The Director’s Lottery

By Casey Lucius, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Marco Island 50 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145, clucius@cityofmarcoisland.com What does it mean to be a team? How can a finance director, a public works director, a police chief, a city clerk, and five or six other experienced, smart, and talented professionals work together to…

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October 2020 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. Rodd Hale, District VII, Assistant City Manager, City of New Port Richey, Full Member; Dionne Johnson, District IV, Bachelor Degree, Polk State College, Student…

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Meet Dale Martin, City Manager, Fernandina Beach

How long have you been a FCCMA member and why did you join? I became a member of FCCMA following my appointment as the Fernandina Beach City Manager in December, 2015. Are you an ICMA member, why did you join, and how long have you been a member? I have been a full member of…

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September 2020 President’s Message

September has been an exciting month for FCCMA. I would like to thank all of you who participated in our Professional Development and Winter Institute Survey. Your feedback is incredibly helpful as we make decisions regarding our events and trainings. FCCMA always offers ethics training at the annual conference. Though we could not hold the…

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IN MEMORIAM: Carl Schwing 1956 – 2020

  “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  Carl Schwing joined FCCMA in 1998 when he was City Manager of St. Pete Beach. He also served as the Assistant City Manager of Cape Coral from 2005 to 2011 and City Manager of Bonita…

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Congratulations to 2020 ICMA Awards Recipients

Congratulations to Dr. Philip C. Harris, District Recovery Manager, Broward County Public Schools. He has been award honorary membership in ICMA. This membership is awarded to an individual outside of the profession of local government management because of his or her distinguished public service and contributions to the improvement and strengthening of local government. Dr.…

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IN MEMORIAM: Mark E. Durbin 1954 – 2020

Visitation and Service Information Visitation: Friday, October 2, 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Osceola Memory Gardens, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee. Celebration of life: Saturday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. at Kissimmee Christian Church, 415 N Main Street, Kissimmee. “Mark’s life is an excellent example of a life well lived.” Said Ken Parker, friend…

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Fall Leadership Lecture Series at Florida International University

JOIN FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FOR THE FALL 2020 LEADERSHIP LECTURE SERIES This hour-long Zoom lecture series features public sector leaders discussing contemporary challenges and sharing insight into their leadership and professional development experience. There is also interactive Q&A with students and attendees. For more information, please visit go.fiu.edu/publicaffairslead. If you have any questions, please contact…

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September 2020 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. Kristina Ciuperger, District IV, Special Assistant to the City Manager, City of Port St. Lucie, Full Member; Dru Driscoll, District II, Deputy City Manager,…

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August 2020 President’s Message

This year has thrown us many curveballs, but it has been amazing to watch how resilient our staff, partners and membership have been.  Now more than ever the value of FCCMA and the sense of community it brings is powerful, but we need to keep it going.  Its easy for the President to have a…

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