Webinar on the ADA Requirement to Provide Curb Ramps

Federal Highway Administration’s staff from the Offices of Chief Counsel, Infrastructure, and Civil Rights will be delivering an external webinar on August 20, 2013 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET to clarify the technical assistance and answer questions regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements to provide curb ramps. For more information regarding…

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Ryan Leavengood, District VIII Director

Ryan Leavengood, Lake Alfred City Manager, has been appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as the District VIII Director to finish the unexpired term previously held by Andy Stewart.  Mr. Stewart moved out of the district to assume a new position. Ryan received the B. Harold Farmer Scholarship in 2007 and then joined…

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Kassandra Blissett, Assistant City Manager, DeBary

How long have you been a FCCMA member? Since 2002 Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes—- 1998 Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. BAS Supervision and Management What got you interested in public service? Directly out of high school, while attending community college, I was hired as an emergency…

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The Empty Key Ring Syndrome

Like some of us, I have faced a difficult time following a forced separation as city manager. I distinctly recall the morning after my forced resignation looking at my key ring.  There was a house key and a car key, that’s it: a symbol of lost authority and prestige.  Members in Transition (MITs) are facing…

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Micah Maxwell, Town Manager, Belleair

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 9 years. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, 9 years. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I received my BA in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1999 and went on to receive my MPA from the University of…

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August 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. Michele L. Baker, District VII, County Administrator, Pasco County, Full Member; Adam Benigni, District VI, Senior Planner, City of Naples, Affiliate Member; Gregory Fabiano, District…

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Innovative Technologies Symposium

The Florida League of Cities Center for Municipal Research and Innovation is hosting the Innovative Technologies Symposium on Wednesday, August 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This free half-day symposium will feature national experts on municipal government technologies from around the country including a keynote lunch speaker from…

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2013 Florida Ethics Conference

Want to know your responsibilities under Florida’s new ethics legislation?

Don’t miss the
2013 Florida Ethics Conference

and Attorney General’s Sunshine Summit

October 2 – 4, 2013
Orlando, FL

For more details, go to the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government website at www.iog.fsu.edu.

Beth Anne Knight, District III Director

How long have you been a FCCMA member?  5 years Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long?  No Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Walden University, Summa cum Laude Master of Business Administration from University of Central Florida What got you interested in public…

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Deadlines and Daydreams

On one of our office bulletin boards is a post card that states:  “I LOVE deadlines!  I love the WHOOSING noise that is made as they go flying by!”  At this deadline-crazy time of year, I think of this post card often.  Other times of the year I may laugh about it; but now I…

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Faye W. Outlaw, At-Large Director

How long have you been a FCCMA member? I joined FCCMA in 2008 and just received my five year pin. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, since 2008. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Bethune-Cookman College; now University and a…

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In Memoriam of Duncan Ballantyne

Former member Duncan Ballantyne has passed away after a lengthy illness. Duncan joined FCCMA in 2006 shortly after becoming the Martin County Administrator and was a member until he left for a position in North Carolina. Duncan was an active member and will be remembered for his compassion and passion for the profession. He is…

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