2015 Winter Institute
“Have You Seen Today’s Forecast for your City/County?
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront • 333 1st Street, St. Petersburg
February 5-6, 2015
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 23, will receive a refund; however a $25 administrative fee will be charged. No refunds will be given after January 20, but other FCCMA members may be substituted to fill the slot.
There is no additional cost to attend the Friday Inspirational Breakfast but you must sign up to guarantee a seat.
Click here for the registration form. You can either fax the form to Carol Russell at (850) 222-3806 or mail it with a check to FCCMA, PO Box 1757, Tallahassee, FL 32302.
Click here to register online
“Forecasting Services for Florida’s Communities; Preparing Government Leaders for Changes in Constituent Needs and Desires and the Resources to Meet Them”
The 2015 FCCMA Winter Institute is intended to provide attendees with a well-rounded and diverse insight into the municipal services of tomorrow. By bringing together experts in the fields of planning, public safety, parks and recreation, public works, and technology, attendees will be able to assess what actions and strategies are needed for their respective community in consideration of the challenges and opportunities forecasted for the future. Bringing it all together will be international speaker Ian Hill, who will help attendees transform the information into action.
The program for the 2015 Winter Institute is slightly different from the traditional program used in prior years. The intent is to provide attendees with the greatest insight and cutting edge information in a variety of service areas. To accomplish this, the program incorporates industry leaders and subject matter experts from across the state representing the American Planning Association – Florida Chapter, Florida Local Government Information Services Association, Florida Recreation & Park Association, American Public Works Association and the Florida Local Government Coalition, as well as leaders representing Public Safety & Law Enforcement and Water Resource Management.
Helping transform the content from information to action is internationally recognized speaker and leader of The Changing Point, Ian Hill. Ian Hill is recognized as one of North America’s foremost experts in community capacity building, having successfully assisted some 300 communities in the United States and Canada through his innovative social programs and philanthropy.
Ian has been recognized for his commitment to positive change by the National Council for Community and Justice which named him Humanitarian of the Year. He was nominated for the Prime Minister of Canada’s Social Innovator of the Year award, and his Let Them Be Kids program was named one of the most innovative social leisure programs in the world by the World Leisure Congress.
2015 Winter Institute Agenda
Thursday February 5, 2015
7:30 am – 8:45 am Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:30 am Panel #1 Guiding Growth and Development for Maximum Benefit – What Makes a City Great
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Panel #2 Parks, Play and the Public Realm – Creating a Healthy, Vibrant and Sustainable Community
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Panel #3 Sticks and Bricks / Pavement and Pipes – The Dilemma of Public Works Infrastructure
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Panel #4 Transitioning Operations and Services with the Technology of Tomorrow
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Panel #5 World Class Safety at the Local Level
Friday, February 6, 2015
7:45 am – 8:30 am Inspirational Breakfast/Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am Panel #6 Water, Water Everywhere – Integrated Water Management
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Closing Presentation – Transforming Information into Action and Building Community Capacity
The host hotel is the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 1st Street, St. Petersburg, Florida. Rooms have been blocked in the name of FCCMA. Please call (800) 944-5500 no later than January 6, 2015, to obtain your hotel room. The room rate is $139 per night. There is a charge for parking at the reduced rate of $10 per day.