For those of you old enough to remember paper calendars, the first few weeks of a new year brought fresh, crisp pages just waiting to be filled, and blocked, and erased and redone…and if you had one of the daily flip calendars there was a certain satisfaction to the ripping action at the end of…Details
The following membership application has been received. If no current member comes forth with a reason why this applicant should not be approved as a member, she will be invoiced for dues. Maylee De Jesus, District IV, BA in Public Management, Florida Atlantic University, Student Member.
Need your four-hour required ethics training? There are two ethics sessions scheduled. The first session will be held February 27 in Palm Beach Gardens. ICMA’s Director of Ethics Martha Perego will present and facilitate an interactive session on today’s challenges for local government managers. The second session will be held March 13 in Tallahassee. Special…Details
Inventory Project Brings Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Savings and Data-Driven Decision-Making to the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Peele-Dixie Water Treatment Plant
By: Samantha M. Timko, Strategic Initiatives Administrator and Nafia Khan, Senior Management Fellow The City of Fort Lauderdale’s City Manager’s Office Division of Structural Innovation, created in the fall of 2011, advances strategy management, performance excellence, and process improvement for the City of Fort Lauderdale. Efforts to lead continuous improvement are aimed at improving performance…Details
Please note the following FCCMA deadlines: Board Self-Nominations Due January 29, 2015 FCCMA Award Nominations Due February 2, 2015 FCCMA Academic Scholarship Application Due February 16, 2015 FCCMA Emerging Leaders Scholarship Application Due February 16, 2015 If you have any questions regarding these deadlines, please contact Carol Russell at (850) 701-3607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Details
The FCCMA is excited to announce the launch of its Florida Ambassador Program. In 2010, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) launched an initiative focused on raising awareness of the contributions of professional local government managers, to the communities they serve. The full Life, Well Run campaign rolled out the following year, and with that,…Details
Deltona is finally a CRS community!!…. A FEMA Class 9 Community Rating System community, that is……..
by Cheryl S. Atkins, MPA Do you know what CRS is? The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary program for communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The CRS program has three published goals: 1) reduce flood damages to insurable property, 2) strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP, and…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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,…Details
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,…Details
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…Details