Flood Insurance and Your Community

The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) will be offering a new course for county commissioners, staff and others for Spring 2014.  Course Title Protecting Your Community from Natural Disasters: A Guide to Flood Insurance & Flood Mitigation Programs In 2012, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Florida Insurance Reform Act.  Key provisions of the legislation require the…

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ICMA Manager Evaluations Handbook

ICMA offers a complimentary handbook to highlight the value of a formal manager evaluation process and to assist local elected officials in the design of an effective evaluation tool. Local Government managers and administrators are encouraged to reference and review the handbook with an eye toward working with their elected bodies to develop formal, mutually-agreed…

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Funding Opportunity: Transportation investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant Program

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Applicants must submit final applications through Grants.gov by April 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The Grants.gov “Apply”…

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FCCMA 2014 Annual Conference

Don’t miss the Florida City and County Management Association’s annual conference at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando. The theme of this year’s conference is Building Trust and Confidence in Local Government. Kirk Lippold, Commanding Officer of the USS Cole from 1999 to 2001, believes that real leaders aren’t just the people at the top; they…

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North Miami Beach Onsite Training Session

Don’t miss the onsite training session that will be held in North Miami Beach on March 14 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Marjory and William McDonald Center, 17051 NE 19th Avenue. The session will review trends in technology and help participants consider steps to “stay ahead of the curve.”   How do we…

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MARCH 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. Jason Bowles, District V, Senior Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale, Student Member; Evelyn Calderon, District VI, Master’s of Public Administration, Florida Gulf Coast University,…

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Onsite Training Sessions

Register now for an onsite training session. There are two trainings in February and one in March. The first training will be held February 27 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Auburndale. The topic is “Water Resources for the Future.” The second training will be held February 28 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm…

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From the Chambers to the Cloud: Connecting Citizens and Local Government

The Florida Local Government Coalition has formed a partnership with the Lou Frey Institute that will focus on civic engagement through technology. Over the coming months, the Coalition’s goal is to harness the talent of higher education and private entrepreneurs to support all of Florida’s local governments as we face the challenges of learning about,…

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Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship

The Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship is an academic scholarship is in honor and memory of Raymond C. Sittig, long-time executive director of the Florida League of Cities and champion of Home Rule powers. Ray came to Florida to become a city manager but instead of working for one city he was a champion for all…

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Florida Local Government Coalition Steering Committee Update

Uniform Chart of Accounts Update: FGFOA shared that the CFO’s office recently published a Uniform Chart of Accounts that was required by 2011 legislation. In order for it to be implemented, it would have to be picked up by the legislature. There is no known interest in moving it forward, at this time, however Coalition…

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Gettysburg Leadership Institute

The Gettysburg Leadership Institute is a three-day program (April 23-25, 2014) designed for senior managers to study the leadership lessons of Gettysburg. The program will convene 30 senior local government managers to study the leadership lessons of Gettysburg and join in an exploration of personal leadership, organizational effectiveness, disaster management and the lessons of history.…

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To Be (a Credentialed Manager) or Not to Be…

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director I have had a couple of emails and phone calls this month about Florida’s status nationally with the ICMA Credentialed Manager program and what we use as a nickname: “credentialing.”  The April 1 deadline is looming (no April Fools’ day jokes,  I know!) for this quarter’s review period, and you…

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