November 2014 New Members

The following membership application has been received. If no current member comes forth with a reason why this applicant should not be approved as a member, he will be invoiced for dues. Adeniyi Aderibigbe, District I, Masters of Public Administration, Nova Southeastern University, Student Member; Adrienne Burke, District II, Director, Community Development, City of Fernandina Beach,…


2014 FCCMA Fall Symposium in Lake City

Planning to attend the FCCMA Symposium in Lake City? This is your last chance to register. Due to low registration numbers if FCCMA does not receive any more registrations before Friday, this Symposium may be canceled. Stay in the Game: Developing Your Roster into an All-Star Team is the focus of the 2014 Symposium. The…


Got Ethics?

As an example of good governance beginning October 1, all FCCMA members will be required to complete four hours of ethics training to maintain his/her membership with FCCMA. All members except Corporate (business) members are required to complete the training. If you are a FCCMA life member and are not working in the field as…


In Memoriam of Alan Thelen

Alan Thelen, a former manager of Lake County passed away October 1. He served as manager of in several cities and counties including Titusville from 1967-1969 and manager of Lake County from 1989-1991. He was a FCCMA member while Lake County manager.

2014 Florida Benchmarking Consortium Conference

There is still time to register for the Florida Benchmarking Consortium Conference which will be held October 16 and 17 at the Marion County Extension Auditorium. The cost is $125 for members, $175 for non-members and $50 for students. The theme for this year’s conference is “Measuring for Success.”  This will be a great opportunity…


Flagler County 2014 Onsite Training Session

An onsite training session will be held October 31, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Flagler County Emergency Services, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building #3 in Bunnell. The cost is $49 which includes lunch. There are two sessions titled: It Takes 4 to Tango and Bridging the Gap. Candy Whirley, an international…


FCCMA Webinar: Local Government Strategic Planning

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ICMA Practice Area 13: Strategic Planning There are scores of ways to prepare for and implement successful strategic planning processes in local government. This FCCMA webinar focuses on the experience of three practitioners who have been involved in these processes in different local governments in Florida.…


2014 Florida Rural Economic Development Summit

The 2014 Florida Rural Economic Development Summit will be held November 5-7, 2014 at The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine. For a full conference brochure/agenda, Click Here or to register online, Click Here.

The hotel room rate is $115 per night. Call (904) 940-8582 for reservations. The cut-off date is October 13, 2014.

Virtual Summit for State and Local Government Innovators

Join 1,000+ state/local innovators at‘s free Virtual State and Local Summit on October 22 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EST. Earn up to six continuing professional education (CPE) credits in computer science. Hear the latest trends in technology and what’s next for state and local government. Learn real-world case studies of organizations that…


Right Thing for the Right Reasons

It was great to see so many Floridians at the ICMA 100th anniversary conference in Charlotte!  Throughout the conference, I noticed how many workshops and/or discussions centered around the Code of Ethics, which certainly sets ICMA apart from other professional associations.  I know that you are now aware of the Florida requirement, approved by your…


Congratulations to John Stunson on his Retirement

On September 24th at the Oakland Park City Commission Meeting, At-Large Board Member Mike Cernech presented John Stunson a resolution thanking him for his service to the Association. John retired September 26. Below is the resolution that was presented to him: A RESOLUTION HONORING JOHN STUNSON FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE FLORIDA CITY AND COUNTY…



Remember the days as a young student when you were looking for a mentor to show you how local government “REALLY” works.  Here is your chance to give back! The premier leadership fraternity at the University of Florida, Florida Blue Key and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service are organizing and sponsoring the Local…