Cape Coral Achieves Progress in Addressing Challenges

by John Szerlag, City Manager, City of Cape Coral Cape Coral is the 10th largest city in Florida, and has ranked the city No. 9 on the list of “Fastest Growing Cities in 2018.” As we continue to grow, we must work to overcome several challenges of being a pre-platted community, which produces development…


2018 Plantation Onsite Training Session

Nearly 60 attendees gathered at the onsite training session in Plantation on April 4 to discuss social media use in city/county government. Presenters provided an overview of social media, practical city/county uses, how to encourage citizen engagement, best practices and organizational controls.

State of the Cities 2017 Report

What does a city in Florida look like? Is it a beachfront metropolis? A community of rolling fields and farms? A weathered and cozy fishing village? Is it a high-tech hub of research and innovation? A forested gem of nature trails and wildlife? A buzzing center of world travelers and students? Is it a downtown of…


ICMA Coaching Program Webinar: “Creating a Culture for Cultivating Talent and Results

This has been rescheduled to June 20. 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT (1:00-2:30 p.m. ET), Thursday, May 10 Register now for this no-charge webinar: Topics: How can you retool your organizational culture and design your workplace for better results? What are practical steps to make your agency better able to attract, grow, and…


April 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. Advanced Disposal, District II, Contact: Kelly Swisher, Municipal Marketing & Government Affairs Manager, Corporate Member; Cari A. Branco, District VI, Assistant City Manager, City of…


March 2018 President’s Message

First, hearty congratulations goes out to Shaunna and Casey Cook on the birth of Collins Montgomery Cook. As first-time parents, they can look forward to all of the joys, lack of sleep and new adventures that come with babies. The FCCMA Nominating Committee met last Friday, March 23rd in Orlando to interview candidates and make…


FCCMA’s 2018 Spring Symposium

By Kristina King, FCCMA Student Member FCCMA’s 2018 Spring Symposium “Ad Valorem Taxes and Alternative Revenue Sources,” was held at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Cohen Center on March 16th. This event, co-sponsored by the FGCU ICMA Student Chapter, focused on recent legislative actions and their potential impacts for local governments, identifying and utilizing alternative revenue…


Coexisting at the Edges, Meet the New Exurban

Click here  to access an article in PM magazine by Evangeline Linkous and Randy Reid, ICMA Southeastern Director and FCCMA past president, on how politics, economics and land use are changing at the urban/rural interface.

MPA Night at USF

USF is holding an MPA night on April 11th and encourages FCCMA members to attend. If you are interested in attending the MPA Night at the University of South Florida, please email Stephen Aiken at for an official invitation.

Every City’s Data Matters! Make sure your city is included

Need to know how many cities in your population range have the same form of government as your city? Wonder how many cities in your region contract out their fire services and to what entity? Searching for the average surcharge imposed by cities that provide water service to neighboring jurisdictions? Trying to draft an ethics…