FCCMA Past President Ken Hammons Passes Away

FCCMA Past President Ken Hammons passed away yesterday surrounded by his family. Ken served as FCCMA President in Program Year 2004-2005.

Funeral Arrangements will be announced at a later date by Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Go to www.newsherald.com for further details.

2014 FCCMA Dinner at the ICMA Conference

FCCMA will hold its annual dinner at the ICMA Annual Conference in Charlotte at Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub, 201 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 on Monday, September 15.  Dinner is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Dinner will include salad, choice of four entrées and a choice of two desserts. Soda, tea and water are included in…


Resolutions for ICMA’s 100th Anniversary

Has your city or county issued a resolution recognizing ICMA’s 100th anniversary and the contributions of the professional local government managers with your community? Once your resolution has been signed, send a copy to mfrisby@icma.org so that ICMA can include it as a sample for other local governments. The FCCMA Board of Directors issued a…


Changes to the ICMA Credentialing Program

Reprinted from Leadership Matters, ICMA Member Edition, June 24, 2014, Volume 95, Issue 25. In June 2012 and in concert with the 10-year anniversary of the Voluntary Credentialing Program, ICMA initiated a conversation about the future of the program with credentialed managers and candidates and those not yet eligible. The purpose of the discussion with…


Michael Cernech, City Manager, Tamarac

Michael Cernech is an At-Large Director on the FCCMA Board of Directors. How long have you been a FCCMA member? I’ve been an FCCMA member since moving to Florida from Texas in 2001. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? I joined ICMA in 1994, this will be my 20th year in…


July 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. James P. Kelly, District IV, Village Manager, Village of North Palm Beach, Full Member; and John T. Young, District VII, Affiliate Member.

EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee

Mayor Bob Dixson, Chair of EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) has extended an invitation to the FCCMA members to attend the LGAC’s Protecting America’s Waters Workgroup’s meeting. The meeting will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building, located at 77 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA on July 10, 2014 from 9:00…


Florida Business Watch at FCCMA Conference

FBW conducted a session for businesses that work with local government and awarded the first Essential Piece Award to Lakeland City Manager Doug Thomas during an FBW reception.

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FLC Tech Tuesday – Using Apps to Engage Citizens

The Florida League of Cities will be hosting the fifth  “Tech Tuesday” webinar on Tuesday, July 8 at 11:00 am. Join Lily Liu, Founder of Public Stuff, as she presents how cities can better engage citizens through technology. Civic engagement no longer means long lines at government offices, city hall meetings, and bureaucratic procedures. Thanks…


Congratulations to the FLC Home Rule Heroes

Each year, the Florida League of Cities (FLC) recognizes local government officials who consistently respond to the League’s request to reach out to members of the Legislature and help give a local perspective to an issue. The League presents these individuals with the Home Town Hero Award. This year the FLC recognized Lee Feldman, Fort…


FCCMA Membership Directory

After much discussion at the FCCMA Board of Directors’ August meeting, the Board decided that FCCMA will not print a membership directory this program year. The Board felt that every year when the directory is sent to the membership it is already out of date. FCCMA offers an online directory which can be found at: …


CPBB 2014 “New Wave” of Local Government Annual Conference

The Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB)  2014 “New Wave” of Local Government Annual Conference will be held in Denver, CO August 5-7 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.  CPBB is offering a 10% discount registration rate for FCCMA members! The CPBB conferences are much, much more than a showcase of leading concepts of fiscal health and…