Showcase Your Community through ICMA Video

By Kelly Shoemaker, Deputy County Administrator, Charlotte County Government Charlotte County had a unique opportunity this year through ICMA. We were called upon to “Showcase Our Community” through a video that was professionally produced to be viewed at ICMA’s Annual Conference. We specifically titled our video as a bounce back-story. Our preparation for the success story video…


Bridging the Gap and It Takes 4 to Tango

By Sally Sherman, Deputy County Administrator Flagler County, District II Director On October 31st, Flagler County held its District II training. The sections on Bridging the Gap and It Takes 4 to Tango were very beneficial and filled with practical tips using a very interactive approach.  The training was attended by 105 local government professionals. …


“Financial Forecasting Post Recession: Critical Revenue and Fund Balance Considerations for Local Governments”

The Florida City and County Management Association will hold an onsite training session on December 5, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Osceola Heritage Park, UF/FAS Osceola County Extension Services, Conference Room #162, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane in Kissimmee. This session is entitled: “Financial Forecasting Post Recession: Critical Revenue and Fund Balance…


Ethics: Today’s Challenges for Local Government Officials

FCCMA will hold an onsite training session in Palm Beach Gardens on February 27, 2015 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. This session is entitled “Ethics: Today’s Challenges for Local Government Officials.” It will be held at the Palm Beach Gardens EEOC Training Facility, 10500 N. Military Trail. FCCMA is pleased to have ICMA’s Director…


FCCMA Webinar: “Action Planning for Managing Local Government Projects”

A webinar will be held on Thursday, December 4 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The topic discussed will be “Action Planning for Managing Local Government Projects.” Local governments in Florida routinely adopt plans to redevelop areas, fulfill grant requirements, complete yearly capital projects and manage other large and small scale initiatives to serve their…


Request for Assistance – Debris Monitoring Contracts

Town of Redington Shores is looking for information from any coastal towns in Florida who have a Debris Monitoring Contract (FEMA technical and debris monitoring specialists) who are willing to share their information.

Please respond to Mary Palmer, Town Clerk, 727-397-5538 or   Any help is appreciated.

Public Management Matters

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director Most members are familiar with the “Public Management Matters” campaign FCCMA undertook in 2013.  Similar to ICMA’s “Life, Well Run” we are focusing on the important difference professional management makes within Florida’s cities and counties.  President Jill Silverboard appointed a task force, chaired by Jim Hanson that is working on…


3rd Annual Fall Research Symposium

Prior to the League’s Legislative Conference, the FLC Center for Municipal Research and Innovation invites you to participate in the free 3rd Annual Fall Research Symposium Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport Hotel   8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.…


FCCMA Fall Symposium in Lakeland

FCCMA will hold its fall symposium in Lakeland on November 20. The theme this year is “Stay in the Game: Developing Your Roster into an All-Star Team.” It will be held from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. The cost is $75 for members/non-members and $25 for students, which includes lunch. Click here  to register and for more information.

Onsite Training Session on Technology

There will be two opportunities to attend the Onsite Training Session, “Technology for Florida’s Local Governments: Who, What, Why, How and When?” The first session will be held on November 14, 2014 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Jaco Pastorius Community Center, 1098 NE 40th Court in Oakland Park. The second training will…