October 2016 Featured Member: John Titkanich, City Manager, Cocoa

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 2 years Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, just over 3 years. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Certificate in Public Management from Florida Atlantic University, and a MPA degree and Graduate…

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November 2016 Message from the Executive Director

Does having a professional city or county manager in charge make a difference?  Are Florida’s cities and counties in better shape because professionals are steering the ship?  If you answered “yes”, you agree having a professional leading the way does make the difference. Running a city or county is difficult because cities do so much. …

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October 2016 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.  Gerald Bryan, District V, Assistant Town Manager, Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Full Member; William Corbett, District VI, Masters of Public Administration, Florida Gulf Coast University,…

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ICMA 2016 Service Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 ICMA Local Government Service Award Recipients 40 Years of Service Robert R. Baldwin Christopher W. Chinault George D. Forbes Jim Hanson May Royle Gerald J. Seeber Stephen E. Sorrell Ralph E. Stone Michael D. Wanchick 35 Years of Service Thomas W. Barwin Robert L. Kellogg Maria A. Menendez Carl L. Schwing…

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Understanding Green Building Programs, Compliance Requirements and Government Regulations in South Florida

Discovery Channel’s “Project Earth” technical advisor and star Dr. Jennifer Languell will conduct an intensive workshop on “Complying with Local Government Green Building Requirements” on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 in Hollywood, Fla. Local governments are increasingly mandating that new construction is certified by a national or state recognized green building program. Whether it is concern over climate change and…

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Strategic Government Resources Leadership Conference 2017

The SGR Leadership Conference will be held January 26th and 27th, 2017 at the Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine, TX. The SGR Leadership Conference focuses on servant leadership, employee development, and innovation in training and recruitment. The goal of the conference is to assist local government organizations in becoming part of the Top 16%. Join SGR in learning from successful,…

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Florida Benchmarking Consortium (FBC) Fall Conference – October 20-21

In local government today, citizen engagement is no longer optional as it is an integral part of our communities civic health. This year’s conference will explore how local governments are working to better understand what their citizens want, and how to engage with their citizens. The sessions will provide you with information on how others…

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Skip the Trip: Charlotte County Implements Online Permitting

Charlotte County, Florida is embracing the sustainable and technologically advanced community of Babcock Ranch, being developed by Kitson & Partners. To allow contractors to skip the 90-minute roundtrip to the county’s building department, we have created an online permitting system. The spirit of Babcock Ranch is sustainability, innovation and technology. One of Florida’s largest solar…

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September 2016 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Engaging the Community in Public Safety: Examples of Community Policing Concepts by Jason Rollins, Communications Director, Alliance for Innovation The issue of policing in the United States has once again emerged to the top of public discourse. As tragic image after tragic image fills our…

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Survival Skills for Managers

The ICMA Coaching Program will hold a free webinar on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET on “Survival Skills for Managers.” While managing in local government has many rewards, it also has many challenges. Learn key insights and skills to survive and thrive. Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar.…

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Interns for Local Government

Here is your chance to give back!  The LGIP is beginning its fourth year. Last year we placed 13 interns in local governments from the Keys to North Florida and from Volusia to Pinellas. The premier leadership fraternity at the University of Florida, Florida Blue Key and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service are…

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