Congratulations JP Murphy, Assistant Town Manager, Town of Belleair

Congratulations to JP who has been accepted in the Leadership ICMA Class of 2015. Leadership ICMA is a competitive, intensive two-year ICMA University program designed to cultivate key competencies needed for successful leadership at all levels of local government management. Participants not yet eligible for credentialing join a class of select individuals to complete a…

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“Awash in Options: Models for Organizing and Financing Stormwater Services”

Please join FCCMA for a free informative webinar on November 21 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Eastern, exploring the various ways that governments are funding stormwater operations and capital improvements. Find out what innovative approaches governments around the State of Florida are employing to address aging infrastructures and mandates from state agencies regarding water…

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November 2013 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. Alan Bullock, District VI, Director of Administrative Services, City of Venice, Full Member; Sarah Capps, District VII, Master’s of Public Administration, University of South Florida, Student…

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Last Onsite Training Session for 2013

The last onsite training session for 2013 will be held in Flagler County on November 1 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. The topic is: “The Sanford Experience in Responding to the Martin/Zimmerman Case.” Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte will provide details of the city’s challenges through the eyes of the person most responsible for…

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November 2013 Webinar

The next webinar will be held on November 21. The title of the webinar is “Awash in Options: Models for Organizing and Financing Stormwater Services.”

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FCCMA Honor to Ed Mitchell

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…

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Stories and Story-telling: Your Help is Needed!

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…

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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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