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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January 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 members, he/she will be invoiced for dues. Terry E. Goswick Jr., District VII, Master’s of Public Administration, University of South Florida, Student Member; Lisa Hendrickson, District VII, Assistant Human Resources Administrator, Affiliate…

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FCCMA Awards Program

The Florida City and County Management Association is pleased to announce the 2013 Awards Program. All awards will be selected by the FCCMA Awards Committee and will be presented at the annual conference in May. For a brochure and application form, go to http://fccma.org/fccma-awards/. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., February 25, 2013. For more…

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FCCMA Conference Scholarship In Memory of Raymond C. Sittig

The FCCMA is pleased to announce a new scholarship beginning in 2013 in honor of Raymond C. Sittig, long-time executive director of the Florida League of Cities and champion of Home Rule powers.  Mr. Sittig began his career in city management and was always supportive of the Association; in fact, Ray agreed to be the…

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