ICMA Dialogue on Tenet 12 and the Guidelines

The formal review of the ICMA Code of Ethics, launched in 2013 with Tenet 7, continues this year with a focus on Tenet 12. Tenet 12 requires members to: “Seek no favor; believe that personal aggrandizement or profit secured by confidential information or by misuse of public time is dishonest.” Why focus on Tenet 12?…

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Webinar: The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Local Government Employers

Don’t miss the webinar this Thursday, March 27 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The title for this webinar is: “The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Local Government Employers.” The presenter is Attorney Christine Worthen, of Counsel (Broad & Cassel Attorneys at Law). This month’s webinar provides an excellent summary of the Affordable Care Act…

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You Can Make a Difference During Safe Digging Month

Sunshine 811 has developed a marketing toolkit to guide Florida’s efforts to promote Safe Digging Month this spring. Click on the link http://www.sunshine811.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=432:2014-safe-digging-month&catid=67 to access the 2014 Safe Digging Month toolkit and start planning your outreach today. Safe Digging Month begins April 1. Every April, Sunshine 811’s stakeholders join the statewide push to prevent damage…

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April 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. Roshaunda Bradley, District I, Assistant to the Public Works Director, Leon County, Affiliate Member; Calvin, Giordano & Associates, District V, Contact: George Keller, Director…

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Hoggetown Hack

Gainesville’s Innovation Academy Team hosted the city’s first Hoggetowne Hack at the Hippodrome State Theatre on February 22 to promote open government and transparency through the use of its recently launched Open Data Portal. Over 40 local computer science professionals competed in a six-hour app-development challenge, with 14 different ideas pitched to a panel of…

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Supervisor to Leader

In response to popular demand, the Florida Institute of Government is pleased to announce that another series of the From Supervisor to Leader online training program will be held April 1, 2 & 3, 2014. Normally a three-day long program taught in a seminar setting, the Institute has adapted the Supervisor to Leader curriculum to…

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Gainesville 2014 Onsite Training Session

Don’t miss the onsite training session that will be held on March 28, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Ironwood Golf Course Clubhouse, 2100 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville. The topic for this session is “Outsourcing or Consolidating of Services.” The Great Recession is behind us…but the demand for services and the challenges to…

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FCCMA Communications Committee

This is the second article in a series of articles about the FCCMA committees. Be a part of the great work that FCCMA does through its committees by signing up for a committee that interests you. Most committee work is done via conference call. The Communications Committee is responsible for monitoring the website and advising the staff…

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Fiscal Transparency: A Local Government’s Solution

By T.J.Pletzke An excerpt from the Florida State Attorney Generals website states:… “Government must be accountable to the people. The Florida Constitution, which sets forth our rights as citizens of this great state, provides that the public has the right to know how government officials spend taxpayer dollars and make the decisions affecting their lives.…

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Association Committees: the Lifeblood of the Organization

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director We have recently sent out notices for FCCMA committee sign-ups. You might have skipped over it, or figured you don’t have time to serve.  For professional associations, committees are the lifeblood, and as the old saying goes: you truly get out of the association whatever you put into it.  Each…

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In Memoriam of Ellen Posivach

With sadness, FCCMA must advise that Ellen Posivach, former city manager of Port Richey and Tarpon Springs passed away this past weekend. A link to her obituary is as follows: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=ellen-s-posivach&pid=170104161&fhid=2358 Following her receiving a MPA at Old Dominion University in 1978, Ellen embarked on a very successful city management career as follows: Assistant to…

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How Come I Didn’t Know This When I was a City Manager?

Continue the tradition by joining us for this year’s Career Development Luncheon. This event is back by popular demand and will showcase Mike Abels, Instructor at the University of Central Florida, who has ‘earned his stripes’ in the profession. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear about his career as a city manager while networking…

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