“Save the Date” – The Future of Credentialing

Are you an ICMA Credentialed Manager? Used to be? Wanna be? Not eligible yet? Join this session to discuss your likes, dislikes, ideas for the future, and what ICMA should do for members who are not yet eligible. ICMA will hold a webinar on January 24, 2013 at 1:00 Eastern time to discuss the credentialing…

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Supervisor to Leader

The Florida Institute of Government at the Florida State University is proud to announce that its highly acclaimed and popular Supervisor to Leader training program is being offered as a webinar series for the first time this December.      Normally a three-day long program taught in a seminar setting, the Institute has adapted the…

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Celebrating a Life and a Legacy: Raymond C. Sittig 1929-2012

Last month I didn’t know that this month would bring such sorrow; sometimes a few weeks change everything.  Longtime Florida League of Cities’ Director Emeritus Ray Sittig died Monday, November 12th at the age of 83.  Many of you might not know that it was Ray’s generosity that led FCCMA to place the Association’s administration…

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FCCMA Sarasota Symposium

The Florida City and County Management Association will hold its second symposium in Sarasota. The topic is “The Challenge of Providing Services for the Next Five Years.” The symposium will be held in conjunction with the Florida Association of Counties’ Legislative Conference on November 30, 2012 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Sarasota Hyatt. You…

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“Water Issues and Innovations” Symposium

The Florida League of Cities’ Center for Municipal Research and Innovation will hold a symposium on Wednesday, November 14 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport (Regency DE). The title of the symposium is “Water Issues and Innovations.” Speakers will discuss: Water in Central Florida: Strategies and Initiatives at…

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November 15 Webinar

Don’t miss the webinar “Simplified Strategic Planning – What All Agencies Can Do” on November 15 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern. This will cover ICMA Practice Area 13: Strategic Planning. Over the last five years, local governments have seen reduced revenues, cuts in personnel, frozen wages, unfunded mandates, and plenty of uncertainty about expectations…

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November New Members

The following membership applications have been received.  If no current member comes forth with a reason why this applicant should not be approved as a member, they will be invoiced for dues. Cheryl S. Atkins, District II, Grants Coordinator, City of Deltona, Affiliate Member; Heather Bacus, District VI, Director of Human Resources, Charlotte County, Affiliate…

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Meet Bob LaSala – District VII Director

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 32 Years. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, for 38 Years. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. B.A. in History from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. MPA Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University Graduate of the Senior…

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Executive Director October Article

Happy New Fiscal Year!  This calendar year is rapidly passing, which usually leaves me feeling a bit sad, but a new fiscal year can bring some smiles…new goals, new ideas – and a recommitment to our local governments.  Having just returned from the ICMA Conference in Phoenix, there are two items to share with you…

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FCCMA Fall Symposium Schedule

The FCCMA Professional Development Committee has planned the fall symposium, “The Challenge of Providing Services for the Next Five Years.”  You have a choice of attending the symposium on November 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Port Orange Lakeside Pavilion or on November 30 at the Sarasota Hyatt. The November 30 symposium…

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Winter Haven Onsite Training Session

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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