March 2020 President’s Message

Fellow FCCMA Members: I want to extend my gratitude for your continued investment in FCCMA and your cities and counties, now more than ever. As we enter uncharted territory with COVID-19, I want to recognize and applaud the strength and resiliency found in local governments as well as our association. FCCMA appreciates the diligent work…

Recruitment to Hire:  Getting Your Hires to Work

By Douglas G. Baber, SHRM-CP, Interim Human Resources & Risk Management Director, St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners; and Shanelle Tomlin, SHRM-CP, PHR, Human Resources Generalist, St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Florida Benchmarking Consortium (FBC) provides Lean Six Sigma (Yellow and Green Belt) training to various St. Lucie County Board of…

Beyond the Town Hall

By Larry Schooler, Director of Consensus Building and Community Engagement, CD&P City leaders are grappling with the unimaginable—the protection of their entire community from a threat the likes of which many of us have never seen.  Amid all this chaos, we continue to need robust, two-way communication with the public we serve, even if they…

In Memoriam: David Collier

FCCMA was notified of David’s passing, which occurred March 11.  David was an ICMA and FCCMA member until his retirement in 2006, and had served as manager of Martin County as well as the City of Stuart.  He also worked with Colin Baenziger’s executive search firm.  He was a Marine Corps Air Reservist and had…

2020 Florida Police Chiefs Association Awards

Send In Your Award Nominations!  The Florida Police Chiefs Association has established a number of awards to recognize law enforcement professionals and their agencies who have distinguished themselves in service. The Florida Police Chiefs Association is now accepting nominations for the following awards: Outstanding Chief Executive Officer of the Year Outstanding Command Officer of the…

March 2020 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. Vickie Gainor, District I, City Manager, City of Lynn Haven, Full Member; John J. Holman, District II, City Manager, City of Starke, Full Member;…