March 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, he/she will be invoiced for dues. Douglas Baber, District IV, Human Resources Manager, St. Lucie County, Affiliate Member; Laura Karpaviciute, District V, Management Analyst, City of Tamarac, Affiliate Member; Tonya Elliott Moore,…

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February 2018 President’s Message

In these times of political controversy at all levels of government, the great work of so many hard working, dedicated and professional public servants often goes unnoticed. However, you have two opportunities coming up that you can use to refocus some of the public’s attention to the good things that are being done. These include…

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Looking to Hiring Someone?

The Student Council Sub-Committee has recently attended job fairs at the University of North Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University. This gave FCCMA the chance to share not only opportunities in local government through internships, part-time and/or full-time employment, but also the importance of local government management, FCCMA as an organization, and how to access…

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Growth Management Workshops

Growth Management Workshops will be held in March in Broward County. On Thursday, March 22, there will be a planning administration best practices series. On Friday, March 23, there will be a growth management planning officials symposium. Gene Boyles, Senior Fellow of the Program for Resource Efficient Communities, University of Florida, will be the presenter.…

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FCCMA Training in Fort Pierce

FCCMA held a training in Fort Pierce on Thursday, February 22 on Servant Leadership. Mike Mowery from Strategic Government Resources was the speaker. The participants participated in a professional development session focusing on local government leadership.

Robbie Chartier, County Administrator, Okeechobee County

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 20 years. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, 15 years. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. BA Accounting from USF and Master in Public Administration from FGCU. What got you interested in public service? I began working in the Public Works Finance Department…

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Investigations, Accusations, Confrontations: How Cities Should Respond

The FLC University has announced its 2018 Spring Summit Series. These summits will be held May 4 in Panama City, May 11 in North Port, May 18 in Gainesville and May 24 in Plantation. These free summits will be held 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and are designed for elected officials, senior staff and communications…

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In Memoriam of Thomas Moffses, Sr.

Mr. Thomas Moffses passed away on February 5, in Madison, FL. He was a former city manager in Madison and a past FCCMA member. He served as the District II Director from 2000 – 2004. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with Father…

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2017 Local Government Financial Information Handbook

The Florida Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR) has published the December 2017 edition of the Local Government Financial Information Handbook.  This year marks the third time that the publication will only be available online. Note: The slightly later release date has allowed EDR to incorporate more up-to-date information than usual. The Local…

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