FCCMA 2020 Awards Program

The Florida City and County Management Association’s (FCCMA) annual awards program recognizes the achievements of its members and their significant contributions to the management of local government in Florida. The program includes more than dozen categories for both awards and scholarship prizes. Awardees from every category are nominated and selected by their peers.

“FCCMA members are passionate public administrators, dedicated to their local communities as well as the local government profession and this association,” said FCCMA President Shannon Lewis, city manager for the City of Melbourne. “These awards aim to recognize those members who have demonstrated outstanding service and exceptional contributions to the profession and to this association. On behalf of the entire association, I’d like to congratulate this year’s award winners and thank each of them for all that they do.”

Click on Kurt’s, Jill’s, Alexander’s and T Michael’s pictures to watch videos from members congratulating them on their awards. Listen to Brandon and Lindsey tell us what they are planning to do with their scholarships.

Congratulations to this year’s award and scholarship recipients!

Richard (Dick) Simmons Lifetime Achievement Award

Given to an exemplary member who has served the profession or the association with steadfast dedication, innovation and the highest standard of excellence. This award is a memorial to Dick Simmons – pioneer in the profession, past FCCMA president, range rider emeritus and a 60+ year FCCMA member.

Kurt Bressner – ICMA/FCCMA Senior Advisor

Michael J. Roberto Award for Career Development

Recognizes a member who has made a significant contribution to the development of new talent in professional local government management (internships, mentoring, etc.). This award is a memorial to Michael Roberto, a past president of the FCCMA and a recognized leader in the development of public management careers.

Jill Silverboard
Deputy County Administrator, Pinellas County

Professional Management Matters Award

Recognizes an outstanding and long-term local government administrator who has fostered representative democracy by enhancing the effectiveness of local elected officials and by consistently initiating creative and successful programs.

Alexander Diaz
Town Manager, Golden Beach

Assistant for Excellence in Leadership Award

Given to a member who has significantly demonstrated excellence in leadership while serving as an assistant (regardless of title) to a chief local government administrator or department head.

T. Michael Stavres
Assistant City Manager, Winter Haven

If You Care, You Do! Award

Given by the board of directors to an FCCMA member for going above and beyond on a project or program.

President’s Award

Given by the president in appreciation for individual(s) who have unswervingly supported the profession of city and county management.

Douglas Baber
Human Resources and Risk Management Director

Sarah Hannah-Spurlock
Nighttime Economy Manager, Fort Lauderdale

Michael Sittig
Executive Director, Florida League of Cities

FCCMA’s Who’s Who Under 40 Award

Recognizes local government leaders in Florida under the age of 40 for their personal and professional excellence. Those selected are among the industry’s top emerging talent and will be an integral part of the FCCMA and local government administration for years to come.

Michael Grebosz
Assistant City Manager, DeLand

Brad Johnson
Assistant County Administrator, Sarasota County

Adam Reichbach
Assistant City Manager, Hollywood

Outgoing Executive Board Award

Given by the board of directors and membership to an outgoing member of the board in recognition of voluntary leadership.

Michael Cernech
City Manager, Tamarac

President’s Gavel Plaque

Given in recognition of voluntary leadership to the outgoing president by the board of directors and membership.

Shannon Lewis
City Manager, Melbourne

Lifesaver Award

Recognizes those managers who assisted managers-in-transition with obtaining permanent or temporary employment.

Howard Tipton
County Administrator, St. Lucie County

Senior Advisor Award

Recognizes retired managers for their dedicated service to the profession.

Oel Wingo
Retired City Manager

B. Harold Farmer Scholarship

Given in memory of an FCCMA past president, this academic scholarship provides a stipend to attend the annual conference.

Brandon Henry
Master of Public Administration
University of South Florida

Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship

Given in memory of Raymond C. Sittig, the longtime executive director of the Florida League of Cities, this scholarship provides a stipend to attend annual conference.

Lindsey Johnson
Master of Public Administration
Florida Gulf Coast University

Academic Scholarships

Provides tuition assistance and includes a stipend to attend the annual conference.

Brett McFarlane
Master of Public Administration
Florida Gulf Coast University

Fabiana Solano
Master of Public Administration
Florida Gulf Coast University

FCCMA Service Awards

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Newly-Credentialed Managers

Ajibola Balogun, West Park

Michael Beedie, Fort Walton Beach

Howard Brown, Indiantown

Michael Hein, Groveland

Alphonso Jefferson, Broward County

Ryan Leavengood, Lake Alfred

Nancy Morando, Parkland

Nicholas Mimms, Fort Pierce

Don Rosenthal, Pasco County

Matthew Spoor, Safety Harbor