Only Two More 2013 Onsite Training Sessions

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…

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Awards at the ICMA 2013 Conference

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…

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Paul Sharon – Florida Range Rider

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…

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ICMA Board Votes to Retain Tenet 7 and Update Guidelines

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…

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Amanda Millirons, Assistant Public Works Director, Palm Bay

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?…

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ICMA 2013 Conference

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…

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Judith Zimomra, Sanibel City Manager, Honored by Alma Mater

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…

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FCCMA Board Member Named 2014 Citizen of the Year

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.

ICMA 2014 Conference

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…

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Alternative Delivery of Utility Services & Financing Webinar

Local governments are constantly evaluating service delivery at every level. With the great recession of the 21st century, there is an expectation that city and county managers will ensure constant review of best practices in all departments with the goal of “improving what doesn’t appear broke”. Historically, enterprise fund operations have received less scrutiny due…

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Jim McCroskey, City Manager, Holly Hill

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 3 years Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? 10 years Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. Masters in City Planning and BS in Urban Geography What got you interested in public service? A scholarship to University of Mississippi What is your current…

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