Constitutions and Your Citizens: How Cities Make the Connection

Learn How to Engage Citizens at our Fall Workshops – Constitutions and Your Citizens: How Cities Make the Connection Have you ever tried to explain a legislative preemption to your neighbor? Or describe the impact of property tax exemptions to residents at your church, synagogue or temple? Or break down a constitutional amendment for a…

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Honest Services Act

The John Scott Dailey Institute of Government at Florida State University is offering a webinar on the Honest Services Act. This webinar will be held August 28th at 10:00 a.m. for $75. Ethics training is good, but it is not enough! In this one-hour webinar, leading county attorney Herb Thiele explains the Honest Services Act and…

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Getting Involved in Legislative Advocacy

I was recently asked, “John, why did you get involved in legislative advocacy?” My background in public service, prior to becoming a city manager, was in economic development, community redevelopment, brownfields redevelopment and planning.  While I generally understood the legislative process and the difference between Dillon’s Rule and Home Rule, I didn’t become more involved…

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July 2018 President’s Message

Greetings FCCMA members and let me wish all of you a great and hurricane free summer! Much is going on with FCCMA, our committees are in action, doing the business of our organization. Your Board of Directors is also busy, developing the training schedule for your districts preparing for our long slate of yearly activities…

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Cooperating with USF

By Steve Spina, City Manager, Zephyrhills Internships, mentoring programs and classroom projects provide valuable learning experiences for students participating in them, but bring real and substantial benefits to the local governments investing in them and working with these students. The City of Zephyrhills has partnered with the University of South Florida Master of Administration (MPA)…

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ICMA Women Leading Government Florida

Join your colleagues on August 17 at the Le Meridien in Tampa, Florida for a day-long professional development workshop on advancing women in the local government profession. The session will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET. The speakers are: Joyce E. Bono – Joyce Bono is the W. A. McGriff III Professor…

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Investing in Interns

By Gina Peebles, Assistant County Manager, Alachua County Does your local government invest in interns?  According to Forbes (Dec. 6, 2011), there are five reasons you should: New perspective on organizational issues Ease of use with technology It’s a trial period that could lead to something more Help with projects or tasks that you’re struggling…

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Growth Management Workshop in Alachua County

On Friday, August 17, there will be a planning administration best practices series. Session 1 will be held from 8:30 a.m. – noon or session 2 will be held from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.. The cost is $75 per session or $125 for both sessions and includes lunch. On Saturday, August 18, there will…

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July 2018 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. Reese Goad, District I, Interim City Manager, City of Tallahassee, Full Member; Sane Haidara, District VII, Master of Public Administration, University of South Florida,…

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FCCMA 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors

The Florida City and County Management Association thanks the following sponsors and exhibitors. SIGNATURE Public Risk Insurance Agency DIAMOND Benecon Florida Municipal Insurance Trust Florida PACE Funding Government Services Group, Inc. ICMA Retirement Corporation Inframark Johnson Controls, Inc. Magellan Advisors, LLC Management Partners National Water Main Cleaning Company Real Estate Asset Disposition Corp. SeeClickFix VC3…

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2017 – 2018 Newly-Credentialed Managers

Congratulations to the ICMA Newly-Credentialed Managers! Rafael Casals, Town Manager, Cutler Bay Charles Chapman, County Administrator, Hendry County Robbie Chartier, County Administrator, Okeechobee County Joseph Helfenberger, Saint Cloud Ramiro Inguanzo, Assistant Village Manager, Bal Harbour Juan Jimenez, Assistant Town Manager, Bay Harbor Islands Brad Johnson, Deputy City Manager, Lakeland Douglas Lewis, City Manager, Pinellas Park

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