January 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. Christine J. Brady, District VI, Director, Human Resources/Public Resources, Lee County, Affiliate Member; Betsy Clayton, District VI, Communications Director, Lee County, Affiliate Member; Doug Meurer, District VI,…

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So You Want to be a City or County Manager: The Path to Success Webinar

Each year, FCCMA holds a full-day “So You Want to Be Session” as part of their annual conference. This webinar is a condensed version of this very beneficial program with a focus on how young professionals and students can prepare themselves to progress in the local government profession. Two relatively young professionals in Florida (both…

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Canvassing for Nominations for the FCCMA Board of Directors

Canvassing has begun in order to fill positions on the Board of Directors.  Letters were sent to eligible full members on November 22. There are two at-large director positions and the secretary/treasurer position opening in May.   All nominations must be self-nominations.  To nominate oneself, a letter expressing interest should be sent to the Nominating Committee,…

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ICMA 2014 Annual Conference

ICMA has opened its call for ideas for the 2014 Annual Conference in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, September 14-17. Ideas are invited that address the six Theme tracks and the fours Career tracks of the conference. The tracks include: Theme Tracks Collaborative Service Delivery From Vinegar to Honey: Civility Today ICMA 100th Anniversary Local Government Infrastructure Management…

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Public Records Management Course

The Florida Institute of Government is pleaed to provide a two-day course, Public Records Management program. This workshop will be facilitated by Steve M. Lewis with over 35 years of experience managing records in Florida. The four modules address new technologies and management systems in the field of records manaement. This course will be held…

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Using Data to Build a Better Utility

Please join FBC/FWEA for a joint workshop on “Using Data to Build a Better Utility.” This workshop will provide a look into the corporate world of building a culture of customer service and performance excellence, along with presentations related to the FBC Annual Report and data collection, to member best practices and lessons learned. A…

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Scott Andrews, Recreation Supervisor, Temple Terrace

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 3 years Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? 3 years Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. B.S. in Business Management, Master’s degree in Public Administration, and nearing completion of Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership. What got you interested in public service? There is…

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December 2013 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. Laurette Jean, District V, Principal Management & Budget Analyst, Broward County, Affiliate Member; and Lawrence “Larry” Williams, District II, City Manager, City of Bunnell,…

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In Memoriam of Jacqueline Burns

Jacqueline (Jackie) Burns, Indian Harbour Beach City Manager, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. She is survived by her sister, four children, five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her companion Fred “Chief” Fernez. She began her work in Indian Harbour Beach in 1977 as secretary to City Manager Richard Edgeton. She joined FCCMA…

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Project Management: Basics and Best Practices for Everyone

The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government will hold a Project Management Webinar on December 13, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. The cost is $69 per person. For detailed registration and payment information, go to: http://iog.fsu.edu/events/project_mgmt.html?utm_source=Campaign+Created+2013%2F11%2F04%2C+7%3A52+PM&utm_campaign=Proj+Man+Webinar&utm_medium=email. This webinar will walk you through the basic steps of project management: Setting a project goal Creating…

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Managing Change

by Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director I’ve always loved this saying: there are problems you manage and problems you solve; the trick is to know the difference.  I’m not attributing it to a famous person. There might be an author to acknowledge, I don’t know, but the saying is very true.  The example I usually…

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