Big Data/Open Data Survey: Coming Soon!

All FCCMA managers, deputies and assistants will soon receive an important survey.  It was approved by the FCCMA board of directors and the results will be shared with us, and with members of the Florida Local Government Coalition.  We have partnered with the University of South Florida, School of Public Administration for the survey.  Given…


LinkedIn Reviews at the FCCMA 2015 Annual Conference

Renee Lewis, Director Client Services, Career Partners International, Florida Caribbean, along with Jim Taylor, will provide one-on-one reviews of members’ LinkedIn profiles from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29.

If you are interested in signing up for a review, please contact Lynn Lovallo at (850) 701-3635 or

Sharing Expertise – A Partnership Opportunity

by Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director When I think back to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I’m so heartened by the many FCCMA members who volunteered to go and help…not just New Orleans, but also the small towns in Alabama and Mississippi.  You brought back amazing stories and helped us realize that our disaster recovery…


ICMA Code of Ethics Tenet 12

by Ken Parker, ICMA State Liaison On March 2, ICMA members received an email related to the proposed changes to ICMA Code of Ethics Tenet 12.  For the past year, the ICMA Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC) has been reviewing Tenet 12.  Members were asked their opinion on Tenet 12 in face to face discussions…


“Learning from Others’ Mistakes”

Accomplish your four-hours’ required ethics training in one workshop! On Wednesday, May 27 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, a free pre-conference interactive session has been developed that will fulfill the ethics requirement.  This session has been divided into segments that will address a review of the Code of Ethics, a true-to-life presentation on how managers (and…


In Memoriam of Jane Marie Strickland

Jane Marie Strickland passed away on February 21, 2015. She was the wife of FCCMA member Eugene Strickland. He is the former city manager of Lakeland. Family will receive friends during a visitation starting at 10:00 today, Wednesday, at the First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Drive in Lakeland. A memorial service will be…


Tools that Work for Economic Development

The Florida League of Cities University will hold a summit series on economic development. Effective economic development requires leadership. Policy decisions, implementation strategy and economic reality ideally come together to achieve a community’s economic development goals. This program provides real-world guidance on the fundamentals and tools of realistic economic development. Elected officials can use them…


Application Process for the State Infrastructure Bank

If you are interested in applying for a loan from the FDOT State Infrastructure Bank, a Letter of Interest is now required to be submitted by prospective loan applicants to ensure projects meet eligibility, financial, and production criteria. The Letter of Interest is available on the SIB Website: Upon review of an acceptable Letter…


March 2015 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. Jay Boodheshwar, District IV, Deputy Town Manager, Town of Palm Beach, Full Member; Dave Harner, District VI, Assistant County Manager, Lee County, Full Member; Kevin…