Melbourne Onsite Training Session

Join FCCMA on February 27, 2013 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Pineda Landing Park’s POW/MIA Community Center, 5995 N. US Highway 1/Rockledge Boulevard in Melbourne for an onsite training session on Strategic Planning. Lyle Sumek and Associates, Inc. is a consulting organization that specializes in team building, strategic planning, and goal setting…

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“Pension Tension—Specifics on How to Address the Pension Challenge”

On February 21, 2013, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, join the Florida City and County Management Association for an informational webinar on the critical challenge of local government pension reform. In this session, local government leaders from the cities of Palm Beach, Naples and Largo will discuss their own pension reform experiences.  Attendees will…

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ICMA Credentialing Board Recognizes Two FCCMA Members

Each year, the Credentialing Advisory Board keeps a list of exceptional annual reports so that they can recognize a small group of members in the ICMA e-newsletter, Leadership Matters. This year, two FCCMA members are two of the eleven ICMA Credentialed Managers who are being recognized in the article (out of nearly 1,300). Betty Baker,…

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Last Reminder for FCCMA Dues

Per FCCMA by-laws, FCCMA dues billed October 1, 2012 are due no later than February 1, 2013. If you have not paid your dues, please note that after February 1, 2013 the database will be updated and all members whose dues have not been paid will be removed from the database. If you have any…

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February 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. Micah E.S. Badana, District VII, Management Analyst, Town of Belleair, Affiliate Member; Michael A. McNees, District III, City Manager, City of Melbourne, Full Member; Ellen Vause,…

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“Crisis Management: The Sanford Experience”

“Every city and county manager and department head faces daily challenges and every so often a mini crisis that tests their wits and experience. However, some local government managers, when they least expect it, are confronted with a “major crisis” that brings international attention to their agency and the manager is thrust into the middle…

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FCCMA 2013 Awards and Scholarships

It’s that time of year again when the scholarship and awards applications are due. Are you a student in public administration or related degree at a Florida-based university? If you will be enrolled in either Summer 2013 or Fall 2013 then you may be eligible for the B. Harold Farmer Scholarship. The recipient will receive…

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Advocacy Column: Legislative Relationships: You Have a Key Role!

The FCCMA Legislative Committee will meet in Tallahassee at the end of the month with selected staff directors of House and Senate committees.  We will be building relationships and offering ourselves as resources for local government issues.  This is the fourth year the committee has worked to make a presence within the state’s legislative committee…

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In Memoriam – Richard Black

Richard Black, former range rider, passed away on December 21, 2012. He has been a FCCMA member over 15 years. He served as a range rider from 1994-2001. He was born on December 22, 1919 in Butler, PA. He began his public career in 1948 and served until 1980 in several cities in six states.…

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Two More Onsite Training Sessions in January

There are two more onsite training sessions being held around the state. The first session will be held in Gulf Breeze on January 18 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Central Time. The topic is “Respect and Civility in Local Government: Tips and Ideas for a Local Government Employee.” The last onsite training session will…

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In Memoriam

Don Lusk who is a former FCCMA member, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012. Mr. Lusk served in several municipal governments during his tenure as a member. He got his start in Pinellas Park and served in Redington Shores as his last position. He served on the FCCMA Board of Directors in 1986/1987 while…

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Executive Director’s column: Happy New Year!

We are two weeks into a new year – so a belated Happy New Year to all members!  It is a busy start here in Tallahassee, as I am sure it is for you.  The FCCMA begins this year with a very active training calendar through the Center for Florida Local Government Excellence (CFLGE) –…

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