The following speech was given at the West Palm Beach City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Picture: left to right: Ray Liggins, Royal Palm Beach Village Manager, Rich Reade, Palm Springs Village Manager, Ed Mitchell, Peter Elwell, Palm Beach Town Manager and Richard Radcliffe, Palm Beach County League of Cities Executive Director. Good…Details
It was great to see so many members and colleagues in Boston for the ICMA Conference – and for those who weren’t there, you were missed! A continuing theme within the profession, and it is a prime part of the “Life, Well Run” initiative, is our story-telling as professional local government managers. I attended several…Details
The ICMA Student Chapter, housed within the University of South Florida’s (USF) School of Public Affairs and the first ICMA Student Chapter established in the State of Florida, is pleased to announce that its Student Chapter has been renamed as the Robert R. Green ICMA Student Chapter at the University of South Florida in honor…Details
An onsite training session will be held at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers on October 24 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The topic is: “The Ethics of Public Administration in the Age of Social Media.” The speaker for this training session is Florida’s Chief Inspector General, Melinda Miguel. This session covers ICMA…Details
At the ICMA 2013 Conference, several FCCMA members were recognized for their years of service to ICMA. 40 years Lester Baird, General Manager, Barron Water Control District Paul Berg, MIT Ken Hammons, City Manager, Panama City Rod Irwin, Assistant City Manager for Economic Development, Clearwater Anne Lyons 35 years Dennis Beach, City Manager, Pompano Beach…Details
If you are a manager, assistant manager or someone new to local government in NE Florida, there is a good chance you had the opportunity to meet and talk with Range Rider Paul Sharon. Paul has been a Range Rider since 2008 following a deployment to Iraq as a Senior Advisor to Iraqi Local Government…Details
Reprinted with permission from ICMA. This article was originally published in ICMA Leadership Matters, October 1, 2013 Issue. This action concludes a 9-month review process that engaged over 2,200 members in a dialogue about the relevancy of political neutrality to the profession. On the eve of ICMA’s 100th anniversary and the 90th anniversary of the…Details
How long have you been a FCCMA member? Since 2009 Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Not currently Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. Master of Public Administration (MPA) Bachelor of Science (Criminal Justice Major, Public Administration Minor) University of Central Florida How did you become interested in public service?…Details
Florida was well represented at the 2013 ICMA Annual Conference in Boston. Several FCCMA members spoke at the various sessions. FCCMA members who participated were: Amy Davis, Manager, Office of Management and Budget, Largo; Howard Tipton, Brevard County Manager; Colin Baenziger, Principal, Colin Baenziger & Associates; Faye Outlaw, St. Lucie County Administrator; Peter Elwell, Palm…Details
Judith Zimomra, Sanibel City Manager, was honored on September 27 as the winner of the 2013 Outstanding Alumnus Award at the John Glenn School of Public Affair’s Alumni & Friends Reception. Judith received her MPA in 1982 from the Ohio State University and has served on the Glenn School’s program committee for its NEW Leadership…Details
Congratulations to Bobby Green, Auburndale City Manager. He received the Auburndale Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Citizen of the Year last Thursday. He almost missed attending the Chamber luncheon because he had plans to attend a city manager’s luncheon.
Bobby serves on the FCCMA Board of Directors as an At-Large Director.
Pam Brangaccio, City Manager of New Smyrna Beach, will be representing FCCMA, on the ICMA 2014 Conference Planning Committee with planning efforts for the ICMA 2014 Conference. Now that you are all back from the 2013 ICMA Conference, see the below email soliciting ideas for the 2014 Conference to be held in Charlotte, NC in…Details