Senior Advisor Program Changes

By Kurt Bressner, ICMA-CM, Senior Advisor Coordinator Over the past 12 months there have been substantial changes to the Florida Senior Advisor Program. First, we are no longer called Range Riders, a name associated with the program for nearly 40 years. The national program at ICMA changed the name in 2014. Senior Advisors are retired city…

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Reminder for the Big Data/Open Data Survey

If you have not yet taken the big data/open data survey, there is still time. The response rate was low and in order to be able to make any broad inferences from the responses, FCCMA needs your help. This survey was sent to all FCCMA managers, deputies and assistants on March 23. Given the international…

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Free Consultations at the FCCMA 2015 Annual Conference

Resume Review: Colin Baenziger, Baenziger and Associates; and The Mercer Group professional recruiters, will meet one-on-one with attendees.  They will review your resume and offer helpful ways you may improve it based on what councils are requiring in this day and time.  Thursday appointment hours will be 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Friday appointment hours…

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Bond Basics 101 Webinar on May 7, 2015

A webinar will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The topic discussed will be “Bond Basics 101.” As communities consider funding for capital projects (buildings, roads, and other infrastructure), decisions need to be made on how best to fund these projects. Some are better financed with a “pay…

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Practice Areas for the FCCMA 2015 Annual Conference

Are you a credentialed manager or candidate and need to keep track of your professional development hours? This conference will address most ICMA Practice Groups. Below is a list of the sessions at the annual conference and the ICMA Practice Area covered at each session. This list is provided prior to the conference so that…

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April 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. Robert G. Adolphe, District IV, Deputy County Administrator, St. Lucie County, Full Member; Albert P. Childress, District V, Assistant City Manager, City of Doral, Full Member; Michael…

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FREE Economic Development and Community Redevelopment Workshops

The following dates are for a free economic development and community redevelopment agency workshops held by the Florida League of Cities University.     Tallahassee April 7 Economic Development Tools for Cities Lake Mary April 10 CRAs:  Basics and Beyond Sarasota April 24 CRAs: Basics and Beyond Davie May 13 Economic Development Tools for Cities…

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“Lessons in Leadership” Carey Lohrenz

Carey Lohrenz will be the keynote speaker at the Opening General Session at the FCCMA Annual Conference. The Navy’s first female Tomcat F-14 fighter pilot will share the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2, and can help your team win in business. This keynote will challenge, inform, and inspire your…

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Public Sector Digest

The Public Sector Digest is extending the following offer to FCCMA members. The publication will publish a special issue featuring city managers across the United States in the coming weeks, which includes Lee Feldman, City Manager, Fort Lauderdale, FCCMA past president. BECOME A MEMBER TODAY Exclusive 10% discount to Florida cities and counties PUBLIC SECTOR DIGEST…

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Resume Reviews at the FCCMA 2015 Annual Conference

Are you curious to know if your resume has what it takes to get an interview?  Colin Baenziger, Baenziger and Associates and The Mercer Group professional recruiters, have offered their time at conference to meet one-on-one with attendees, by appointment.  They will review your resume and offer helpful ways you may improve it based on…

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March 2015 Innovation Edge

by Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Peter Kageyama is an Alliance Senior Fellow and author of Love Where You Live. In his article this month, he states, “Activate is an interesting word. It is not the same as “start”, “launch” or even “begin”. All of the latter words imply a more…

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FLC University Summit Course Offerings

The Florida League of Cities University is proud to announce FREE new Summit Course offerings in your area that address: Tools for Economic Development in Florida Cities and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Basics and Beyond Visit http://www.floridaleagueofcities.com/News.aspx?CNID=9537 to see the dates and locations, coming to a city near you this spring and early summer! For further information, please…

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