District V Training in Pinecrest

On Friday March 22, District V held a training event in PInecrest.  The topic was “Mindfulness.” The group learned techniques to help them put aside distractions, be present, focused and in-the-moment.  Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to network and meet others engaged in local government work.  Keep a look out for more great training programs like…

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Strategic Community Engagement

By Russ Blackburn, City Manager and Kate Parmelee, Strategic Initiatives Director, City of Port St. Lucie The future of our cities and counties are shaped by those who live there today.  An ongoing challenge for local government leaders is finding ways to effectively engage residents so we can ensure our services and policies reflect their…

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Growth Management Workshops in Duval County

May 9-10, 2019 Duval County UF/IFAS Extension Office, 1010 N. McDuff Avenue, Jacksonville On Thursday, May 9, there will be a growth management planning officials training and on Friday, May 10, there will be a planning administration best practices series. To register, click here. Gene Boyles, Senior Fellow of the Program for Resource Efficient Communities,…

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“Ethics in Action — When You Need to Say ‘No'” ICMA Coaching Webinar

The ICMA Coaching Program invites you and all of the members of your team to this free webinar: “Ethics in Action — When You Need to Say ‘No’” — ICMA Coaching Program webinar 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT (2:00-3:30 p.m. ET), Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Advance registration required for this webinar: click here. Webinar…

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Celebrating Public Service

Florida International University invites you to attend an event celebrating public service. The purpose of the event is for FIU students to learn more about local public servants and their roles in the community. It is also an opportunity to showcase the officials’ expertise and network with other local officials. Each of the officials will…

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March 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. Felicia Donnelly, District VII, Assistant City Manager, City of Oldsmar, Full Member; Alan Florez, District II, Southeast Sales Leader, Foundation Risk Partners, Affiliate Member;…

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Congratulations Joe Yarbrough for ICMA Life Membership Designation

Retired South Daytona City Manager Joseph Yarbrough was honored by his colleagues and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for his 43 years in the profession and 31 years of service to the City of South Daytona.  He is the longest sitting city manager in Volusia County. At the February Volusia Managers Association meeting, ICMA…

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February 2019 President’s Message

Let me begin by saying how much I enjoyed seeing so many of you at this year’s Winter Institute. This Winter Institute was our best attended program yet and I want to thank Micah Maxwell and his Winter Institute Committee for all their hard work making our time in Tampa so beneficial. Also, let’s not…

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Taylor Brown, City Manager, City of Perry

How long have you been a FCCMA member and why did you join?  I was a City Planner prior to transitioning to City Manager. I had been active for many years in the American (and Florida) Planning Associations which had proven vital to my continued professional development.  I became a city manager in the spring…

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Engagement Leads to High Performance

by Gina Peebles, Assistant County Manager, Alachua County This year’s Winter Institute took participants from the management style of the Industrial Revolution through the present.  Between 1870 and 1970, management was through strict supervision.  Tasks were small and repetitive.  Human capital was expendable. Post 1970, rapid change occurred, much of which was due to technological…

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2019 ICMA’s Local Government Excellence Awards

ICMA is accepting award nominations through March 4, 2019, and this year they hope to see even more nominations from The Sunshine State! Please consider nominating someone in your organization. Award recipients will be honored at ICMA’s 105th Annual Conference in Nashville, TN.  

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