Pre-Conference Sessions at Annual Conference

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 you will have a choice of two pre-conference sessions to attend. The first choice is the ever popular “So You Want to be a City/County Manager?” This year’s theme is “Taking the Next Step.” Several FCCMA members will share stories about personal values, the next step, career change, professional development,…

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Sessions at the FCCMA Annual Conference

Don’t miss the FCCMA Annual Conference which will be held May 28-31, 2014 at the Orlando Hilton. The Conference Planning Committee has been working hard to put together a great lineup of sessions from which to choose. Case studies were submitted in mid-August and the Committee has chosen several that fit the theme. Fort Lauderdale…

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Free Roundtable: Building Customer Service into Local Government

The need for customer service in local government goes beyond the customer service contact center. This session will cover how local governments can establish processes and procedures that enable them to be more customer-friendly. Bring your questions to help determine what works best for your community. This free roundtable is presented by the Association for…

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Sports Park in Rockledge Named after Jim McKnight’s Family

The City of Rockledge recently honored Jim McKnight’s (Rockledge City Manager) family by unveiling the McKnight Family Sports Complex. This recreation complex includes a baseball field, softball fields, a football field, a 1.2 mile nine-station jogging/exercise trail, 12 lighted tennis courts, two racquetball courts, soccer fields, playground and picnic pavilion. Jim McKnight’s father, Mac was…

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First Onsite Training Session for 2014

FCCMA is pleased to announce that ICMA’s Director of Ethics and Advocacy, Martha Perego, has agreed to facilitate a discussion on today’s application of the ICMA Code of Ethics. Much has been debated about how best to apply certain ethical provisions to a manager’s daily life. Martha Perego is the noted expert on this topic…

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SAVE THE DATE: FCCMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, MAY 28-31, 2014

THEME: Building Trust and Confidence in Local Government The FCCMA Annual Conference will be held May 28-31, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando. The keynote speakers have been confirmed. Commander Kirk Lippold, who was the commander of U.S.S. Cole, will open the conference on Thursday, May 29. The Honorable Bob Graham and the Honorable Lou Frey…

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Congratulations JP Murphy, Assistant Town Manager, Town of Belleair

Congratulations to JP who has been accepted in the Leadership ICMA Class of 2015. Leadership ICMA is a competitive, intensive two-year ICMA University program designed to cultivate key competencies needed for successful leadership at all levels of local government management. Participants not yet eligible for credentialing join a class of select individuals to complete a…

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“Awash in Options: Models for Organizing and Financing Stormwater Services”

Please join FCCMA for a free informative webinar on November 21 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Eastern, exploring the various ways that governments are funding stormwater operations and capital improvements. Find out what innovative approaches governments around the State of Florida are employing to address aging infrastructures and mandates from state agencies regarding water…

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November 2013 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. Alan Bullock, District VI, Director of Administrative Services, City of Venice, Full Member; Sarah Capps, District VII, Master’s of Public Administration, University of South Florida, Student…

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Last Onsite Training Session for 2013

The last onsite training session for 2013 will be held in Flagler County on November 1 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. The topic is: “The Sanford Experience in Responding to the Martin/Zimmerman Case.” Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte will provide details of the city’s challenges through the eyes of the person most responsible for…

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November 2013 Webinar

The next webinar will be held on November 21. The title of the webinar is “Awash in Options: Models for Organizing and Financing Stormwater Services.”

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FCCMA Honor to Ed Mitchell

The following speech was given at the West Palm Beach City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Picture: left to right: Ray Liggins, Royal Palm Beach Village Manager, Rich Reade, Palm Springs Village Manager, Ed Mitchell, Peter Elwell, Palm Beach Town Manager and Richard Radcliffe, Palm Beach County League of Cities Executive Director. Good…

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