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The qualifications of the members and the manner of their admission to membership in this Association shall be as follows:

All applicants must complete an application, complete the online ethics review and get one endorsement from an affiliate, full or life FCCMA member or no endorsement if the applicant is an ICMA member. If the applicant is a student, the endorsement can be made by the program chair or dean or no endorsement if the student is an ICMA member. Applicants are noticed for 30 days on the website and then approved by the Membership Committee. Once the approval process is completed (approximately 45 days) the applicant is invoiced for dues. Upon payment of dues, the applicant becomes a member in good standing.

As an organization that adheres to the ICMA Code of Ethics, FCCMA requires members to be educated on the ethical tenets. To be eligible to join FCCMA, a prospective member must demonstrate his/her knowledge as it relates to these tenets by completing the online ethics review. To accommodate this, FCCMA has posted the ethics review on the website to help prospective members (or anyone else who is interested in reviewing his/her knowledge of the tenets) to become more proficient when dealing with ethical issues. The FCCMA ethics review is comprised of case studies related to each of the tenets and there is no provision for stopping and starting the review. All FCCMA member applicants must complete the review upon applying for membership. Once completed, an ethics certificate will be mailed. For questions, contact 850.222.9684.

Membership Applications

Application for Full, Affiliate, Life or Subscriber Member
Membership Application

Application for Corporate Member
Corporate Membership Application

Application for Student Member
Student Membership Application

Membership Categories

All membership categories (except corporate) must complete the online ethics review and get one endorsement by an affiliate, full or life member or no endorsement is the applicant is an ICMA member If the applicant is a student, the endorsement can be made by the program chair or dean or no endorsement if the student is an ICMA member.

Full Member

Eligibility: Any person who is the full-time, appointed chief administrative officer (or deputy, assistant, administrative assistant or equivalent, appointed by the chief administrator and having significant general administrative responsibilities) of a municipal or county government, and recognized by ICMA; or, any person meeting the above criteria employed in a city or county government not recognized by ICMA, but who is an active ICMA dues-paying full member.

Dues: $3.00 per $1,000 of base salary or $200, whichever is greater

Affiliate Member

Eligibility: Any person who does not meet the criteria for a full member employed in local government or an individual employed by a not-for-profit agency, association, university, etc.

Dues: $150 per year

Corporate Member

Eligibility: Any person seeking or engaged in a business relationship with a local government. Unlike other member categories, the Corporate Membership is in the company’s name and remains with the company, not the individual.

Dues: $250 per year

Life Member

Eligibility: Any former FCCMA member or ICMA member from another state, in good standing, who has retired from the profession and wishes to maintain an affiliation or begin an affiliation with the Association. This would include range riders who were not bestowed an honorary award. A 2/3 vote of the Board of Directors can bestow complimentary membership to a FCCMA Life Member who has made a substantial contribution to the Association.

Dues: $25 per year

Student Member

Eligibility: Any person whose primary activity is being a student in public administration or public affairs that intends to follow a career in local government or any full-time intern or fellow working in local government and is not eligible, or more appropriately classified, in another membership category.

Dues: $10 per year

Subscriber Member

Eligibility: Any person who is interested in receiving all the publications and keeping in contact with the Association but does not wish to be a participating member. A subscriber member of the Association cannot serve on the committees of the Association.

Dues: $25 per year

Membership Dues

Full Member Dues: $3.00 per $1,000 of base salary or $200, whichever is greater
Affiliate Member Dues: $150 per year
Corporate Member Dues: $250 per year
Life Member Dues: $25 per year
Student Member Dues: $10 per year
Subscriber Member Dues: $25 per year

For more information on becoming a member, please contact the Association offices in Tallahassee at 850.222.9684.