Cape Coral Voters Approve $60 Million Parks Bond

by John Szerlag, City Manager, City of Cape Coral Major parks and recreation improvements to be made citywide Cape Coral voters approved a $60 million expansion of the city’s parks and recreation amenities. A general obligation bond referendum was on the General Election ballot. The measure passed with 54 percent of the vote. The “yes”…

December 2018 President’s Message

Greetings Fellow FCCMA Members, I hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays and is ready to celebrate a new year! 2018 has been a great year for our organization and 2019 will be another great year for FCCMA. After being sworn in as President in June I must tell you the time has flown by. I…

FCCMA Communications Committee News

by Mark Ryan, City Manager, City of Indian Harbour Beach and Chairman, Legislative Subcommittee Under the leadership of Chair John Titkanich, Vice Chair Jamie Titcomb, Executive Director, Casey Cook, and I have undertaken an initiative to develop a template letter (link below) that can be utilized by FCCMA members to congratulate newly elected or re-elected…

District III Training in Satellite Beach

On Friday December 7, we held our District III training event in Satellite Beach.  The topic was “Practical Approaches to Implementing Sustainability Initiatives” and our group of 20 shared thoughts and ideas regarding a variety of topics, including case law in Florida and nationally, building heights and coastal setbacks, creating sustainability boards and implementing sustainable/green…

December 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. Michael Carballa, District VII, Assistant County Administrator for Public Infrastructure, Pasco County, Full Member; Joanna Cunningham, District IV, Assistant to Village Manager, Village of…

Grand Challenges

The National Academy of Public Administration (https://www.napawash.org/) launched a new campaign to identify the Grand Challenges in Public Administration. The Grand Challenges are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to develop and drive an agenda for our government over the next decade.  They are looking to get input on two key questions: WHAT problems must federal, state and…