In Memory of Dick Simmons

Richard “Dick” Simmons, past president and range rider emeritus, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Many members will recall Dick’s cowboy hat, which he always wore to conferences and meetings as a Range Rider. Dick joined FCCMA in 1951 and was an active member until the day he died. Dick started his public service career…

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Last Onsite Training Session for this Program Year

This last session will provide an Economic Review of Florida and its Southeast Region, including trends (employment, population, economic recovery and the housing markets); review of the various industries impacting our economy; and impact of the growth of the Latin American/Caribbean markets.  We will discuss innovative methods to leverage capital – both debt and equity…

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FCCMA District Games at Annual Conference

Are you ready for a night of fun and excitement? Get your competitive juices flowing and support your district in our FCCMA District Games. The eight districts will compete in events of skill, smarts, and song. This year’s festivities will include “Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader,” Karaoke, Corn Hole, Putt-Putt, “Majority Rules”, and…

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Pinellas Park Onsite Training Session

The onsite training session that was to be held on Friday in Pinellas Park has been cancelled due to lack of registrations.

FCCMA would like to thank Norton Bonaparte for his willingness to share his story at two previous trainings.

March New Members

The following membership application has been received.  If no current member comes forth with a reason why this applicant should not be approved as a member, he/she will be invoiced for dues. Bolton Parners, Inc., District IV, Contact: Jeffrey DeLisle, Senior Consultant, Corporate Member.

Coupons at FCCMA Annual Conference

This year, FCCMA has teamed up with Orlando Convention Aid to help you make the most of your time in Orlando. Available discounts include restaurants, golf, attractions, nightlife, shopping and much more. Each listing offers detailed information and discount coupons that can be printed. They can also make your dinner reservation, book your group dinner…

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Florida Benchmarking Consortium’s Annual Spring Conference

The Florida Benchmarking Consortium’s Annual Spring Conference will be held April 25-26, 2013 at the City of Winter Park Community Center. The theme for this year’s conference is “Engaging Internal and External Customers Through Metrics.” This conference will take a look at creating buy-in for internal customers and soliciting advocates for your programs and services…

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Report from the ICMA SE Vice President

Lee Feldman, City Manager of Fort Lauderdale and ICMA SE Regional Vice President reported at the February Board Meeting that ICMA is pushing volunteerism and asking the state associations to get their members more engaged in things rather than being passive members.   The next generation is very critical to ICMA.  ICMA is hoping that Florida…

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Lease Assumption Offer

The Village of Golf has a TOO large (size and volume) postal machine that we cannot trade out.  We are 1/3 of the way into our lease and our Pitney Bowes’ rep said they would be willing to allow the lease to go to another jurisdiction and have them take it over.  It is in…

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Friday Night at Conference

Come to the Friday Night Social at the Annual Conference and see what the conference planning committee has put together for this year’s event. Last year, the districts competed in Jeopardy and Bruce Haddock won for District 7. This year the districts will compete in several different games for points. The district that wins the…

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