Congratulations Rex Taylor on your Retirement!

FCCMA congratulates Rex Taylor, South Palm Beach Town Manager, on his retirement at the end of December. George Brown, FCCMA District IV Director, Boca Raton Deputy City Manager, presented Rex with a resolution honoring him for his service to FCCMA. The resolution was presented to Rex at his last council meeting on December 15. The…

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Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion

By Alan Cohen This article was written by Alan Cohen for his employees last year at the “holiday season.” Diversity is one of President Silverboard’s goals. She believes that we can create a better framework for valuing and understanding the differences among individuals in our cities and counties. Her goal is to create a professional…

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“Got Ethics?” Webinar

A webinar will be held on Thursday, January 8 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The topic discussed will be “Got Ethics?” FCCMA’s “Got Ethics” campaign includes an important focus on ensuring members understand and follow the ICMA Code of Ethics. However, in Florida, the term ethics has a much broader meaning to public officials,…

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2015 Elections

Canvassing has begun in order to fill positions on the Board of Directors.  Letters were sent to eligible full members on December 9. There is one at-large director position 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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Linkedin Appeal

The FCCMA would like to remind members of one of the resources they have at hand—the FCCMA’s LinkedIn page. Members are encouraged to use the page as a sounding board for group discussions, a forum to share great examples of professional management in action within your cities and counties, as well as a resource for…

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Stay in the Game: Developing Your Roster into an All-Star Team

By Ken Fields, City Manager, City of Lake Wales On November 20th the City of Lakeland hosted an FCCMA Symposium on “Stay in the Game: Developing Your Roster into an All-Star Team”. After an introduction by Jim Barnes, Assistant City Manager of Wellington, a presentation was done by Lisa Gruenloh of Purpose Journey, Inc. on…

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Upcoming ICMA Events & Deadlines

If you are interested in attending or applying for any of the following ICMA activities, below are the deadlines for application and registration. Regional Summit and Emerging Professionals Leadership Institute (EPLI) Registration Opens this Month! But you can reserve your accommodations now. The EPLI, formerly known as the Young Professionals Leadership Institute, precedes each regional…

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Call for Ideas for the 2015 ICMA Annual Conference

Have ideas for the 205 ICMA Conference? ICMA has opened its call for ideas for the 2015 Annual Conference in Seattle/King County, September 27-30.  Ideas from members are invited that address the six (6) Theme tracks and the four (4) Career tracks of the conference. The tracks include: THEME TRACKS Equity and Empowerment in Public…

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Year-end Musings

As ever, I’m awed by how swiftly twelve months have passed!  Because it was an election year, my cynicism surfaced earlier than usual and I’ve spent my ‘musing hour’ pondering Florida’s next two years with a re-elected governor and new House and Senate leadership. We hear it will be ‘the’ year for water to be…

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Message from ICMA President

Good day, Warmest of greetings from the northeast corner of the United States.  As we enter the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to write for two reasons. First, I want thank you for all the wonderful things you do for the communities you serve and our profession.  Serving as a municipal/county leader…

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Congratulations to Richard Lemack

Richard Lemack has been chosen the by the American City and County magazine as its 2014 Municipal Leader of the Year. Mr. Lemack has been the Davie Town Administrator since 2011 and an FCCMA member since 2013. FCCMA congratulates him for a job well done.