FCCMA Committees

Do you want to become more involved and be part of the decision-making? Then sign up today and be a part of a FCCMA committee. The committee descriptions and sign-up forms are located on the website. Go to: http://fccma.org/member-committees/ for a list of the Program Year 2013/2014 committees. To view the committee tasks and to…

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A Salute to the Center

The Center for Florida Local Government Excellence will present A Salute to the Center, hosted by FCCMA, at the Annual Conference on May 22 from 7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Hilton Orlando. Come out and support your center by attending the “Poor Man’s Supper.” All money raised will go to support the Center’s…

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Register Today for the Annual Conference

If you are attending the conference and are planning to stay at the conference hotel, you need to register for the conference now. Paid registration is required to receive your housing information. The hotel cut-off date is April 26. The early registration cutoff date is May 6. You can still register onsite but the registration…

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ICMA Scholarship for Women

As part of its ongoing commitment to attracting women into the field of local government management and helping develop those women who already work in the field, ICMA is offering scholarships to women to attend the ICMA 99th Annual Conference. Applications are being accepted through Monday, May 20th.   Full information on ICMA’s conference assistance scholarship program may…

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Executive Director’s Column: Putting the Fun in Fundamentals

I recently met with a local government intern (which school isn’t important, just please know that it isn’t someone seeking a public administration degree) who had several good questions about cities and counties across the U.S. and in Florida.  After the first two questions I’d backed up so many times to explain what I had…

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Redevelopment Academy

The Florida Redevelopment Agency is proud to offer the Redevelopment Academy, a certification program designed to promote a prerequisite level of knowledge and professionalism in the field of redevelopment. Click on the link below for application and registration information. The courses are open to anyone interested in learning more about redevelopment practice in Florida. Depending…

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FCCMA Program Year 2013-2014: Slate of Officers and Directors

To Be Elected at Annual Business Meeting May 24, 2013 Hilton, Orlando President Russ Blackburn, City Manager, Gainesville President-Elect Jill Silverboard, Assistant City Manager, Clearwater Secretary/Treasurer** Michael Pleus, City Manager, DeLand Past President Joyce Shanahan, City Manager, Ormond Beach District I Director Lee Garner, City Manager, Chattahoochee District II Director** Sally Sherman, Deputy County Administrator,…

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Congrautulations to St. Lucie County

FCCMA congratulates St. Lucie County for receiving the Sunny Award. The Sunny Award is given by the Editors of Sunshine Review to honor the most transparent government websites in the nations.  These outstanding websites have scored an “A+” transparency grade on Sunshine Review’s Transparency Checklist. St. Lucie County was one of 247 recipients out of…

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Attention FCCMA Districts I and II

The North Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration is currently accepting nominations for its 2013 Public Service Awards of Excellence. These awards will be given in three categories honoring individuals for their outstanding achievements. The 2013 Public Service Awards of Excellence will be presented to three individuals currently serving in the public or…

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ICMA Practice Areas for Sessions at Conference

Are you a credentialed manager or candidate and need to keep track of your professional development hours? This conference will address most ICMA Practice Groups. Below is a list of the sessions at the annual conference and the ICMA Practice Area covered at each session. This list is provided prior to the conference so that…

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“Mentoring—Mentor/Protégé Roles” Webinar

Mentors are essential in every profession, but even more so in local government. The relationship between mentor and protégé can take on many different forms and can bridge decades. Both the mentor and protégé skill sets are beneficial in professional development, as it takes a special individual to listen attentively and provide constructive advice. This…

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