In Memoriam of Three FCCMA Current and Former Members

Tom Kelly Thomas Kelly, who served Volusia County for more than two decades as its first true manager, died November 29th at the age of 86. He served as FCCMA President in Program Year 1989-1990. He also served as a Range Rider (known now as Senior Advisor). A memorial service will be held at 2:00…

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November 2016 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation At the recent BIG Ideas meeting in Dublin, Ohio, the Alliance Board of Directors approved  a plan to be the catalyst for vibrant communities through local government innovation. Our focus over the next four years will be supporting and growing a network of local government innovators, leveraging…

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ICMA Update for November 2016

Life Well Run Community Heroes If you look around your community, you’ll find people using their talents each day to improve our quality of life. Some are in very public roles-like police officers or teachers. Others keep the roads maintained, collect recycling, beautify our parks and public spaces. We’re capturing profiles of these community heroes…

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Welcome Linda Bridges

The Florida League of Cities has recently promoted 34-year League veteran, Linda Bridges, to Director of Association Services. In this role, Linda and her staff, will work with the Florida City and County Management Association, and other associations managed by the Florida League of Cities, to provide administrative/operational/day-to-day services to the executive director, board and…

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November 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. Phil Alleyne, District V, City Manager, City of Lauderdale Lakes, Full Member; Kenneth G. Cassel, District IV, City Manager, City of Westlake, Affiliate Member; Michael Esposito,…

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Mexican, Cuban and US Local Government Managers to Meet in Mexico City

Local Managers from the US are invited to participate Nov 17-18, 2016 with an optional one- or two-day extension. The Casa Colegio de la Frontera Norte, a university located in the Coyoacan District of Mexico City, is hosting a two-day seminar bringing together local government managers from the three countries to talk about common challenges and solutions. The sessions…

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Succession Planning & Knowledge Transfer

The ICMA Coaching Program will hold a free webinar on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., ET on “Succession Planning & Knowledge Transfer.”   Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar. Webinar topics: What challenges do local governments face in succession planning? What are effective strategies to attract, prepare, and retain…

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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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