2017 Newly Credentialed Managers

The following Floridians were recognized at the FCCMA Annual Conference at the Hilton Orlando for becoming a newly credentialed manager: William Alonso, City Manager, Miami Springs Mark Cunningham, Assistant County Administrator, Sarasota County Jennifer M. Frastai, Director of Engineering and Community Development, Oakland Park Jorge Gonzalez, Village Manager, Bal Harbour Frederick Murry, Assistant City Manager,…


FCCMA Announces 2017 Award Recipients

At its annual conference at the Hilton Orlando, the Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) presented its 2017 awards to individuals for significant contributions to the management of local government in Florida. “Every year, FCCMA gathers to honor members who are receiving these awards for their outstanding contributions to the profession and to this…


Program Year 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors

At the 2017 Annual Conference, the business meeting and elections resulted in the following new members on the Board of Directors: President: Jim Hanson, Town Manager, Orange Park President-Elect: Michael Cernech, City Manager, Tamarac Secretary/Treasurer: Shannon Lewis, Assistant City Manager, Melbourne Past President: Robert (Bobby) Green, City Manager, Auburndale District I Director: Michael Beedie, City Manager, Fort Walton Beach District…


June 2017 President’s Message

It’s a great honor to serve as the FCCMA President this year.  It provides an opportunity for me to give back to many people and to a profession that have helped me so much over the years. When I started in local government almost 41 years ago, I had no clue of where it would…


June 2017 Message from the Executive Director

We’ve just returned from an excellent annual conference. Our goal is the make the value of this educational event second to none for our members. The conference provides three-plus days of workshops, sessions and top-notch speakers, along with opportunities for peer-sharing. Hopefully, this face-to-face interaction with your association and your peers doesn’t end with the…


Professional Management Matters: 2017 Zephyrhills Presentation



FCCMA Member Matthew Campbell presented a certificate on June 12, 2017 to the Zephyrhills Council recognizing the City for its 40th anniversary of operation under the council-manager form of government. Pictured: Kenneth City Town Manager Matthew Campbell and Zephyrhills City Manager Steve Spina.

Presenting Your Budget to the Public

FLCU and FCCMA have partnered to bring you a free online learning opportunity. The webinar will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2017 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. One of the toughest jobs city staff and officials face each year is making sense of the municipal budget for a variety of audiences. Fiscal hawks, community activists, local…


Volunteer Florida Announces Second Year of Funding for CERT/Citizen Corps

In the anticipation of federal funding, Volunteer Florida is proud to announce the availability of FY 2017-2018 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)/Citizen Corps Program funding. Volunteer Florida will distribute a total of $300,000; in sub-grant awards of up to $10,000. Interested parties may apply for funding for a CERT program, a Citizen Corps program, or both.…


Professional Management Matters: 2017 Safety Harbor Presentation

    FCCMA Member Bruce Haddock presented a certificate on June 8, 2017 to the Safety Harbor Commission recognizing the City for its 90th anniversary of operation under the commission-manager form of government. Pictured: Safety Harbor City Manager Matt Spoor, Oldsmar City Manager Bruce Haddock and Safety Harbor Mayor Joe Ayoub. Picture courtesy of Jeff…


Professional Management Matters: 2017 Edgewater Presentation



FCCMA Member Ken Parker presented a certificate on June 5, 2017 to the Edgewater Council recognizing the City for its 25th anniversary of operation under the council-manager form of government. Pictured: Edgewater Council, Ken Parker and Edgewater City Manager Tracey Barlow.