February Executive Director’s Column

Two items to share this week from your director:  a very successful meeting was held with members of the FCCMA Legislative Committee and a selected group of House, Senate and joint legislative committee staff directors and their analysts.  We met in Tallahassee on January 29 and had 9 committees represented.  This is the fourth time…

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Jason Nunemaker Receives 2012 Carolyn K. Eggert Economic Development Award

On January 30 at the Vero Beach Country Club the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce presented Jason Nunemaker the 2012 Carolyn K. Eggert Economic Development Award. This award was established in 1999 and recognizes an individual who has helped to create and maintain quality, year-round jobs for Indian River County citizens and who has…

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Public-Private Pay Comparisons : An Analysis of Florida

By Robert E. Lee and Andrew M. Thompson When Jon Lewis was FCCMA President, The Center for Florida Local Government Excellence was asked to undertake research on public verses private sector compensation in Florida. Below is a link to the research paper that Bob and Andrew completed that was recently published in the Journal of…

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FCCMA Winter Institute

Over 90 FCCMA members and sponsors participated in the FCCMA 2013 Winter Institute. Felicia Logan, ICMA Director of Leadership Development facilitated the day-and-a-half event. She closed Friday’s session by bringing the conversations full circle and guided attendees in developing a personal action plan of “take aways.” The picture is from the coaching session on Friday.…

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Florida Benchmarking Consortium

The Florida Benchmarking Consortium’s Annual Spring Conference will be held April 25-26, 2013 at the City of Winter Park Community Center. The theme for this year’s conference is “Engaging Internal and External Customers Through Metrics.” This conference will take a look at creating buy-in for internal customer and soliciting advocates for your programs and services…

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FCCMA Annual Conference Announcement

The FCCMA Annual Conference Announcement was emailed on Monday. If you did not receive your announcement, please contact Lynn Lovallo at (850) 701-3635 or llovallo@flcities.com.

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!

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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…

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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…

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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 http://fccma.org/annual-conference/. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Rawlins at beth@bethrawlins.com or (727) 797-9333.

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