July 2015 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation As any homeowner or contractor would tell you, construction codes and regulations can be a complex web of ever-changing rules and policies that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Something that may initially seem like a simple act – pulling a permit for a hot water…

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FCCMA County Managers

Registration is open for the Florida Association of Counties’ 2015-16 Policy Committee Conference. The conference will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Beach Bayfront from August 26-28, 2015. This event brings together the FAC Legislative Policy Committees to examine the Association’s agenda for the next legislative session. You do not have to serve on…

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2015 Exhibitors and Sponsors at the Annual Conference

The Florida City and County Management Association would like to thank the following exhibitors and sponsors for their participation in the 2015 Annual Conference at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. The Association appreciates the many years of support and your part in making it a good experience for all of the members. ABM Building & Energy…

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Thank you for a Great 10 Years

This letter was originally published in the Florida Association of Counties newsletter. Thank you for attending the 2015 FAC Annual Conference and for your support during the last 10 years.  This final conference with FAC is a bittersweet time for me as I say goodbye to what has been an incredible experience as the Executive Director and look toward my…

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FCCMA AT-LARGE DIRECTOR KEN FIELDS

How long have you been a FCCMA member? At least seven years I think. I believe I joined in 2008. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? I get my thirty-year plaque in Seattle this fall. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I have a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from…

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July 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. Nicole Renee Evans, District V, Senior Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale, Student Member; Melanie M. Neumann Kruszona, District VII, Masters of Public Administration, Florida…

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2015 Years of Service to FCCMA Awards

The following people were recognized at the Awards Program at the Annual Conference on Friday, May 29, 2015 for their years of service to the Association. 5 Years Scott Andrews • Terence E. Arrington • Davenport Lawrence • Eric Eddy • Ana Garcia • Burgess Hanson • Wendell Johnson • Beth Knight • Mark A. Kutney • Shannon LaRocque • Gene Rauth • John Schneiger…

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FLC U July 2015 Courses

The FLC University is pleased to present its new Training Center in Orlando! Conveniently located near I-4 and downtown, this space will feature weekly offerings for FLC members and others in local government. Some classes will be for elected officials only; some for staff; and some open to all. Each class has a designation of “staff,”…

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2015 Home Rule Heroes

The following FCCMA members were recently recognized by the Florida League of Cities with 2015 Home Rule Hero Awards. These local government officials earned this prestigious award for their tireless efforts to help protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2015 legislative session. John Szerlag, City Manager, City of Cape Coral Lee…

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Transitions and Traditions

It was wonderful to see so many FCCMA members and guests at the conference in May!  We had one of our largest turnouts since the recession, causing me to have hope that all of you are returning your own educational and professional goals to your budgets.  I also want to thank the membership for giving…

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