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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September 2014 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. Terri Lea Hugie, District V, Senior Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale, Student Member; Peter Joseph Koodrin, District V, Masters of Public Administration, Florida…

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FCCMA Webinar – How to Diversify Your Work Place

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…

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Free FLC Research Symposium – New Workshop Topics

Building a Bridge from the Classroom to City Hall: Academic Research Brought to Life for the Public Administration Practitioner Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Westin Diplomat | Hollywood Updated Workshop Topics NEW – The Risks and Rewards of City Management: How Municipal Conditions Impact City Manager Employment Contracts Research…

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Message from the FCCMA President

As stated within my goals for the current year, embracing diversity within our organizations is important for purposes of building communities and professional talent for the future.  One significant consideration for diversity, in my opinion, is that we embrace opportunities to foster women within our profession.  I say that not only because I am one,…

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