2020 Transforming Local Government Conference

Now Accepting Presentation & Award Applications Submit your innovation by October 4 to be featured at Transforming Local Government Innovation, at its core, is about making things better in ways that are useful and valuable. It is about changing our services, our processes, our tools or our products to add value that matters to the people…

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Temporary Finance Professional Network

HELPING GOVERNMENT FINANCE ORGANIZATIONS FILL THE GAP The FGFOA is excited to offer this new program that provides a listing of Finance Professionals (members) who will provide temporary staffing to local governments that are in need of assistance due to retirements, extended vacancies, special projects or peak workloads. FGFOA members have thousands of years of…

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September 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. Jeremy Allen, District IV, Village Manager, Village of Tequesta, Full Member; Roberto Hernandez, District V, Deputy City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale, Full Member;…

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August 2019 President’s Message

Below, you will find information related to the ethics requirements of FCCMA members, which was the original intention of this newsletter article.  With Hurricane Dorian approaching the State of Florida as a major hurricane, I first want to wish all of you, your families and your communities well over the next few days.  FCCMA members…

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Developing a Strategic Planning System

By Russ Blackburn, City Manager and Kate Parmelee, Strategic Initiatives Director, City of Port St. Lucie Does your city or county have a strategic plan? If so – how do you use it? Is it seen as a task list, separate from your day to day work, or is it interwoven into the fabric of…

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Northern District Court Order Dismisses ADA-based Complaint

Attached is a recent Northern District Court Order dismissing the Plaintiff’s (Gil) ADA based Complaint against the City of Pensacola with prejudice (lack of standing). This Order refers to both the Ocala and Longboat Key Orders referenced below. Attachment Attached are two recent Middle District Court Orders dismissing the Plaintiff’s ADA based Complaint: Price v.…

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August 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. Leanne Addy, District VI, City Clerk/Treasurer, City of Anna Maria; Kathy Bangley, District VIII, Director of Development Services, City of Lake Wales, Full Member;…

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The Road to Leadership: Don’t Just Survive – Thrive

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC September 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 12, 2019 Price: $25. Join ICMA, The League of Women in Government and Cigna, for this one-day leadership event, to hear successful women in local government, share their journeys to success. This workshop is designed to…

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Personal Empowerment for Public Service Webinar Series

September 3rd, 17th and October 1st at 2:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: August 27th Series Fee $150 (Group Discounts Available) or $60 per webinar Can you hear the sigh when someone says they have to go to any government office? Do you sometimes feel the same way when you think about going to work? Rekindle your passion for…

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Leadership Florida

Leadership Florida recently announced that Darren Gray, Clermont City Manager and Antonio Jefferson, Gretna City Manager  will be part of its Cornerstone Class 38 for 2019-2020. Leadership Florida’s members represent the highest levels of leadership from Florida’s many diverse sectors. The Leadership Florida selection committee, comprised of Leadership Florida graduates from throughout the state, sought…

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Thriving Earth Exchange

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is recruiting communities to participate in their Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX). AGU’s TEX program matches communities with pro bono scientists to solve local challenges related to natural resources, climate change, and natural hazards. Several ICMA member-led communities are participating. Communities that have received assistance include Evanston IL, Berlin MD, Las…

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