November 15 Webinar

Don’t miss the webinar “Simplified Strategic Planning – What All Agencies Can Do” on November 15 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern. This will cover ICMA Practice Area 13: Strategic Planning. Over the last five years, local governments have seen reduced revenues, cuts in personnel, frozen wages, unfunded mandates, and plenty of uncertainty about expectations…

November New Members

The following membership applications have been received.  If no current member comes forth with a reason why this applicant should not be approved as a member, they will be invoiced for dues. Cheryl S. Atkins, District II, Grants Coordinator, City of Deltona, Affiliate Member; Heather Bacus, District VI, Director of Human Resources, Charlotte County, Affiliate…

Creating an Innovation Economy Platform in a University Community – Erik Berdfeldt, Project Leader

Since 2001, the City of Gainesville has worked to accentuate its local economic competitive advantage which is the growth and development of innovative economy industry. This is due to: 1) the community’s profile that emphasizes the role of intellectual and social capital in community economic development with the University of Florida and Santa Fe College…

Meet Bob LaSala – District VII Director

How long have you been a FCCMA member? 32 Years. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? Yes, for 38 Years. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. B.A. in History from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. MPA Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University Graduate of the Senior…

Executive Director October Article

Happy New Fiscal Year!  This calendar year is rapidly passing, which usually leaves me feeling a bit sad, but a new fiscal year can bring some smiles…new goals, new ideas – and a recommitment to our local governments.  Having just returned from the ICMA Conference in Phoenix, there are two items to share with you…

FCCMA Fall Symposium Schedule

The FCCMA Professional Development Committee has planned the fall symposium, “The Challenge of Providing Services for the Next Five Years.”  You have a choice of attending the symposium on November 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Port Orange Lakeside Pavilion or on November 30 at the Sarasota Hyatt. The November 30 symposium…

Winter Haven Onsite Training Session

Every city and county manager and department head faces daily challenges and every so often a mini crisis that tests their wits and experience. However, some local government managers, when they least expect it, are confronted with a “major crisis” that brings international attention to their agency and the manager is thrust into the middle…

October New Members

The following membership applications have been received.  If no current member comes forth with a reason why this applicant should not be approved as a member, they will be invoiced for dues. Steven Alexander, District V, Former City Manager, Subscriber Member; John Bailey, District I, Master’s of Public Administration, Florida State University, Student Member; Jerry…

September Member Profile

Judith (Judie) Ann Zimomra City Manager, City of Sanibel District VI Director How long have you been a FCCMA member? Since starting Florida employment in 2001; 11 years ago. Are you an ICMA member and if so, how long? 30+ years. Please describe your areas of formal/advanced education. BA Kent State University MPA – Finance…

September New Members

The following membership application has been received.  If no current member comes forth with a reason why this applicant should not be approved as a member, the applicant will be invoiced for dues.  Walter Barry, District VII, Retired, Life Member; Michael Beedie, District I, City Manager, City of Fort Walton Beach, Full Member; Sheri Coven, District…