2017 ICMA Annual Conference

The 2017 ICMA Annual Conference will be heldOctober 22-25, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. The preliminary program will be provided in the July issue of PM magazine. Dozens of concurrent educational sessions in 6 theme tracks and 4 career tracks developed by the 2017 Conference Planning Committee: Contemporary Local Law Enforcement Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social…

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Amy Davis, Finance Director, City of Treasure Island

  How long have you been an FCCMA member? Since 2007 Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, since 2006 Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. Bachelor of Science in Economics, Ashland University, Ohio Masters of Public Administration, University of Central Florida What got you interested in public service? I…

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Overhauling the City of Treasure Island’s Parking System

By Amy Davis, Finance Director, City of Treasure Island The City of Treasure Island is a barrier island within Pinellas County on the west coast of Florida. The current population is 6,800 that nearly doubles during the tourist season. Treasure Island was mostly developed in the 1950’s and has been a popular tourist destination, but…

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ICMA Student Chapter at Florida Atlantic University

At its monthly meeting on Friday, February 17, 2017, the Palm Beach County City Management Association (PBCCMA) donated $1000 to the newly established ICMA Student Chapter at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. The Student Chapter of ICMA at FAU is a new organization.  It’s first President is Maylee De Jesus, a current…

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February 2017 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. Cathy DeKarz, District VII, Management Analyst, Town of Belleair, Affiliate Member; Bob Francis, Executive Director, Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, Affiliate Member; Charity Good, District V,…

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January 2017 Message from the Executive Director

The 2017 Florida Legislative Session begins Tuesday, March 7th; however, the legislature has already fired up the train and is moving full steam ahead with proposed legislation.  It seems like they get started earlier and earlier each year.  They were in town last week and are already hearing bills in committee.  While the first few…

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Grants: A 360 Degree Perspective

Join the Florida League of Cities University on February 24, 2017 in Tallahassee for a full day of learning from the different perspectives of grant professionals. The registration deadline is February 14. This workshop is free to FLC member cities. Online registration is required by the deadline to guarantee a seat and a lunch. We…

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Your Path to Government Efficiency Starts Here

Streamline – Your Path to Government Efficiency Starts Here is a book authored by ICMA member Richard Baron.  Richard is the Process & Project Coordinator for Coconino County in Arizona.  He wrote the book to teach Lean Government in simple language. The book is a business novel and follows the struggles of Sam McConnell, a…

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Call for Nominations is Open for the 2017 ICMA Local Government Excellence Awards

Celebrate the profession by nominating a colleague or your community for a 2017 Local Government Excellence Award Each year, ICMA recognizes outstanding contributions to the local government management profession through the Local Government Excellence Awards Program. This is an opportunity for both local government professionals and local governments to receive recognition. Awards are presented to individuals…

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