ICMA Student Chapters Make a Difference

By Mike Grebosz, Assistant City Manager, DeLand, FL Being a part of the FCCMA Student Council Subcommittee since 2011 and helping get the UCF Student Chapter off the ground, I have seen the positive impact ICMA Student Chapters have had on students, local governments and the profession. Within the City of DeLand, we have hired…

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January 2017 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. Austin Blake, District III, Management Analyst, City of Kissimmee, Affiliate Member; Tasha Epps, District I, Masters of Public Administration, Penn State, Student Member; Tracy Gogichaishvili, District…

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December 2016 Message from the Executive Director

For only the third time in the state’s history, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) will meet in 2017 to review the framework that is the foundation of Florida’s government. The CRC’s review of Florida’s Constitution could impact every aspect of our daily lives- education, health care, natural resources, economic development, crime, taxes and how our…

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Jobs in Transition for Managers in Transition (JIT for MIT)

FCCMA developed the JIT for MIT program last year to facilitate a quicker process to find jobs for the FCCMA MITs. Eligibility for this program will be FCCMA/ICMA registered MITs in Florida. Please contact Craig Hunter if you are interested and we will try to match you with a Lifesaver or Business Partner. JIT for…

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Ethics Connections Program

The Center for Applied Ethics at Palm Beach State College will hold a three-part ethical empowerment certificate program for navigating the “New Normal” with values, ethics and integrity. Ethical Excellence Seminar will be held Friday, January 20, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Experience this highly interactive session that provides the tools, skills and strategies…

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Call for Ideas for the 2017 ICMA Annual Conference

ICMA has opened its Call for Ideas for the 2017 Annual Conference in San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas, October 22-25, 2017. ICMA members are invited to suggest ideas for sessions that relate to one or more of the theme and career tracks developed by the 2017 Conference Planning Committee. The tracks are: THEME TRACKS Contemporary Law…

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Norton Bonaparte, City Manager, Sanford

How long have you been a FCCMA member? Since 2011 Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, starting in 1977 Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a   Master of Public Administration from Cornell University’s Graduate School…

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City of Sanford Citizens Academy

By Lisa Holder, Communications Officer, City of Sanford Local government is government closest to the people, it’s where the “rubber meets the road.” This local turf, called the public sector, is accessible and thrives on citizen engagement.  Couple that with the opportunity to educate the citizenry and you have a magical formula that equals the…

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December 2016 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. Brenda Fettrow, District III, City Manager, City of Rockledge, Full Member; William Kauffman, District VII, Assistant City Manager, City of Ocala, Full Member; and…

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Promoting Professional Management

The following was a letter to the editor of the Daytona Beach News from Howard D. Tipton. Dr. Hart Long of Daytona Beach recently passed away. He was one of those outstanding citizens who could be described in a number of ways–I would say “Always there, always working for good government.” He left a special…

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