Samuel (Sam) Halter – 45-Year FCCMA Member

by Kurt Bressner This year Samuel (Sam) Halter will be receiving his 45 Year Service Award as a member of FCCMA. Sam resides in Tampa with his wife Claire who has been his sweetheart for 51 years.  Sam and Clair have one son who resides in the Atlanta area. I’ve known Sam since the mid-1990’s…

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Financial Planning Appointments at 2014 Annual Conference

It is never too early to plan for retirement. Studies have shown that putting even a little money away when you are young can add up quickly. Representatives from ICMA-RC will once again be on site at conference to offer personal financial review and planning appointments.  Appointments will be scheduled on Thursday, May 29 between…

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2014 Newly Credentialed Managers

FCCMA congratulates its newly credentialed managers since conference last year. At this time last year Florida was behind North Carolina in the number of credentialed managers. This year we have one more credentialed manager than North Carolina and now leads the country in credentialed managers. Please congratulate: Russ Blackburn Kassandra Blissett Marlon Brown Michelle Del…

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FCCMA Professional Development Committee

This is the last article in a series of articles about the FCCMA committees. Be a part of the great work that FCCMA does through its committees by signing up for a committee that interests you. This committee still needs another member. Most committee work is done via conference call. The Professional Development Committee is a…

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FCCMA Ethics Webinar Series, Part 2

This is the second webinar of a two-part webinar series. All FCCMA webinars are free. The May webinar will be held May 15, 2014 from 2:00 pm – 3­­:00 pm. Patricia R. Gleason, Florida General Counsel for Open Government will cover: “Florida Local Government Ethics Part 2: A Discussion on the Florida Sunshine and Public Records…

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Resume Reviews at 2014 Annual Conference

Are you curious to know if your resume has what it takes to get an interview?  Colin Baenziger, Baenziger and Associates; Renee Narlock, Bob Murray and Associates; Jim Mercer, Mercer Group; and Bob Slavin, Slavin and Associates, professional recruiters, have offered their time at conference to meet one-on-one with attendees, by appointment.  They will review…

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May 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. Steve Botelho, District VI, CFMO/Acting Assistant County Administrator, Sarasota County, Full Member; Bonnie Dhonau, District VII, Director of Administration, Indian Shores, Affiliate Member; Joe Griffin,…

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In Memoriam of Eugene Moody

Eugene Moody, former Range Rider of FCCMA, passed away on April 8, 2014 in Vero Beach, FL. Eugene graduated from the University of Michigan in 1949 with a Masters of Public Administration. He served as city manager in Freemont, MI and Bloomington, IL. He was elected President of the Illinois City Managers Association in 1964.…

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FCCMA Members-in-Transition (MIT) Committee

This is the sixth article in a series of articles about the FCCMA committees. Be a part of the great work that FCCMA does through its committees by signing up for a committee that interests you. This committee still needs another member. Most committee work is done via conference call. The FCCMA staff will contact all…

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Finding Solutions at Conference

Learning isn’t limited to sessions. This year’s exhibit hall has been reworked into a smaller Good Idea Center with more new ideas and products than ever before. This year we have a lot of new companies with new ideas and products (35 of them – or 43% of the hall). Time has been set aside on…

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Tangible and Intangible: The Benefits of Networking

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director With just over five weeks until the FCCMA Annual Conference, you might have the registration information email tagged to your “to do” list.  You might be debating whether you can afford to attend (both financially and in terms of your time).  I realize that fiscal constraints are still evidenced across…

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