“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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B. Harold Farmer Scholarship

Are you a student who will be enrolled during the summer or fall of 2014 and pursuing a public administration or related degree at a Florida-based university? Then you may be eligible to receive the B. Harold Farmer Scholarship (BHF). The BHF is a $2,500 academic scholarship which will be awarded to a recipient who…

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January/February PM Magazine

Are you an ICMA member? Have you read your January/February issue of PM Magazine? Two FCCMA members had articles published in the January/February issue. Vince Long, Leon County Administrator, published an article entitled “Turning the Local Government Ship Starboard: Six Keys to Activating Organizational Change.” Steven Spina, Visiting Instructor for the Department of Public Administration…

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February 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. Ad-Vance Talent Solutions, District VI, Contact: Brian Sunseri, Owner/President, Corporate Member; Daniel P. Clark , PE, District IV, Town Administrator, Town of Lake Clarke Shores,…

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