In Memoriam of Andy Anderson

Mexico Beach City Andy Anderson passed away suddenly earlier this month. He was Director of Economic Development and External Affairs in Palm Bay before becoming city administrator in Mexico Beach in August. He is survived by his wife, Sybrina.

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Maximizing Tax Dollars and Saving Lives by Creating a More Efficient Fleet

By Sarah Hannah-Spurlock, Nighttime Economy Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale 100 N. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 sspurlock@fortlauderdale.gov   If your city is anything like Fort Lauderdale, everything the city government does is scrutinized by the public, including how we use our fleet of vehicles. From the response time of our firefighters to the…

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November 2019 Legislative Update

By Mark Ryan, City Manager, City of Indian Harbour Beach As Chairperson of the FCCMA Legislative Committee I am submitting the fourth 2020 Florida Legislative Session update. The 2020 Legislative Season is now in full swing with the commencement of Interim Committee Meetings this week. As of today, November 7, 2019  1137 bills have been…

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November 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. Bryan Cobb, District III, City Manager, City of Oviedo, Full Member; Maxine Cazeau, District IV, Bachelor in Accounting, Indian River State College, Student Member;…

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2020 Transforming Local Government Conference

SAVE THE DATE! May 5-8, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Innovation Action TLG is the premier live experience connecting and supporting leading local government innovators. Four days of fiery positive energy designed specifically for you and your team. Transforming innovation into action. Registration opening soon at www.transformgov.org/TLG

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November 2019 President’s Message

It was great to see so many of our FCCMA members at the ICMA Conference and at the Florida dinner held in Nashville. I hope that everyone found the conference to be educational and interesting. It won’t be long before FCCMA is playing host to ICMA in Tampa, which will provide us with the opportunity…

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Congratulations to ICMA 2019 Celebration of Service Recipients

45 Years Frank T. DiGiovanni James DiPietro George A. Long Roger Reinke 40 Years Albert P.  Childress Robert M. Herr Edward F. Lavallee James P. McKnight Leo E. Ochs Jr. Steven Sarkozy David w. Saunders Henry P. Schubert Jr. 35 Years Carl Harness Stanley D. Hawthorne Kelly Shoemaker Carl L. Smart 30 Years Rafael G.…

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New resource to explore the intersection between juvenile crime, child welfare and the lack of afterschool

The Florida Afterschool Network (FAN) recently published the results from a statewide survey of afterschool and summer learning providers. What makes this report unique is the utilization of software to map responses by county. Paired with data from multiple sources, FAN reveals correlations between interaction frequency with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Florida…

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Leadership ICMA

by James Slaton, Deputy City Manager, City of Lake Wales Leadership ICMA is a competitive, intensive two-year ICMA University program designed to cultivate key competencies needed for successful leadership at all levels of local government management. The program’s capstone projects require participants to demonstrate their competence in the concepts presented throughout the Leadership ICMA program. Working in…

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Looking for SME’s for the 2020 Legislative Session

By Mark Ryan, City Manager, City of Indian Harbour Beach We are looking for SME’s (Subject Matter Experts) to assist our organization’s Legislative Committee as we navigate through the 2020 Legislative Session. Believe it or not the upcoming session has commenced with the Interim Legislative Committee Meetings in both chambers and will run from September…

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In Memoriam of Donald Cooper

Former Port St. Lucie City Manager Don Cooper passed away on Monday, October 14th at 69. He served on FCCMA’s Board of Directors as a District Director from 1998-2000. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters Kimberly and Ginny; and several grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, October 17th at the…

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October 2019 Legislative Update

By Mark Ryan, City Manager, City of Indian Harbour Beach Here is a synopsis of some of the bills that have been filed that you may wish to monitor. This is by no means an all-inclusive list. Note: any bill filed in the legislature has the ability to be tracked by you and receive updates…

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