by Lori LaVerriere, City Manager, City of Boynton Beach
Our District IV Networking event was a success! This event was sponsored by FCCMA, PBCCMA and FAU. As you can see in the photos we had a great turnout. We set up the event like a “speed dating” event…..different managers spoke on a variety of topics as the students moved around to each table. Our feedback was excellent. I am meeting with one of the students next week to discuss a job opportunity. They are all very bright and eager to work. We are now discussing a shadowing program with FAU. I may do the test run for the first one.
Congratulations are in order to Maylee DeJesus who started the ICMA student chapter at FAU and now serves as President. She worked very hard to pull this together. This is our third event and it grows each year. Not only did it serve the students well but it re-energized all of the managers who attended! We’ve been chatting for days about how enriching the opportunity was for all of us. The future our of profession is bright!!