Florida League of Cities’ Legislative Policy Committees

The Florida League of Cities is pleased to announce the start of the League’s legislative policy process for 2013 – 2014. The policy committees develop the Leagues legislative priorities and help League staff understand the real world implications of proposed legislation. In an effort to get more cities involved, the League is requesting that each…

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2013 Years of Service to FCCMA Awards

FCCMA would like to thank the following members for their commitment to the Association. 5 Years Donald R. Cochran Craig M. Coffey Angela S. Crist James R. Dean Michelle delValle Amy W. Elliott Dr. Mary Ann Feldheim Kenneth Fields Maureen Freaney Charles Larry Hilton Kathleen S. Margoles Dolly Miller Faith G. Miller William P. Mitchell Bruce…

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The District Games: Hail to the Winner

As everyone knows, FCCMA members love a good competition. This year’s Friday night social was designed around a competition among the eight districts. The evening began with an icebreaker. The attendees were each given a paper with squares filled with various questions. The competitors needed to find someone who had completed the activity on the…

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Congratulations to the FCCMA 2013 Award and Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following people who received awards and scholarships at the annual awards luncheon held at the annual conference. President’s Award Rep. Fred Costello Howard D. Tipton If You Care, You Do! Scott Andrews Kurt Bressner Michael J. Roberto Award for Career Development Pamela Brangaccio Award for Career Excellence Jim Landon Assistant for Excellence…

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Code of Ethics Tenet 7 Feedback

As part of a structured review of the ICMA Code of Ethics, a web chat was held on May 14 for members to provide input on the relevancy of Tenet 7 to the profession, and to identify the types of political activity that undermine public confidence in professional administrators. Nearly 150 members joined the web…

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ICMA Hotel Registration Opens for Boston Conference

ICMA opens the hotel registration at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time, on June 3rd for the annual conference being held in Boston.  The hotel rooms close pretty quickly so you will want to go the website and reserve your rooms early. From what staff has heard most Florida people plan to stay at either the…

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June 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, they will be invoiced for dues. Rafael G. Casals, District V, Town Manager, Town of Cutler Bay, Full Member; Danny D. Jones, District IV, Deputy City Manager, City of Riviera Beach,…

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2013 State of the Association

The annual State of the Association is linked here http://fccma.org/state-of-the-association/ for member review.  This annual summary of the Association’s programs, projects and fiscal status are provided in lieu of an annual report, which used to be mailed to each member.  This report also substitutes for committee reports at the annual business meeting, which will be held…

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The Games Begin

Are you ready for a night of fun and excitement? We need YOU! Each district will need a volunteer to compete in the various district games. The evening will begin with an icebreaker. You can work individually or in a group. The first group to turn in a completed sheet will win. Then the district…

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Center for Florida Local Government Excellence Challenge

Past President William Whitson has recently issued a challenge to all FCCMA Members asking that they consider making a donation to the Center for Florida Local Government Excellence. He stated: “There is no doubt that times in Florida are tough and resources are sometimes in short supply; but the leadership and innovation in our state…

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Executive Director’s Article: The Business of Associations

As you know, next week is the annual conference for FCCMA, which is celebrating its 67th year.  For associations, these annual conferences are usually more than just the keynote presentations, workshops and networking – it is also the setting for the annual business meeting.  With twin goals of transparency and effective communication, the Association posts…

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Survey: Median Pay for Top Local Officials is $103K

Top appointed local government officials take home a median annual base salary of about $103,000, but their pay varies widely across jurisdictions. That’s according to a recently published survey of city managers, county administrators and other chief appointed officials in nearly 3,000 localities, conducted last year by the International City/County Management Association. As to be…

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