District III Training in Satellite Beach

On Friday December 7, we held our District III training event in Satellite Beach.  The topic was “Practical Approaches to Implementing Sustainability Initiatives” and our group of 20 shared thoughts and ideas regarding a variety of topics, including case law in Florida and nationally, building heights and coastal setbacks, creating sustainability boards and implementing sustainable/green…

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December 2018 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. Michael Carballa, District VII, Assistant County Administrator for Public Infrastructure, Pasco County, Full Member; Juan C. Jimenez “J.C.”, District V, Town Manager, Town of Bay…

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Grand Challenges

The National Academy of Public Administration (https://www.napawash.org/) launched a new campaign to identify the Grand Challenges in Public Administration. The Grand Challenges are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to develop and drive an agenda for our government over the next decade.  They are looking to get input on two key questions: WHAT problems must federal, state and…

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Florida Opportunity Zones Conference

CDFA is excited to announce a new partnership with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to bring together a special convening of local communities for a conference focused on Opportunity Zones. Please join them for the Florida Opportunity Zones Conference on December 18-19, 2018 in Orlando, FL. Space is limited – register early to secure…

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Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award

Each year, the Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award elevates city-led strategies that most successfully engage citizens to help create and implement solutions to pressing local problems. Cities of Service knows that many cities are involving citizens in creative and effective ways, including civic tech, data analysis, impact volunteering, and more. These cities are combining…

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Long-Term Recovery Process Event in Rosemary Beach

CITGO Petroleum and SBP are holding an event from December 5th to 7th at The Pearl Hotel, 63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach. This event was developed to bring together community leaders from Texas and Florida whose communities are at different stages of the long-term recovery process. The officials from Texas will share what they learned…

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Cybersecurity and Local Government; Not If But When

by Mike Grebosz, Assistant City Manager, DeLand At the 2018 FCCMA Fall Symposium on November 8th at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, several dozen attendees learned about the reality of cybersecurity threats to local government. The FCCMA Professional Development Committee chose this topic for the Symposium after hearing from the membership after our…

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Suzanne Sherman, Assistant City Manager, Satellite Beach

How long have you been a FCCMA member and why did you join?  When I was in one of my final classes working toward my Masters in Public Administration at UCF in 2003, the professor, Dr. Evan Berman, told us that one of the steps we should take toward building a career in local government…

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Joint UCF/FCCMA District III Networking Event

On November 19, 2018 FCCMA District III members came together with students from three UCF Student Chapters: UCF ICMA, Emergency Management Student Association, and the Urban Knights.  This was the first event scheduled in District III that was focused solely on networking, both with existing members and students who are interested in serving in the…

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November 2018 Innovation Edge

By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation TLG Conference Registration is Open!! For the first time, we’re offering TLG Throwback Rates. Register before December 15 to get the member rate of $600. The Early Bird Rate then goes to $660. Get all of the info here. The Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG)…

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Congratulations to Ambreen Bhatty

North Lauderdale City Manager Ambreen Bhatty was recognized by the Broward County Commission with a proclamation by Commissioner Michael Udine designating October 30, 2018 as “Ambreen Bhatty Day for her 25 years of service in local government. Sunrise City Manager Richard Salomon, Lauderdale Lakes City Manager Philip Alleyne, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Assistant Town Manager Sharon Ragoonan and…

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