“Outsourcing – Pros and Cons and Important Tips”

Every organization has its own unique set of challenges when it comes to getting the job done. Is your organization operating at peak efficiency? Are you utilizing all of the resources available to you to the full extent. This thought provoking session will focus on outsourcing and will feature three leaders that have proven track…

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ICMA University: Young Professionals Leadership Institute

ICMA University is offering career support and encouragement to help young professionals through the tough management challenges ahead by providing low cost- high return professional development opportunities.  This is a special opportunity for young professionals to build leadership skills while benefiting from peer-to-peer interaction during an ICMA University workshop session, networking, and a session on managing finances…

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The Top 10 Habits of Grateful People…Even In Tough Times

“‘Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” — Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) It is no secret that gratefulness is correlated with life satisfaction and happiness. Countless research findings, particularly in the rapidly emerging field of Positive Psychology, have shown that gratefulness and life satisfaction go hand in hand.  Those who tend to be…

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So You Want To Be A City/County Manager?

Then you need to attend this free one-day session at the FCCMA Annual Conference! This pre-conference session will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., at the Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL. The theme this year is “Hitting the Refresh Button.” Session topics include: “The 3 R’s of…

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FCCMA 2013 Awards

The deadline is approaching to submit nominations for the FCCMA awards. All submittals must be electronic, not larger than 1mb and received by Carol Russell at crussell@flcities.com by 5:00 p.m. on February 25, 2013. Late entries will not be considered. A confirmation email will be sent after the award is received. The 2013 Award Categories…

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February Executive Director’s Column

Two items to share this week from your director:  a very successful meeting was held with members of the FCCMA Legislative Committee and a selected group of House, Senate and joint legislative committee staff directors and their analysts.  We met in Tallahassee on January 29 and had 9 committees represented.  This is the fourth time…

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Jason Nunemaker Receives 2012 Carolyn K. Eggert Economic Development Award

On January 30 at the Vero Beach Country Club the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce presented Jason Nunemaker the 2012 Carolyn K. Eggert Economic Development Award. This award was established in 1999 and recognizes an individual who has helped to create and maintain quality, year-round jobs for Indian River County citizens and who has…

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Public-Private Pay Comparisons : An Analysis of Florida

By Robert E. Lee and Andrew M. Thompson When Jon Lewis was FCCMA President, The Center for Florida Local Government Excellence was asked to undertake research on public verses private sector compensation in Florida. Below is a link to the research paper that Bob and Andrew completed that was recently published in the Journal of…

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FCCMA Winter Institute

Over 90 FCCMA members and sponsors participated in the FCCMA 2013 Winter Institute. Felicia Logan, ICMA Director of Leadership Development facilitated the day-and-a-half event. She closed Friday’s session by bringing the conversations full circle and guided attendees in developing a personal action plan of “take aways.” The picture is from the coaching session on Friday.…

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Florida Benchmarking Consortium

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 customer and soliciting advocates for your programs and services…

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