Upcoming Trainings

Records Management: Online Training Series held by the Florida Institute of Government will be held on the following dates from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. September 24 – The Basics of Records Management, October 1 – Disaster Preparedness and Vital Records, and October 8 – Electronic Records Management. For more information, contact the Florida Institute of Government at (850) 487-1870…

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Social Media: Policy & Legal Consideration Webinar

FCCMA kicks off this season’s webinar series with a very informative program on the policy and legal issues that Florida’s local governments have been wrangling with on the use of social media. When is it an effective tool and when is it a disaster? What case law is being developed to guide you and what…

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FCCMA Hospitality at ICMA Conference in Boston

Are you attending the ICMA conference in Boston?  Have you signed up for the dinner on Monday night at the Union Oyster House?  We have a large group coming together for the dinner, and we would love to have you join us.  Go to: http://fccma.org/2013/06/fccma-dinner-at-the-icma-annual-conference/ to register. As a cost-saving measure, FCCMA chose not to…

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FCCMA Program Year 2013-2014 Training Calendar

The FCCMA Professional Development Committee in conjunction with the Center for Florida Local Government Excellence has developed the 2013-2014 training calendar for the webinars and onsite training sessions. The webinars will be held on the third Thursday from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Eastern Time. The webinars will be held each month except December. Topics…

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Florida Local Government Coalition “Local Works Day” – September 6

The Florida Local Government Coalition was developed to advocate for local governments by educating residents and sharing resources among its members. Recently, the coalition launched a public awareness campaign to help Floridians understand, appreciate and support local governments and the services and values these governments bring to millions of lives each day. This public awareness…

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FCCMA 2013 Symposium

Is there a better way to do something? Is the alternative just “change for the sake of change or will it really improve efficiency, effectiveness and service delivery? These are some of the questions that will be answered at the FCCMA 2013 Symposium. The 2013 Symposium will be held on November 14, 2013 from 8:30…

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ICMA Code of Ethics Tenet 7

If you are an ICMA member, ICMA would like your comments on a proposal regarding Tenet 7 of the ICMA Code of Ethics. Earlier this year, the ICMA Committee on Professional Conduct launched a structured review of the ICMA Code of Ethics beginning with Tenet 7.  They received a wealth of feedback from members collected…

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FCCMA President Swears in New Board Member

District VIII Director Ryan Leavengood was sworn in at the August 2013 Board Meeting. Ryan was appointed by the FCCMA Board to complete the term of Andy Stewart. Andy moved to a new position in another district and had to resign. Elections for 2014 will be held by the even-numbered districts this winter. Mr. Leavengood…

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September 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. Thomas Jones Carlisle, District I, B.S. in Political Science, University of North Georgia, Student Member; and Lee Smith, District I, Master’s of Public Administration,…

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Cheryl Atkins, MPA, Grants Coordinator, Deltona

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 10/2012-present. (I had a student membership during my Master’s program). Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, since 2011. (I had a student membership during my Master’s program). Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I have a Masters of Public Administration (2006)…

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