FGCA has partnered with the City-County Commuications and Marketing Association (3CMA) for their Regional Conference in Miami Beach on May 2-3, 2013.
This conference promises to be outstanding, with guest speakers from Facebook and the Florida Attorney General's Office!
We also hope that, during the conference, you'll join us for an FGCA annual general meeting, where we will be electing new officers for the new year!
Click here for more information, including registration information.
FGCA announces an Annual Conference in Clearwater in December 2013
In December 2013, FGCA will be hosting an annual conference! This annual conference promises to be exciting with in-depth training on emergency communications and some of the latest trends in communication.
Mark your calendars for December 5-6, 2013 at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Clearwater Beach! The room rate is $99 (an amazing price). The registration price has not been set, but in the past it has been $199 for members and $250 for nonmembers.
Stay tuned! We are working on providing special Joint Information Center (G291) emergency communications training on Wednesday (Dec. 4) before the conference begins. This free daylong JIC training will:
- Equip PIOs with the skills needed to establish and operate a JIS/JIC.
- Impart a working knowlege of operational practices for performing PIO duties within the NIMS multiagency coordination system.
Watch the FGCA website at www.fgca.org for updates.
Surveys will be released soon regarding the conference topics and insights so that we can make this conference meaningful to you.
Need more information? Contact 2013 FGCA Annual Conference Chair Joelle Castelli at Joelle.Castelli@MyClearwater.com.
Crystal Awards Program to return!
You asked. We listened. The FGCA Crystal Awards will be coming back for the 2013 annual conference in Clearwater. This important program is being led by a Crystal Awards team of FGCA members. Volunteer to be part of the team by contacting FGCA Vice President Erin Bryce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for announcements in the late summer months.
Spring message to FGCA membership from President Crystal Pruitt 2012.pdf
FGCA EXECUTIVE BOARD HOLDS ANNUAL STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING
The 2012 FGCA Executive board held their annual strategic planning meeting
on Feb. 3, 2012 in America's Seaplane City, Tavares, FL. Hosted by FGCA
Director Joyce Ross, the City of Tavares provided an ideal location for your
Board to get down to the business of reviewing the outcome of last year's
goals, and setting a steady course for a successful 2012 for all FGCA
members. The day-long planning meeting, coordinated by FGCA President Crystal Pruitt (Sarasota)and facilitated by Past-President Nanette Rodriguez (City of Miami Beach) addressed topics of interest such as FGCA's financial sustainability, providing
enhancements and professional enrichment opportunities to both government and associate members, and the 2012 FGCA Annual Conference, hosted by Board member Bob Woods and his team in Gainesville.
TIPS and TRICKS OF OUR TRADE
Every government communicator needs to be aware of what’s going on in other jurisdictions.A good source
for this information is the Florida Association of Counties daily news clips. This email includes the
top news stories from cities and counties around the state. Your agency does not have to be a member for
you to subscribe to the newsletter. Take a look at what they offer at www.fl-counties.com
The Florida League of Cities website also offers newsletters, as well as free publications on a variety of
government programs such as Starting a Citizens Academy and Green Initiatives. Another good resource
for communicators. Go to www.floridaleagueofcities.com for more.
Have tips or tricks to share? Post on the FGCA Forum or email to Jross@Tavares.org
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2011-12 FGCA Board of Directors
L to R: Nannette Rodriguez (past president), Bob Woods, Gainesville (conference, director), Joyce Ross, Tavares (director), Alicia Accardi, Sarasota (secretary), Crystal Pruitt (president/acting treasurer), Valerie Lovette (membership), Joelle Castelli, Clearwater (technology, director), and Erin Bryce, North Port (vice president)
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