2018 – 2019 Newly-Credentialed Managers

Steve Botelho, Assistant County Administrator, Sarasota County Andrew Hyatt, City Manager, Neptune Beach Christopher Lagerbloom, City Manager, Fort Lauderdale Joseph Murphy, Town Manager, Belleair Jason Nunemaker, City Manager, Fellsmere Nydia Rafols, Former Deputy City Manager, Hallandale Beach Emilie Smith, Assistant City Manager, Sunrise

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FCCMA 2019 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Howard Tipton, County Administrator, St. Lucie County, 2019 recipient of the Richard (Dick) Simmons Lifetime Achievement Award. Michael J. Roberto Award for Career Development: Jonathan R. Lewis, County Administrator, Sarasota County President’s Award: Mayor George Cretekos, City of Clearwater If You Care You Do Award: Dr. Michael L. Abels, Retired City Manager, City…

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2019 Years of Service to FCCMA Awards

Congratulations to Samuel Halter for 50 years of service! 45 Years Craig M. Hunter Dan Kleman Anthony Shoemaker 40 Years Robert S. LaSala John C. Litton Peter G. Lombardi William Neron Frederick C. Nutt 35 Years John J. Drago Joseph L. Gallegos Robert E. Lee Kenneth W. Parker V. Eugene Williford III 30 Years Michael…

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Program Year 2019 – 2020 Board of Directors

President: Shannon Lewis, City Manager, Melbourne President-Elect: Micah Maxwell, Assistant City Manager, City of Clearwater Secretary/Treasurer: Horace McHugh, Deputy City Manager, Coral Springs Past President: Michael Cernech, City Manager, Tamarac District I Director: Michael Beedie, City Manager, Fort Walton Beach District II Director: Michael Grebosz, Assistant City Manager, DeLand District III Director: Suzanne Sherman, Deputy City Manager, Palm Bay District IV Director: Lori…

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ICMA 2019 Annual Conference

By Jim Hanson, FCCMA Past President Join ICMA for our 2019 Annual Conference, October 20-23, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1914, ICMA has sponsored an annual conference that enables local government managers and their staffs to network, discuss key management issues, review major local government developments, adopt policy statements, and conduct association business. Conference keynote…

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2019 District VII Networking Event Update

Members in District VII held a networking event on Tuesday, June 18th at the Habana Cafe in Gulfport. After the networking event, the group accompanied District VII Director Matt Spoor to the City of Gulfport to recognize the mayor and council for 65 years of council-manager form of government.

Joseph (JP) Murphy, Town Manager, Town of Belleair

How long have you been an FCCMA member, and why did you join? I have been a member of FCCMA for 13 years. I became a member when my then boss and mentor Micah Maxwell brought me to the annual conference when I was still an MPA student at USF, just beginning my career at…

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Is Your Community a Health Community Champion

The Florida Department of Health wants to recognize communities taking a Health in All Policies approach to comprehensive planning. Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to improving health by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. By implementing recommended policies, local governments can promote community environments where the healthy choice…

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June 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. Anthony Apfelbeck, District III, Director of Building and Fire Safety, City of Altamonte Springs, Affiliate Member; Allan Biddlecomb, District VII, Program Administrator, Public Infrastructure…

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June 2019 President’s Message

When Mike Cernech took office as president last year, he and I spoke about the need for continuity in order to provide valuable programs and opportunities for our membership long-term. In addition to continuing the good work already in motion, the goals I have for this year have been derived from the principles of our…

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Featured Member: Jeffrey Brown, Deputy City Manager, Haines City

How long have you been a FCCMA member and why did you join? 25 years. I was encouraged by my boss, Bobby Green to join to stay educated on currents trends and network with other members to learn firsthand about the profession. Are you an ICMA member, why did you join, and how long have…

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