Application Process for the State Infrastructure Bank

If you are interested in applying for a loan from the FDOT State Infrastructure Bank, a Letter of Interest is now required to be submitted by prospective loan applicants to ensure projects meet eligibility, financial, and production criteria. The Letter of Interest is available on the SIB Website:  http://www.dot.state.fl.us/officeofcomptroller/PFO/sib.shtm Upon review of an acceptable Letter…

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March 2015 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. Jay Boodheshwar, District IV, Deputy Town Manager, Town of Palm Beach, Full Member; Dave Harner, District VI, Assistant County Manager, Lee County, Full Member; Kevin…

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March 2015 Onsite Training Sessions

There will be three onsite training sessions held in March. The first session will meet the FCCMA four hours of required ethics training and will be held at the Florida League of Cities Building, 1st Floor in Sittig Hall, 301 S. Bronough Street in Tallahassee on March 13 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This session…

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FCCMA 2015 Winter Institute

by Tenny Croley, City Manager, City of Frostproof What an awesome conference!  Hats off to the FCCMA host committee for an outstanding job in planning the 2015 FCCMA Winter Institute, and of course to the FCCMA staff for all their hard work.  From the welcome by ABC News to the closing presentation by Ian Hill,…

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Transforming Local Government 2015 Annual Conference

TLG 2015: The Gathering Place for Local Government Innovators The 2015 Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG) will move our gaze forward to the coming trends and realities of what lies ahead, exploring what organizations should be doing now to prepare for Our Community 2025. How do we prepare to provide services in the coming years?…

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Why We Need the Florida Local Government Coalition

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director It was great seeing so many of you last week at the Winter Institute!  Thank you for attending and supporting this annual event!  Since we worked with the Florida Local Government Coalition (we call it the Coalition for short) to develop this year’s theme and format, I was asked why…

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FCCMA 2015 Scholarship Program

Each year FCCMA offers scholarships to students toward their education and/or their professional development, two academic scholarships and one conference scholarship. The academic scholarships are $2,500 scholarships in memory of B. Harold Farmer and Raymond C. Sittig awarded to students pursuing a public administration or related degree at a Florida-based university. The students must be…

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February Innovation Edge

by Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation In Chesterfield County, Virginia, strategic planning and budgeting have been dating for a very long time. At times they seemed right on the brink of tying the knot. People wondered, what are they waiting for; they aren’t getting any younger, you know? Tired of waiting…

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FCCMA Legislative Committee Meets with House and Senate Staff Directors

The FCCMA Legislative Committee met with House and Senate staff directors and policy analysts on January 29.  Close to 20 different legislative staff talked with committee members about city and county issues and discussed background information on fiscal, environmental, economic, regulatory and other subjects. Attending were Terry Atchley, Michael Beedie, Lee Garner, Dorothy Inman-Johnson,  Andy…

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In Memoriam of Claire Halter

FCCMA wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to Sam Halter, whose wife Claire passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A memorial service will be held at Canterbury Tower, 3501 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa on Sunday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m. Visit the family’s online guest book at www.blountcurrymacdill.com. Sam Halter is the former chief administrative…

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FCCMA 2015 Awards

Each year at the FCCMA Annual Conference, FCCMA recognizes outstanding individuals who have fostered representative democracy, who have made a significant contribution to the development of new talent or an assistant who has made significant contributions toward excellence in leadership while serving as an assistant or department head. These awards are: Award for Career Excellence,…

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