December 2016 Message from the Executive Director

For only the third time in the state’s history, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) will meet in 2017 to review the framework that is the foundation of Florida’s government. The CRC’s review of Florida’s Constitution could impact every aspect of our daily lives- education, health care, natural resources, economic development, crime, taxes and how our…

Ethics Connections Program

The Center for Applied Ethics at Palm Beach State College will hold a three-part ethical empowerment certificate program for navigating the “New Normal” with values, ethics and integrity. Ethical Excellence Seminar will be held Friday, January 20, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Experience this highly interactive session that provides the tools, skills and strategies…

Norton Bonaparte, City Manager, Sanford

How long have you been a FCCMA member? Since 2011 Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, starting in 1977 Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. I have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a   Master of Public Administration from Cornell University’s Graduate School…

City of Sanford Citizens Academy

By Lisa Holder, Communications Officer, City of Sanford Local government is government closest to the people, it’s where the “rubber meets the road.” This local turf, called the public sector, is accessible and thrives on citizen engagement.  Couple that with the opportunity to educate the citizenry and you have a magical formula that equals the…

How St. Petersburg, FL Uses the SeeClickFix Tool to Engage Citizens During Times of Disruption, Crisis

City of St. Petersburg, FL; David Flintom December 6, 2016 | 4:01 PM THIS BLOG POST HAS BEEN WRITTEN BY GUEST CONTRIBUTOR, DAVID FLINTOM, MAYOR’S ACTION CENTER, DIRECTOR, ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA St. Petersburg has been a partner with SeeClickFix for over two years, and we have found great success with this tool for citizen engagement.  From potholes…

PORT ST. LUCIE – Assistant City Manager

(pop. 179,413) Opening Date:12/9/16 Closing Date: until filled Salary Range: “Competitive Salary Commensurate with Experience and Excellent Benefits Package” Summary: Responsible administrative and professional work in assisting and working with the City Manager, must be able to provide operational coordination and assistance in areas as assigned. Must be able to identify issues, assess alternatives, provide…

TREASURE ISLAND – Administration/Budget Intern

VACANCY DATE:                   Spring Semester, beginning in January 2017 STIPEND:                               $2,500 CLOSING DATE:                    Open Until Filled  JOB DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Interns are expected to exercise independent judgement in solving most problems and work under the general supervision of the Finance Director. Hours can be flexible so that it is accommodating a class schedule. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:…

December 2016 New Members

The following membership applications have been received. If no current member comes forth with a reason why these applicants should not be approved as members, he/she will be invoiced for dues. Brenda Fettrow, District III, City Manager, City of Rockledge, Full Member; William Kauffman, District VII, Assistant City Manager, City of Ocala, Full Member; and…