FCCMA 2014 Fall Symposiums

FCCMA will hold two symposiums this fall, one in Lake City on October 24 and the other one in Lakeland on November 20. The theme this year is “Stay in the Game: Developing Your Roster into an All-Star Team.” They will both be held from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. The cost is $75 for…


ICMA Service Award Recipients

At its recent conference in Charlotte, ICMA recognized the following FCCMA members for their dedication to public service and professional management at the local level. 45 Years Terrance E. Stewart 40 Years Frank T. DiGiovanni James DiPietro Bruce T. Haddock George A. Long A. William Moss Jim R. Myers James O’Connor Michael I. Quinn Roger…


ICMA Certificates in Performance Management

The ICMA Center for Performance Analytics recognizes the following communities for their commitment to the principles of performance management and effective communication of their performance data with local residents and peer communities. Depending on the level of recognition (Excellence being the highest), criteria include incorporation of data gathering and verification, public reporting, benchmarking and networking,…


FCCMA Dues Statements and FCCMA Directory

The FCCMA dues statements will be mailed to members on October 1 for the FY 2015. When paying your dues, please sign the statement stating that you agree to abide by and will be governed by the Association’s charter, Bylaws and ICMA Code of Ethics. This year you can go to the FCCMA website at…


ICMA Academic Award in Memory of Stephen B. Sweeney

This award is presented to an academic leader or academic institution that has made a significant contribution to the formal education of students pursuing careers in local government. The award was established in the name of the longtime director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government. John L. Daly, Director of the School…


Refreshing the Range Rider Program in its 40th Year

By Bob O’Neill, ICMA Executive Director In April 2013, I appointed a Range Rider 2014 Advisory Committee to celebrate 40 years of the Range Rider Program and to enhance its value to ICMA members and to state associations in the second century of ICMA.  The Range Rider Program, now in 22 states, has been a…


So, you want to start an ICMA student chapter. What’s the deal?

By Rob Carty, ICMA, Director of Career Services and Next Generation Initiatives and Randy Reid, ICMA, Southeast Regional Director As part of our Next Generation initiatives, ICMA began a student chapter program in 2010 to introduce more students to local government and the management profession and familiarize them with ICMA members, resources, and the Code…


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…


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…


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…


FCCMA Strategic Plan 2015-2018

The FCCMA Strategic Planning Task Force is developing the 2015-2018 strategic plan. The Task Force needs your help!

Please go to the following link and answer this question: http://flcities.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e9X5wf0d07aGu7H

Your responses are needed by this Friday, September 5.

Thank you for your time.

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…