Let me begin by saying how much I enjoyed seeing so many of you at this year’s Winter Institute. This Winter Institute was our best attended program yet and I want to thank Micah Maxwell and his Winter Institute Committee for all their hard work making our time in Tampa so beneficial. Also, let’s not forget to thank Business Watch along with Beth and Dani for lining up the partnership support that is so vital to our entire organization.
The Annual Conference will be here before you know it. Registration begins mid-march and I promise you Shannon Lewis and her conference planning committee have the best conference ever in store for us! The job of the President-Elect (Shannon Lewis) is to plan a better conference than the year before and I can assure you Shannon and her committee are doing just that! Stay tuned for more details about the 2019 Annual FCCMA Conference.
Finally, our Executive Director, Casey Cook and I attended the 2019 ICMA SE Region leadership meeting in Greenville, South Carolina. Our purpose in attending was to push ICMA to give more and better representation to Florida and the SE region of the United States when it comes to seats on the ICMA Board of Directors. So many of you have expressed an interest in serving. We are continuing to fight hard for our members and to promote the value of ICMA in Florida! I feel like other states are coming around to our line of thinking and in the end Florida will get a better opportunity to be represented!
Finally, we have a substantial number of members who have applied to serve on the FCCMA Board for 2019/2020. THANK YOU!!!!! We can do no less than to get involved and serving the membership as a board member is an honor and a privilege. I’m thrilled so many of you want to get involved!