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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BOBBY GREEN, City Manager, Auburndale, FCCMA At-Large Director

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 21 years (Since 1991) Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long?  Yes, 21 years (Since 1991) Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. BA/Public Administration – UCF 1987; MPA – USF 1988 What got you interested in public service?  I was elected as an…

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ICMA Recognition

Overview For nearly 50 years, ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, has recognized those communities that have established a position of professional management (e.g., a city, town, township, borough, village, or /county manager administrator position) and meet a set of specific criteria regarding that position’s qualifications and appointment; policy formation, budget preparation, appointing authority; and…

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Onsite Training Sessions in January

There are three onsite training sessions being held around the state. The first training session will be held in Doral on January 11 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. The topic is “Bridging the Gap in Council-Manager Relations.” Lee Feldman, Fort Lauderdale City Manager; Jorge Gonzalez, Former Miami Beach City Manager and Eric Soroka, Aventura…

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RUN, HIDE, FIGHT, Surviving an Active Shooter Event

In the wake of the shooting that took place last week at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Norton Bonaparte shared with his employees the link to a video called “RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event”.  The video is about six (6) minutes long and was produced as a means to assist employees to prepare…

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ICMA’s Life Well Run Campaign

Life, Well Run is a campaign to raise awareness of and appreciation for the value professional local government managers bring to building communities we’re proud to call home. Professional managers are key to making local government services more effective, ethical, and efficient in 27 percent of counties across America, and in more than 59 percent…

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January 17 Webinar

Don’t miss the webinar “Legislative Update – Preparing for the Next Legislative Session” on January 17 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Representatives from the Florida League of Cities and the Florida Association of Counties will report on what to expect in the 2013 legislative session and what you can do to help. Click…

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