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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Michael Beedie Receives FLC Home Rule Hero Award

FCCMA member Michael Beedie received a 2013 Home Rule Hero Award from the Florida League of Cities. This award was given to local government officials, elected or nonelected who advanced the League’s legislative agenda and helped protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2013 legislative session. Michael is the city manager of…

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Your Story is Needed!

By Lynn Tipton, Executive Director I’m appealing to our members for two different stories this week – please read: Most of you have been reading the updates to the ICMA Life, Well Run campaign, and I recently had a conference call with the ICMA staff working on it.  I was saddened to hear that few…

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Al Minner, City Manager, Sebastian

Interviewed by: Amanda Millirons, Assistant Public Works Director, Palm Bay How long have you been a FCCMA member? Since 1999 Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, 19 years Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. Master of Public Administration (MPA) Shippensburg University Bachelor of Science (History & Political Science) Frostburg…

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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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