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
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. …Details
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…Details
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. Terri Lea Hugie, District V, Senior Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale, Student Member; Peter Joseph Koodrin, District V, Masters of Public Administration, Florida…Details
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ICMA Practice Area 9: Diversity Florida’s population is continuing to become more and more diverse in terms of age, race, religion, gender, and numerous other celebrated differences. Local governments, in an effort to ensure their work force represents this changing population, are taking pro-active steps to…Details