Works Day” – October 3

The Florida City and County Management Association is a member of the Florida Local Government Coalition, which exists to connect local government associations across the state. For the second year, the coalition will promote its “Local Works” campaign as a way to help Florida citizens understand, appreciate and support local government and the services and value…

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September 2014 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. Terri Lea Hugie, District V, Senior Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale, Student Member; Peter Joseph Koodrin, District V, Masters of Public Administration, Florida…

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FCCMA Webinar – How to Diversify Your Work Place

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ICMA Practice Area 9: Diversity Florida’s population is continuing to become more and more diverse in terms of age, race, religion, gender, and numerous other celebrated differences. Local governments, in an effort to ensure their work force represents this changing population, are taking pro-active steps to…

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Free FLC Research Symposium – New Workshop Topics

Building a Bridge from the Classroom to City Hall: Academic Research Brought to Life for the Public Administration Practitioner Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Westin Diplomat | Hollywood Updated Workshop Topics NEW – The Risks and Rewards of City Management: How Municipal Conditions Impact City Manager Employment Contracts Research…

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Message from the FCCMA President

As stated within my goals for the current year, embracing diversity within our organizations is important for purposes of building communities and professional talent for the future.  One significant consideration for diversity, in my opinion, is that we embrace opportunities to foster women within our profession.  I say that not only because I am one,…

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Florida City Leaders Forum on College Access and Success

Education is Your Economic Engine October 15, 2014  11:30 – 5:00 p.m. The Westin Tampa Harbour Island Municipal elected and appointed officials are invited to join the National League of Cities, Florida College Access Network, and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn for this special luncheon and afternoon forum about how cities can join forces with community…

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August 2014 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. Nafia Khan, District V, Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale, Student Member; and Dennis R. Rogero, Jr., District VII, Chief of Staff, City of Tampa, Affiliate…

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Free FLC Research Symposium

Free FLC Research Symposium – Building a Bridge from the Classroom to City Hall: Academic Research Brought to Life for the Public Administration Practitioner Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Westin Diplomat | Hollywood A free half-day symposium will feature the League’s municipal government research partners and the results of their…

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Request for Information

On June 16, Governor Scott approved Senate Bill 1030, the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. This legislation allows the use of low-THC cannabis, popularly known as “Charlotte’s Web,” to treat certain specified medical conditions such as epilepsy and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). This bill legalizes a very specific strain of cannabis to be cultivated…

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Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities

Available amount: $50,000 to $3,000,000. The purpose of this United States Department of Agriculture grant is to acquire, construct, extend, upgrade or otherwise improve energy generation, transmission or distribution facilities serving eligible communities. Nonprofit and for profit organizations, government agencies, and Indian Tribes and Tribal entities are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is…

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Hellos and Goodbyes

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director We reported in last week’s Manager that our profession lost a true friend, Ken Hammons, city manager of Panama City.  Throughout Ken’s career he was known for his commitment to ethics, his generosity to colleagues and his warm regard for the elected officials he served.   I’m so pleased that we…

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