Park Named for Mike Crotty

On February 1, the City of Satellite Beach dedicated an oceanfront park which is named after Mike Crotty. Mike Crotty served as Satellite Beach city manager for over 25 years.  Mike has been an FCCMA member since 1985.

Congratulations Mike!

Last Chance to Apply for the B. Harold Farmer Scholarship

The B. Harold Farmer Scholarship was initiated in 1992 in honor and memory of B. Harold Farmer, who served as a mentor for many Florida city and county managers. Mr. Farmer worked in municipal government as a city manager for about 25 years and helped establish the Florida Innovations Group. This scholarship honors Mr. Farmer’s…


ICMA Southeast Regional Summit

Make Your Plans to Attend the ICMA Southeast Regional Summit The ICMA Southeast Regional Summit is designed to bring together ICMA members, state association members and leaders, and other local government professionals, for professional development and information sharing. Individuals from all eleven states in the region are encouraged to attend.    This year’s theme, ICMA: GREAT…


2013 Annual Conference Exhibitors and Sponsor Kit

The 2013 Annual Conference Exhibitors and Sponsor Kit is now available. If you are interested in participating at the annual conference as a vendor or a sponsor, the kit is now posted on the FCCMA website at

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Rawlins at or (727) 797-9333.

Deadline to Apply for Sittig Scholarship is Monday, February 4

The deadline to apply for the Raymond C. Sittig conference scholarship is Monday, February 4. This new scholarship is open to all FCCMA members. The scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary conference registration and a complimentary sleeping room at the conference hotel for the length of this event. To apply for this scholarship, please go…


Melbourne Onsite Training Session

Join FCCMA on February 27, 2013 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Pineda Landing Park’s POW/MIA Community Center, 5995 N. US Highway 1/Rockledge Boulevard in Melbourne for an onsite training session on Strategic Planning. Lyle Sumek and Associates, Inc. is a consulting organization that specializes in team building, strategic planning, and goal setting…


“Pension Tension—Specifics on How to Address the Pension Challenge”

On February 21, 2013, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, join the Florida City and County Management Association for an informational webinar on the critical challenge of local government pension reform. In this session, local government leaders from the cities of Palm Beach, Naples and Largo will discuss their own pension reform experiences.  Attendees will…


ICMA Credentialing Board Recognizes Two FCCMA Members

Each year, the Credentialing Advisory Board keeps a list of exceptional annual reports so that they can recognize a small group of members in the ICMA e-newsletter, Leadership Matters. This year, two FCCMA members are two of the eleven ICMA Credentialed Managers who are being recognized in the article (out of nearly 1,300). Betty Baker,…


Last Reminder for FCCMA Dues

Per FCCMA by-laws, FCCMA dues billed October 1, 2012 are due no later than February 1, 2013. If you have not paid your dues, please note that after February 1, 2013 the database will be updated and all members whose dues have not been paid will be removed from the database. If you have any…


February 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. Micah E.S. Badana, District VII, Management Analyst, Town of Belleair, Affiliate Member; Michael A. McNees, District III, City Manager, City of Melbourne, Full Member; Ellen Vause,…


“Crisis Management: The Sanford Experience”

“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…


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…