Happy Holidays to all FCCMA members!

As December brings this year to a close, it is a good time to pause and reflect on some of the Association’s biggest moments of the year.  I think the defeat of Amendment #4 tops the “most thankful” list for me, followed closely by an end to the election season overall!  Seeing that Florida’s voters…

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2012 ASPA Suncoast Public Service Awards

Picot B. Floyd Public Service Leadership Treasure Island City Manager Reid Silverboard received the 2012 Picot B. Floyd Public Service Leadership Award. Reid has 30 plus years of public service with the past five years as City Manager of Treasure Island. His nominators spoke highly of him: “ . . . he has the ability…

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Canvassing for Nominations for the FCCMA Board of Directors

Canvassing has begun in order to fill positions on the Board of Directors.  Letters were sent to eligible full members on November 27. There is one at-large director position and the secretary/treasurer position opening in May.   All nominations must be self-nominations.  To nominate oneself, a letter expressing interest should be sent to the Nominating Committee,…

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Managing Counties Across the Country

The National Association of County Administrators (NACA) encourages professional development for county administrators and provides information and resources to its members to improve the management of county government. The members of NACA are county administrators from counties across the country, and many are members of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) or the National Association…

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FCCMA DUES NOTICES

The second dues notices have been sent. If you have not received your dues notice, please call Carol Russell at (850) 222-9684 or email her at crussell@flcities.com for another copy. All dues must be paid by February 1, 2013 to keep your membership current. Any members whose dues are not paid by February 1 will…

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“Change Happens: Are You Up For It?”

The FCCMA Winter Institute has been scheduled for February 7-8, 2013 in Lake Mary, Florida, at the Lake Mary Westin.  Many of you know how prestigious this training event has become—it is regarded by many members as the best training offered. Attendance for the Winter Institute is limited to allow for the attendee interaction required…

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December 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 a member, he/she will be invoiced for dues. Jeffrey A. Bremer, District IV, Assistant City Manager, City of Port St. Lucie, Full Member; Mark Cunningham, District VII, Assistant County Administrator, Sarasota County,…

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“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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