Canvassing has begun in order to fill positions on the Board of Directors. Letters were sent to eligible full members on November 27. There is one at-large director position and the secretary/treasurer position opening in May. All nominations must be self-nominations. To nominate oneself, a letter expressing interest should be sent to the Nominating Committee, c/o the FCCMA office, PO Box 1757, Tallahassee, FL 32302. In addition to the letter of interest (or included within it) should be a short resume paying particular attention to FCCMA participation and work experience. The self-nomination packet must be received by January 24, 2013. Below are the qualifications required for each position.
Secretary/Treasurer: (By-Laws Article V, Section 2)
To be elected as an FCCMA officer, the member must be a dues-paying, full member who is currently employed as a manager or an assistant/deputy manager, or an assistant to the manager or equivalent, is serving in a municipal or county government recognized by ICMA; shall have served at least 24 months on the Board of Directors and be serving full-time in a municipal or county government at the time he/she takes office; shall have at least three (3) years experience in Florida and shall be elected by a majority of those voting. Persons serving in an interim or acting capacity are not eligible to serve.
If you are interested in the secretary/treasurer position, it should be noted that this is a four-year commitment; the secretary/treasurer serves one year in that capacity and then moves up to president-elect, president and then past president.
At-Large Director: (By-Laws Article V, Section 6)
To be elected as a Director-at-Large, the member must be a full, dues-paying member, with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a full member in Florida, who is currently employed as a manager or an assistant/deputy manager, or an assistant to the manager or equivalent. Directors-at-Large shall serve a two (2) year term or until successors are duly elected.
Responsibilities and expectations of board members:
attend all meetings (4-5 per year)
- serve on and/or chair committee
- reach out to members-in-transition and potential new members
- attend FCCMA events such as on-site trainings, Winter Institute and Conference
The 2013 Nominating Committee will meet on March 1, 2013 at the Florida League of Cities office in Orlando to personally interview candidates in order to make its recommendation to the Board of Directors and membership. If you are interested in being considered, please keep that date open. Official voting will take place at the Annual Business Meeting on May 24, 2013 during the conference at the Hilton Orlando. An orientation for the Board of Directors will be given and the new board will be officially sworn in at the first meeting of Program Year 2013 on Saturday, May 25, 2013. This first meeting is subject to the attendance requirement for board members.
If you are a member in an odd-numbered district, meet the qualifications of a district director and are interested in serving, please get in touch with your district director. District elections must be completed by February 15.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lynn Lovallo at the FCCMA office.