Using Modern “Big-Data” Tools to Identify Homestead Exemption Fraud

By Milo M. Zonka, CFP, CGFO, CFO/Senior Director, Finance & Administration, Brevard County Property Appraiser Each of the 67 Florida Property Appraisers conduct business with their local communities’ best interests in mind, and with their own personal leadership style. There is a lot that is different between the Panhandle, the cities, the coasts, agriculture, and the Keys.…

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Milo Zonka, Senior Director, Administration & Finance, Brevard County

How long have you been a FCCMA member? Since 2015 Are you an ICMA member? Yes Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I have a BS in Aviation Management from Florida Tech in Melbourne, a Master’s in Public Administration from The Undefeated National Football Champion-the University of Central Florida, and along the way I’ve…

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ICMA – Local Government Management Fellowship

The Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) application has closed and finalists will soon be available for host governments to interview! Mentor programs like the LGMF and other management fellowships help build the talent pool for the entire profession, so help build a legacy! For more information, please visit icma.org/lgmf. If you are interested in bringing on…

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January 2018 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, they will be invoiced for dues. Charlotte Bingham, District VI, Masters in Public Administration, Florida Gulf Coast University, Student Member; Jessica Bleser, District VII, Fiscal Services Director, Pasco County, Affiliate Member; Elise…

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December 2017 President’s Message

The FCCMA had a great year in 2017 and we are looking forward to an even better 2018. One of the top priorities you identified in the annual survey over a year ago was training. In recent months, the number of training opportunities was not only increased, but also the range of topics, locations and…

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2018 Urban Forestry Institute: Natural Disaster Preparation and Response Conference

The 2018 Urban Forestry Institute: Natural Disaster Preparation and Response Conference will be held February 5-7, at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma, FL 33598. Natural disasters ranging from hurricane storm surges to drought-induced wildfires have ravaged urban forests across the United States this past year. While it is uncertain when…

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