In Memoriam of W.D. Higginbotham

W. D. Higginbotham, a 25+-year FCCMA member, recently passed away. Mr. Higginbotham’s distinguished public sector career of over 30 years has included serving as chief executive officer and chief financial officer of cities in Florida and California. He served as City Manager of Gainesville, Melbourne Beach, Surfside, and Madeira Beach. After being recruited by the…

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District Training at Florida Gulf Coast University

On Friday April 12, District VI held a training event at Florida Gulf Coast University, co-sponsored by the FGCU ICMA Student Chapter.  The topic was “Professional Management: Ethical Challenges in 2019.” Student members from the FGCU ICMA Student Chapter moderated the event. A group of managers from the region shared their experiences with the attendees. …

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May and June 2019 ICMA Coaching Program Webinars

The ICMA Coaching Program invites you and all of the members of your team to these free webinars: Retooling Workplace Culture to Thrive in the 21st Century Thursday, May 16, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET / 10:00 am – 11:30 pm PT Registration is FREE – Advance registration is required. Learn why local governments…

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2019 District IV Networking Event

by Lori LaVerriere, City Manager, City of Boynton Beach Our District IV Networking event was a success!   This event was sponsored by FCCMA, PBCCMA and FAU.  As you can see in the photos we had a great turnout.  We set up the event like a “speed dating” event…..different managers spoke on a variety of topics…

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FCCMA Training in Plantation

FCCMA held a training on March 29th in Plantation on “Enhancing Education in Your Community: Using a Business Action Team.” Attendees were provided an overview of how the public education systems affected their communities and their ability to attract quality business. They learned how and why businesses, cities, counties and school boards need to work…

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April 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 will be invoiced for dues. Christia Alou, District V, Village Manager, Village of El Portal, Full Member; Andy Brooks, District III, Administrative Services Director, City of Casselberry, Affiliate Member;…

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Maria Menendez, Former Assistant Manager

How long have you been a FCCMA member and why did you join? Five years. To expand my network and to gain training and education in my field. Are you an ICMA member, why did you join, and how long have you been a member? Yes. Same reason I joined FCCMA. Over 10 years. Please…

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March 2019 President’s Message

I write to you this month with the realization my term as FCCMA President is coming to an end soon. It’s been a great experience for me in any number of ways and you’ve made it well worth the time required to serve. In March I had the pleasure of serving as the Chairperson of…

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