“21st Century Local Government:
Preparing Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Challenges”
The Lakeland Center • 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland
February 4-5, 2016
Open to FCCMA Full Members
The FCCMA Winter Institute is designed to be an intense, interactive workshop for Florida’s city and county managers and assistants. Using a facilitator, panels, small and large group discussion, participants will be called upon to reflect on the challenges that are occuring now, look ahead into the five- to ten-year horizon and then stretch your thinking to consider the changes to our communities and to the management profession over the course of the next twenty years. The end result will be a provocative conversation that explores what expectations the 2035 Florida citizen has for today’s local government leader.
The Winter Institute will be broken down into three main segments with panels based on exploration of topics within the timeframes. These topics will build upon one another with the hopes of leading participants to identifying the kinds of tools and skills that will be needed over the course of time to be effective as Florida City and County Managers. Topics to be explored within the segments include:
Segment 1: What are Today’s Challenges?
- Lasting impacts emerging from the Great Recession
- Economic outlook for Florida and how will it affect local governments
- Balancing high service delivery demands with economic realities
- Threats to our environment and technology that make for a new kind of perfect storm
Segment 2: What is Ahead in the 5-10 Year Horizon?
- How will demographic changes affect the politics of our communities and the state
- With an influx of retirees, how will this change local development, housing and the economy
- What long term effects will the changes to the make-up of our communities have to the viability of our communities
Segment 3: Our Communities and the Profession in 20-Years… What will it take to Lead?
Thinking 20 years ahead can be difficult, but in today’s times where technology is driving change so quickly we must consider what 20 years will do to our communities and do our best to prepare for that horizon. The Alliance for Innovation recently released the Next Big Things report which characterizes 44 trends that they have studied and believe will emerge in the next 20 years to be part of local communities. This segment will invite several managers at different life stages to reflect on what it will take for communities to be prepared for this future as well as what will it take for us as managers to lead our communities into this era.
This year’s Winter Institute facilitator is Katy Simon Holland. Katy retired in 2013 after serving in local government for more than 25 years, most recently as the Washoe County (NV) Manager for 15 years. As County Manager, she oversaw a budget of $800 million and 3200 employees serving a population of 423,000 residents. During her administration, Washoe County was named the #1 Digital County in the US (midsize), was awarded the Cashman Good Government award three times by the Nevada Taxpayers Association, was three times named the #1 Local Government in the US for Waste Reduction, among many other awards, and, despite losing 40% of its budgeted resources during the recession, Washoe County received a bond rating upgrade and a 90% voter approval rating for its handling of the fiscal crisis, while increasing measured citizen satisfaction by 44%. Ms. Simon Holland has returned to consulting as President of Simon and Associates, and in that capacity has worked with local and state government clients in California, Nevada, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Florida, as well as non-profits and corporations such as Qualcomm, Baxter Healthcare, Sony, Mitsubishi, Amoco Oil, USWest technologies, and others in leadership development, vision, strategy, and innovation. Once named one of Twenty People to Watch in the New Millenium by the Reno Gazette-Journal, she is a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and has served on the Boards of the Alliance for Innovation, the National Association of County Administrators, the ICMA Center for Performance Measurement, and many other civic and non-profit entities.
2016 Winter Institute Agenda
Thursday, February 4, 2016
8:15 – 9:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome and Introductions
9:30 – 11:45 am What are Today’s Challenges?
9:30 – 10:15 am Provocation and Response
10:15 – 10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30 – 11:15 am Break-out
11:15 – 11:45 am Report Back
11:45 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm What is Ahead in the 5-10 Year Horizon?
1:00 – 1:45 pm Provocation and Response
1:45 – 2:30 pm Break-out
2:30 – 3:00 pm Report Back
3:00 – 3:15 pm Refreshment Break
3:15 – 5:00 pm Day One Wrap Up
5:30 – 6:30 pm Reception
Friday, February 5, 2016
7:30 – 8:30 am Inspirational Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 am Our Communities and the Profession in 20-Years…
What will it take to Lead?
9:00 – 9:45 am Provocation and Response
9:45 – 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 – 10:30 am Break-out
10:30 – 11:00 am Report Back
11:00 – Noon Final Discussion of Calls to Action
The host hotel is the Hyatt Place Lakeland Center, 525 West Orange, Lakeland. Rooms have been blocked in the name of FCCMA. Please call (863) 413-1122 no later than January 5, 2016, to obtain your hotel room. The room rate is $99 per night.
The registration cost is $225 which includes two breakfasts and lunch on Thursday. Enrollment is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is not final until payment is received. Cancellations received prior to January 22, will receive a refund; however a $25 administrative fee will be charged. No refunds will be given after January 22, but other FCCMA members may be substituted to fill the slot.