Florida Opportunity Zones Conference

CDFA is excited to announce a new partnership with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to bring together a special convening of local communities for a conference focused on Opportunity Zones. Please join them for the Florida Opportunity Zones Conference on December 18-19, 2018 in Orlando, FL. Space is limited – register early to secure…

Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award

Each year, the Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award elevates city-led strategies that most successfully engage citizens to help create and implement solutions to pressing local problems. Cities of Service knows that many cities are involving citizens in creative and effective ways, including civic tech, data analysis, impact volunteering, and more. These cities are combining…

Cybersecurity and Local Government; Not If But When

by Mike Grebosz, Assistant City Manager, DeLand At the 2018 FCCMA Fall Symposium on November 8th at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, several dozen attendees learned about the reality of cybersecurity threats to local government. The FCCMA Professional Development Committee chose this topic for the Symposium after hearing from the membership after our…

Joint UCF/FCCMA District III Networking Event

On November 19, 2018 FCCMA District III members came together with students from three UCF Student Chapters: UCF ICMA, Emergency Management Student Association, and the Urban Knights.  This was the first event scheduled in District III that was focused solely on networking, both with existing members and students who are interested in serving in the…

November 2018 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation TLG Conference Registration is Open!! For the first time, we’re offering TLG Throwback Rates. Register before December 15 to get the member rate of $600. The Early Bird Rate then goes to $660. Get all of the info here. The Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG)…

Congratulations to Ambreen Bhatty

North Lauderdale City Manager Ambreen Bhatty was recognized by the Broward County Commission with a proclamation by Commissioner Michael Udine designating October 30, 2018 as “Ambreen Bhatty Day for her 25 years of service in local government. Sunrise City Manager Richard Salomon, Lauderdale Lakes City Manager Philip Alleyne, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Assistant Town Manager Sharon Ragoonan and…

November 2018 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. Barry Burton, District VII, County Administrator, Pinellas County, Full Member; Sean T. Callahan, District VI, Executive Director – Corporate Business Operations, Collier County, Affiliate Member; Jeffrey…