FCCMA Awards

Each year at the FCCMA Annual Conference, FCCMA recognizes an outstanding individual who has fostered representative democracy, who has made a significant contribution to the development of new talent and an assistant who has made significant contributions toward excellence in leadership while serving as an assistant or department head. These awards are: Award for Career…

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FCCMA Annual Conference

Registration will open soon for the FCCMA Annual Conference. The conference announcement will be emailed the first week of February. The conference will be held May 28-31, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando. The theme is: “Building Trust and Confidence in Local Government.” The keynote speakers include: Commander Kirk Lippold, who was the commander of the…

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January 2014 Onsite Training Sessions

There are two onsite training sessions scheduled to be held in January. The first session will be held January 10, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alternate Keene Road, Suite 1, Largo, Florida. In this session, ICMA’s Director of Ethics and Advocacy, Martha Perego, has agreed to facilitate…

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2014 Elections

This is a reminder that canvassing has begun in order to fill positions on the Board of Directors.  Letters were sent to eligible full members on November 22. There are two at-large director positions and the secretary/treasurer position opening in May.   All nominations must be self-nominations.  To nominate oneself, a letter expressing interest should be…

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10 Points of Change During Transition; or, Can Someone Throw Me a Rope In This Quicksand?

By Michael Roberto Reprinted with permission from the Public Management (PM) magazine, copyrighted and published by ICMA (International City/County Management Association), Washington, D.C. Michael Roberto, FCCMA past president, passed away in August 2006. All managers go through transition in some way. How does the phrase go: Nothing changes like change itself? Whether in our personal…

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Adam Reichbach, Executive Assistant to the City Manager, Margate

How long have you been a FCCMA member? Since 2007 Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes. Since 2009 Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida. I have a Master of Public Administration degree from the University…

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January 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. Christine J. Brady, District VI, Director, Human Resources/Public Resources, Lee County, Affiliate Member; Betsy Clayton, District VI, Communications Director, Lee County, Affiliate Member; Doug Meurer, District VI,…

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So You Want to be a City or County Manager: The Path to Success Webinar

Each year, FCCMA holds a full-day “So You Want to Be Session” as part of their annual conference. This webinar is a condensed version of this very beneficial program with a focus on how young professionals and students can prepare themselves to progress in the local government profession. Two relatively young professionals in Florida (both…

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Canvassing for Nominations for the FCCMA Board of Directors

Canvassing has begun in order to fill positions on the Board of Directors.  Letters were sent to eligible full members on November 22. There are two at-large director positions 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,…

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ICMA 2014 Annual Conference

ICMA has opened its call for ideas for the 2014 Annual Conference in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, September 14-17. Ideas are invited that address the six Theme tracks and the fours Career tracks of the conference. The tracks include: Theme Tracks Collaborative Service Delivery From Vinegar to Honey: Civility Today ICMA 100th Anniversary Local Government Infrastructure Management…

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Public Records Management Course

The Florida Institute of Government is pleaed to provide a two-day course, Public Records Management program. This workshop will be facilitated by Steve M. Lewis with over 35 years of experience managing records in Florida. The four modules address new technologies and management systems in the field of records manaement. This course will be held…

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