Growth Management Workshops in Indian River and Pinellas Counties

Two additional Growth Management Workshops will be held in June in Indian River and Pinellas counties. Indian River County: On Thursday, June 7, there will be a growth management planning officials training and on Friday, June 8, there will be a planning administration best practices series. To register, click here. Pinellas County: On Wednesday, June…

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April 2018 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation About 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day over the next 19 years!! Even at retirement, they are looking to retain meaning and purpose in their lives. Is your community ready for this wave of talent? Are your nonprofits ready with meaningful volunteer opportunities?  Attend the…

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Clermont City Manager Graduates from Leadership Orlando

Darren Gray, Clermont’s city manager, recently graduated from Leadership Orlando, the largest community leadership program in America. The eight-month program helps emerging and established leaders broaden their regional knowledge and experience. Gray, a former Lake County manager who has led the City of Clermont on a number of ground-breaking initiatives including the city’s rebranding as…

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Amendment 1

The Florida Legislature placed Amendment 1 on the 2018 general election ballot. If approved by the voters, it will expand the homestead exemption and shift the burden to other taxpayers. The impact of Amendment 1 is expected to cost $644.7 million per year—resulting in either service reductions or tax hikes. Most benefits will only go…

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Cape Coral Achieves Progress in Addressing Challenges

by John Szerlag, City Manager, City of Cape Coral Cape Coral is the 10th largest city in Florida, and Forbes.com has ranked the city No. 9 on the list of “Fastest Growing Cities in 2018.” As we continue to grow, we must work to overcome several challenges of being a pre-platted community, which produces development…

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