FCCMA Lifesaver Award

Have you helped a Member-in-Transition (MIT) or do you know a FCCMA member who has helped a MIT? FCCMA established a policy in 1993 to help full members in the Association who have separated from their local government. FCCMA members are encouraged to hire MITs for special projects and/or interim positions whenever possible. In 2003,…

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Transparency Webinar

April 11, 2013 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST | Registration Deadline: April 8, 2013 Cost: $50 FACC members/$75 nonmembers Transparency – it’s not just records, sunshine laws, financial reporting or the latest craze. A lack of information can create a perception that something is being hidden and erode trust in government. One way…

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Register Today for the FCCMA Annual Conference

The FCCMA Annual Conference will be held May 22-25, 2013 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, FL. The conference will open with the opening general session – For the Love of Cities. Author Peter Kageyama looks at what makes cities lovable, what motivates citizens to do extraordinary things for their places and how some cities use…

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ICMA Conference

The ICMA Conference will be held September 22-25, 2013 in Boston, MA. Registration and housing will open June 3 at 12:00 noon. Most of the keynote and featured speakers have been confirmed. The lineup represents a variety of values and messages.  At all times ICMA’s goal of “Best Conference ever” was kept in mind!! Sunday…

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2013 Directory Update Forms

It is that time of year again to review your current directory information and make any necessary changes.  The forms were sent last week along with conference information.  If you would like a picture included in your directory list, please send a digital picture with a minimum 300 dpi. The forms and pictures are due…

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Committee Interest Forms

President-Elect Blackburn is putting together his committees for next year. This year, signups for committees will be different. The chairs and tasks for each committee will be posted on the website and you will go to the page of the committee on which you would like to serve and click on Join a FCCMA Committee.…

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Richard G. (Dick) Simmons: At Home on the Range

This article was originally published in the May 2011 Manager newsletter to recognize Dick Simmons’ 60 years of service to FCCMA. By Ann Toney-Deal Setting the Stage In 1823, Florida’s territorial Governor, Andrew Jackson, assigned two men to ride their horses, one from Pensacola and the other from St. Augustine, and where they met would…

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April 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. Lori S. Bonino, District IV, Assistant Town Manager, Town of Jupiter, Full Member; Zeriah K. Folston, District VII, Budget Analyst, Alachua County, Affiliate Member; Michelle Tipton,…

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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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