B. Harold Farmer Scholarship

Are you a student who will be enrolled during the summer or fall of 2014 and pursuing a public administration or related degree at a Florida-based university? Then you may be eligible to receive the B. Harold Farmer Scholarship (BHF). The BHF is a $2,500 academic scholarship which will be awarded to a recipient who…

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January/February PM Magazine

Are you an ICMA member? Have you read your January/February issue of PM Magazine? Two FCCMA members had articles published in the January/February issue. Vince Long, Leon County Administrator, published an article entitled “Turning the Local Government Ship Starboard: Six Keys to Activating Organizational Change.” Steven Spina, Visiting Instructor for the Department of Public Administration…

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February 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. Ad-Vance Talent Solutions, District VI, Contact: Brian Sunseri, Owner/President, Corporate Member; Daniel P. Clark , PE, District IV, Town Administrator, Town of Lake Clarke Shores,…

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Emerging Leaders Conference Scholarship

Are you a public administration student or an entry-level city or county management professional? Are you interested in attending the FCCMA Annual Conference? Then this scholarship may be for you. The FCCMA Annual Conference Emerging Leaders Scholarship is designed to allow public administration students and entry-level city and county management professionals interested in continuing their…

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New Year’s Musings

by Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director As a young professional, some years ago, one of the things I looked forward to each December was getting the calendar ready for the new year.  I had the day-at-a-glance style on the two-pronged stand; not glamorous, but functional.  Over time I switched to the day planner and carried…

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Jill Scroggs Silverboard – Thinker of the Month

Jill Silverboard was feastured as the January “Thinker of the Month” on January 2 at Thinkspot: http://thinkspot.co. Jill Scroggs Silverboard thinks local governments can innovate and she’s leading by example. Serving as assistant city manager in Clearwater, Florida, Jill has oversight of the city’s primary operations departments, including public utilities, solid waste, planning & development,…

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Osceola Onsite Training Session

Register today for the Florida City and County Management Association’s Osceola County Onsite Training Session which will be held January 24, 2014 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Eastern at Osceola Board of County Commission Chambers, 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 4700 in Kissimmee. The title of the training is: “Service Outsourcing and Consolidation Initiatives: Lessons…

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FCCMA Awards

Each year at the FCCMA Annual Conference, FCCMA recognizes an outstanding individual who has fostered representative democracy, who has made a significant contribution to the development of new talent and 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…

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FCCMA Annual Conference

Registration will open soon for the FCCMA Annual Conference. The conference announcement will be emailed the first week of February. The conference will be held May 28-31, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando. The theme is: “Building Trust and Confidence in Local Government.” The keynote speakers include: Commander Kirk Lippold, who was the commander of the…

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January 2014 Onsite Training Sessions

There are two onsite training sessions scheduled to be held in January. The first session will be held January 10, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alternate Keene Road, Suite 1, Largo, Florida. In this session, ICMA’s Director of Ethics and Advocacy, Martha Perego, has agreed to facilitate…

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