By Bob O’Neill, ICMA Executive Director In April 2013, I appointed a Range Rider 2014 Advisory Committee to celebrate 40 years of the Range Rider Program and to enhance its value to ICMA members and to state associations in the second century of ICMA. The Range Rider Program, now in 22 states, has been a…Details
By Rob Carty, ICMA, Director of Career Services and Next Generation Initiatives and Randy Reid, ICMA, Southeast Regional Director As part of our Next Generation initiatives, ICMA began a student chapter program in 2010 to introduce more students to local government and the management profession and familiarize them with ICMA members, resources, and the Code…Details
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ICMA Practice Area 5: Performance Measurement/Management and Quality Assurance There are numerous methods that local governments use to measure service level performance; some methods are more formal than others based on their human resources and community expectations. This FCCMA training session will feature experienced managers who work…Details
The Story of Nathan Benderson Park By Tracy Miller, Strategic Management Adviser, Sarasota County The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. The development of Nathan Benderson Park as a world-class rowing venue is a story of opportunity that inspired Sarasota County’s vision to tie a large-scale, mixed-use development…Details
by Lynn Tipton Four years ago, the Florida Local Government Coalition was ‘born’ out of a great idea to bring all of the local government professional associations together. Carl Harness, then-president, knew that there were many plusses to joining these associations, and their members, into something that could bring focus and energy to the respective…Details
The FCCMA Strategic Planning Task Force is developing the 2015-2018 strategic plan. The Task Force needs your help!
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For the second year, the Florida Local Government Coalition will promote its “Local Works” campaign as a way to help Floridians understand, appreciate and support local government and the services and value these governments bring to millions of lives each day. Click here to learn more. To support the “Local Works Day” initiatives, the coalition…Details
FCCMA will hold two onsite training sessions in October. The first training session will be held at the Florida State Hospital Arsenal in Chattahoochee on October 10 from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. Danette Scudder, Members Services Manager from the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association will speak about “Connecting with Employees from Different Generations.” The…Details
By Andy Johnson, Flagler County Special Projects Coordinator Do citizens in your community, as a whole, understand the functions and mechanisms of your local government? They should – but I think most of us would agree that they don’t, at least not to the extent needed to promote positive public discourse on important community topics.…Details
The FCCMA was asked to supply a “public servant with a heart” story by the Florida Local Government Coalition; they asked each member association to submit one heartwarming example. Fred Murry, assistant city manager of Gainesville, was selected. Here is his pdf story: Public Servant with a Story. A video vignette about Fred’s public service will…Details
Greetings! As a member of the Southeast Advisory Board for ELGL (Emerging Local Government Leaders) and a member of ICMA I am pleased to announce that ELGL and ICMA have partnered together to host a beer tasting social networking event at the ICMA conference free to all ELGL and members attending the conference. More information is below:…Details
by Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Not Your Average Police Chief Recruitment Video How embracing innovation and risk-taking paid off big for Hillsboro, Oregon by City of Hillsboro, OR It started with an idea to do something different – something you wouldn’t expect – in order to cut through the clutter,…Details