December 2017 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. Alexander Badall, District II, BS in Public Administration/Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida, Student Member; Garrison “Garry” Brumback, District VII, City Manager, City of Treasure…

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Downtown Fort Walton Beach Master Plan

By Michael Beedie, City Manager, City of Fort Walton Beach The Downtown FWB Challenge Downtown Fort Walton Beach is at a crossroad. Over the last 15 years, the Okaloosa-Santa Rosa County region has experienced significant population growth due to an influx of military families from Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field as well as…

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November 2017 President’s Message

Are you a credentialed manager? If not, you may want to consider becoming one. Credentialing is a way for managers to create an individually tailored plan for lifelong learning and professional development. By taking an Applied Knowledge Assessment, you determine which skills you excel at and where you could use further study. Subjects are broken…

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Officials share lessons from Irma with students

By Keith Gibson It was a city and county management “fantasy camp” of sorts at Florida Gulf Coast University Nov. 3 when an all-star panel of Southwest Florida government administrators gathered on campus for a special training program. The forum was organized and hosted by Dr. Robert E. Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Political…

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2020 Census LUCA Technical Training Sessions Have Been Scheduled in Your Area

These free programs will be presented by the U.S. Census Bureau Atlanta Regional Office Geography Department.  You may find the schedule and register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020LUCATECHNICAL PURPOSE The purpose of the Local Update of Census Address (LUCA) trainings are to provide the technical details for participation, including map and address list updating, geocoding, and other details.…

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November 2017 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. Paula Baracaldo, District VII, Assistant to the County Administrator, Pasco County, Affiliate Member; Al Braithwaite, District VII, City Manager, City of Oldsmar, Full Member; Lisa…

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Congratulations to ICMA 2017 Celebration of Service Recipients

The following FCCMA members are ICMA Celebration of Service Recipients for 2017: 45 Years Thomas Benton Paul Berg 40 Years James Chisholm James Curry Roger Desjarlais David Keller Mark Ryan Eric Soroka Dale Sugerman William Underwood 35 Years Michele Baker Thomas Bradford James Landon David Ritz Christopher Russo Donald Stilwell 30 Years Donald Fisher Seth…

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FCCMA Student Council Participates at FIU Career Fair

By René Lazaro Hernández, Student Member It was a pleasure to have had the privilege to be the face of the FCCMA Student Council Sub-Committee, the ICMA FIU Student Chapter, and the City of Miami at the FIU career fair held on September 28th alongside Mrs. Sarah Hannah-Spurlock and City of Miami career services representatives. The…

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Florida International University’s Executive Master of Public Administration

Florida International University’s Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program is now open at FIU at I-75 in Miramar (http://broward.fiu.edu/), welcoming the sixth cohort of EMPA students. The FIU EMPA program enjoys a retention rate of 95% and a graduation rate of 90% in 16 months. We are currently accepting EMPA applications for the 2018…

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Internships: A Hidden Asset in Your Community

By Jamie Titcomb, Town Manager Ocean Ridge During my 20-plus years in public service positions, I’ve always been a passionate advocate for utilizing our best hidden asset we have right in our communities: our bright, motivated, earnest and energetic youth! They are all around us, in our high schools, colleges and vocational/technical programs. How many…

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