Center for Florida Local Governmanet Excellence

December Webinar – “Understanding Your Financial Reports From Pre-Audit to CAFR”

“Government Fund accounting is confusing to many government employees, including those responsible for administration of program budgets and finances. The numerous requirements that local governments must follow in terms of financial formats, reporting, and controls adds to the confusion because most employees are not involved with these details; albeit understanding how this works is a…

It’s a Good Thing: Form of Government Recognition

By Lynn Tipton, FCCMA Executive Director What do Estero, Hillsboro Beach, Kenneth City, Live Oak, and Sumter County have in common?  It isn’t geography, population, scope of services, or tax base…it is the recent adoption or recognition of their form of government as Council-Manager or Commission-Manager (C-M).  And, we are celebrating these cities and one…

Managing Public Records Compliance: A 2015 Survey of FCCMA Member Agencies

Over recent years, local government agencies throughout the state of Florida have faced a number of emerging challenges with regard to the receipt and fulfillment of public records requests.  In several instances, excessive volume and mishandled requests have resulted in significant workflow disruptions and costly legal proceedings for local governments as well as their contracted…

November 2015 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation Alliance Ambassadors are a life line to their organization and to the Alliance. It is their engagement and commitment to building a culture of innovation that keeps the collaboration in their organization and across the membership strong. As part of the Alliance’s mission to inspire…