To Be (a Credentialed Manager) or Not to Be…

by Lynn Tipton, Executive Director I have had a couple of emails and phone calls this month about Florida’s status nationally with the ICMA Credentialed Manager program and what we use as a nickname: “credentialing.”  The April 1 deadline is looming (no April Fools’ day jokes,  I know!) for this quarter’s review period, and you…

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ICMA University Workshop at the FCCMA Annual Conference

Leaders today are immersed in moments of disruptive change. We have entered a “New Order of Things”.  Leaders and the organizations they lead are constantly placed in difficult, awkward and conflict-laden situations.  What are the leadership fundamentals that we need to work on to thrive in “The New Order of Things”? This session will explore in depth…

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February Onsite Training Sessions

Two onsite training sessions will be held in February. The first training will be held February 27 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Auburndale. The topic is “Water Resources for the Future.” The second training will be held February 28 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in Palm Springs. The topic is “Get Ready,…

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FCCMA Academic Scholarships

FCCMA is offering two scholarships to students toward their education in the public administration field.  The B. Harold Farmer Scholarship and the Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship are $2,500 scholarships awarded to students pursuing a public administration or related degree at a Florida-based university. The students must be enrolled in the program during the summer or…

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George Brown, New District IV Board Member

Upon the resignation of Rich Reade, District IV Director, the decision was made to accelerate the election process to fill the seat rather than have a board appointment to fill the seat. District IV was scheduled to elect a new director to the office in May. George Brown, Boca Raton Deputy City Manager, was elected…

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“Being a Public Voice amidst a World of Change”

Local Government finds itself in the midst of change at every turn. Managers find themselves in a struggle to express a public voice in the community that needs to hear from an honest broker about what is in the community’s best interest. How can public managers provide a public voice that can be heard and…

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FCCMA Scholarships

FCCMA is offering scholarships to students toward their education and/or their professional development. FCCMA is offering two academic scholarships and one conference scholarship. The B. Harold Farmer Scholarship and the Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship are $2,500 scholarships awarded to students pursuing a public administration or related degree at a Florida-based university. The students must be…

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2014 Legislative Session

The FCCMA Legislative Committee adopted the Florida League of Cities’ (FLC) and the Florida Association of Counties’ (FAC) priorities and policy statements for 2014. Tune into the FLC and FAC legislative webinars. The Florida League of Cities’ webinar will be held on February 20 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Here is the link to…

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In Memoriam of Rod Kendig

Rod Kendig, former FCCMA member and past president, passed away on Friday, January 31 after a two-year battle with cancer. He joined the Association in 1978 while serving as Escambia County Administrator. He served as county administrator for 16 years until 1985. In 1985 after serving sixteen years as county administrator, he served the City…

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Congratulations to Randy Reid!

Randy Reid has been chosen by the Control Growth Now as its citizen of the year. The group will honor Randy at its 25th anniversary annual meeting and luncheon on March 15 in Sarasota. The public is welcome to attend. The event will begin at 11:30 am in the upstairs meeting room at Marina Jack’s…

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FCCMA 2014 Annual Conference

You don’t want to miss the FCCMA 2014 Annual Conference. Below are two of the sessions that will be held at the conference. Khalid Resheidat, P.E., Assistant City Manager, New Smyrna Beach will speak about the “Successful Use of Citizen Task Force.” The New Smyrna Beach Task Force is a program that brings citizens together…

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Water Resources for the Future

Don’t miss this onsite training session that will be held February 27, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Auburndale Community Center on 405 Bennett Street. This FCCMA training session will be an abbreviated summit that will provide a forum for discussion and sharing of information on regional water issues. City, County, and…

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