FCCMA Webinar: Back to the Basics of Performance Measures

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…

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From Fishing Pond to World-Class Rowing Venue

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…

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Local Works Day – Why We Celebrate

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…

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Florida Local Government Coalition Local Works Day – October 3

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…

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FCCMA October 2014 Onsite Training Sessions

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…

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The Importance of Civic Education and Engagement in our Communities

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.…

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How is your City or County Celebrating Local Works Day on October 3, 2014?

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…

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ICMA Conference Activity for Non-Managers

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:…

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Innovation Edge

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,…

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Congratulations to Howard D. Tipton

On August 15th, Howard D. “Tip” Tipton was awarded the inaugural Raymond C. Sittig Distinguished Public Service Award from the Florida League of Cities at its annual conference.  This award was named in honor of Raymond “Ray” C. Sittig, executive director emeritus for the League, where he served from 1959 until his death in 2012. …

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Florida Local Government Coalition “Local Works Day” – October 3

The Florida City and County Management Association is a member of the Florida Local Government Coalition, which exists to connect local government associations across the state. For the second year, the coalition will promote its “Local Works” campaign as a way to help Florida citizens understand, appreciate and support local government and the services and value…

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