2019 CityStats Survey: Every City’s Data Matters!

The 2019 FLC CityStats survey is now underway. Please make sure your city takes part in this vital survey. Data collected is used to produce annual analysis reports, support the League’s legislative advocacy efforts and provide answers for member city data inquiries. Much of the CityStats data is not available anywhere else. The 2019 survey…

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Clermont City Manager Receives UCF Alumni Award

Clermont City Manager Darren Gray received a prestigious award from his alma matter this week. The University of Central Florida (UCF) honored Gray with the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award in Public Administration on May 7 at UCF’s Morgridge International Reading Center. The ceremony was held during Public Service Recognition Week. “Darren has demonstrated incredible success…

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May 2019 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. Andrew Butterfield, District VII, Affiliate Member; William Curvin, District VII, Management Analyst, Town of Kenneth City, Affiliate Member; Ken Frink, District VII, City Manager,…

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2019 District VII Networking Event

Date: 6/18/19 Time: 5-6:30 pm, followed by Gulfport City Council recognition at 7 p.m. Location: Habana Café, upstairs – 5402 Gulfport Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707 The Florida City and County Management Association is a community of city and county managers, and others aspiring to hold these positions. With more than 600 members, FCCMA provides…

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April 2019 President’s Message

Fellow FCCMA Members: Do not forget it’s time to register for the FCCMA annual conference! It’s important to register early, please make the commitment. Your President-Elect, Shannon Lewis (CM-Melbourne) and the Conference Planning Committee have been working really hard to put together another great conference. The President-Elect’s main job is to plan the annual conference…

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Legislative Session – Legislator Briefing Binding Lesson Learned

By John Titkanich, City Manager, City of Cocoa One of the early ideas discussed and embarked upon for the FCCMA Communications Committee was to enhance, as managers, our level of engagement with newly-elected or re-elected members of the Florida Senate or Florida House of Representatives. As manager’s we serve on the front lines and in…

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District Training in DeLand

On Friday April 26, District II held a training event at the Sanborn Center in DeLand.  The topic was “Current Trends and Best Practices for Employment Labor Law and Labor Negotiations.” Attorneys Jeff Mandel and Benton Woods both with the firm Fisher and Phillips, updated attendees on current trends and practices in this evolving law…

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PInellas County Red Tied Abatement

By Addie Javed, PE, Public Works Director, ajaved@pinellascounty.org and Tony Fabrizio, Public Information Specialist, Marketing & Communications, tfabrizio@pinellascounty.org Address: 22211 US Highway 19N, Building 1. Clearwater, FL 33765 Red tide is a naturally occurring microscopic algae, Karenia Brevis (K.brevis) that has been documented along Florida’s Gulf Coast since the 1840’s. It produces brevetoxins that affect…

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In Memoriam of W.D. Higginbotham

W. D. Higginbotham, a 25+-year FCCMA member, recently passed away. Mr. Higginbotham’s distinguished public sector career of over 30 years has included serving as chief executive officer and chief financial officer of cities in Florida and California. He served as City Manager of Gainesville, Melbourne Beach, Surfside, and Madeira Beach. After being recruited by the…

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