March 2017 Message from the Executive Director

We’re almost to the halfway point of session and I have the bruises to show for it.  If this was a football game, my elbows would be skinned up, helmet scarred, and I’d need a new jersey at halftime because my name and number had been ripped off.I don’t know what it is, but this…

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Professional Management Matters

By: Katherine Dunn Did you know that Professional Management Matters (PMM) was the Florida City/County Management Associations’ response to ICMA’s Life, Well Run campaign for the state of Florida? FCCMA’s goal is to highlight the benefits of the council manager form of government and to explore real life examples of how the collaboration between professional…

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In Memoriam of FCCMA Member Robert Adolphe

Robert Adolphe, Deputy County Administrator of St. Lucie County, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. He has been a member since June 2015. “He was a good guy and a good public servant,” said County Administrator Howard Tipton.

Adolphe is survived by his wife Betsy and their four children.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

 

March 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. Raleigh Barnes, District VII, Masters of Public Administration, University of South Florida, Student Member; Elizabeth Cardenas, District VII, Special Projects Manager, Hillsborough County, Affiliate Member; Peter…

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February 2017 Message from the Executive Director

The FCCMA Nominating Committee met last Friday to interview candidates for Secretary-Treasurer and At-Large Director.  Nine candidates, two for Secretary-Treasurer and seven for two At-Large positions, were interviewed throughout the day.  I was blown away by the quality of the candidates interviewed and know that FCCMA will be in good hands in the future.  Here…

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Experience Global Impact. Host a YSEALI Fellow this Spring!

ICMA is calling on local governments to host Young Southeast Asia Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows, a program funded by the U.S. Department of State, April 29 – May 27. The program brings participants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam to the U.S. for a four-week fellowship. The…

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Florida Association of Counties: 2017 Ethics, Public Records and Sunshine Laws Workshop

During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Florida legislature passed new ethics legislation requiring Commissioners and other Constitutional Officers take four hours of Ethics programming each calendar year.  This workshop is open to Commissioners, County Staff and all other Constitutional Officers.  Participants who complete this workshop in its entirety will receive 6 core credits toward the CCC…

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FLC University Summit Series: Safe Cities, Safe Florida

“Your City at Risk: Be Prepared” Crestview – March 3 • Altamonte Springs – March 24 • St. Pete Beach – March 31 DESCRIPTION: Accidents. Disasters. Response. Every hour of every day, Florida’s municipalities deliver a wide variety of services smoothly and efficiently. However, we know from media reports that all too often, accidents and disasters do occur .…

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