Join us for a discussion on creating a vision for a seamless, connected countywide municipal greenway system. Hear about lessons learned from municipal partners, P3 and conservancy models and grant opportunities.


To Introduce the South Florida Parks Coalition to the various public, private, and non-profit agencies that support Trails and Greenways.

To Encourage, Inspire & Inform municipalities with best practices; grants and philanthropic opportunities as we work towards a seamless and sustainable greenway network.

To Provide Greenway System Updates; share the work of local action teams; provide Complete Streets Guidelines; build capacity for municipal greenways and trails master planning.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Florida Department of Transportation Auditorium
1000 NW 111 Ave
Miami, FL 33172

8 am Registration  – Continental breakfast and networking



Fanny Navarro
Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation

Inaugural 2018 Trailblazer Award

Join the Miami-Dade City/County Management Association (MDCCMA) and Miami-Dade County League of Cities (MDCLC) on Friday March 2, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. as we bestow upon Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen the first ever Trailblazer Award Honoring Women in Public Service, as together we celebrate the pioneering spirit of an exceptional public servant!

Friday, March 2, 2018
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour
10295 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Register Now!

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Social Media Training Day in Cutler Bay

Is your city ready to join the world of social media? Already have social media platforms and looking to take your online brand to the next level?

Come join us on Thursday, February 22, at the Cutler Bay Town Center for a full day of FREE Social Media Training!
Lunch will be provided.

The Foundations of Municipal Social Media – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
“Share,” “Like,” “Friend,” “Tweet” and “Retweet.” Social media has not only changed our use of familiar words, but continues to alter the way we communicate with our residents and each other. We will begin the day with an overview of contemporary social media platforms and explore best practices to guide both personal and public service usage of social media. We will provide practical advice on why you want to be engaged on social media and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls as both participants and as consumers through the development of sound policy for both elected officials and staff in your city.

Social Media 2.0: Algorithms, Aggregators, Analysis, OH MY! – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
You mean there is a science to it? That’s right. To get the most out of your social media efforts, you must first understand how the various newsfeeds work and then learn how to ensure your content is seen by its intended audience. We will provide professional tips to create compelling content designed to take the guesswork out of your social media planning, as well as showcase various tools to help you work smarter, not harder, and take your city’s social presence to the next level.

PDF – Social Media Training







The Florida City/County Management Association (FCCMA), the Miami-Dade City/County Management Association (MDCCMA) and the Local Government Hispanic Network (LGHN) invite you to participate in a customized training session focused on management-level Municipal Cybersecurity issues.

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Join us to participate in interactive case studies and to hear from an expert panel of subject matter experts on the following:

  • The evolving legal cyber risk landscape

  • Tactics of hackers from high-profile breaches

  • Common myths of Cybersecurity

  • Critical elements in a successful cyber program

  • Interactive actions to increase cyber resiliency

10 Best Practices for Cybersecurity in 2018:

  • Assess your Risk

  • Educate and Train Your Users

  • Maintain Compliance

  • Create Specific Access Controls

  • Maintain Security Patches

  • Monitor Applications with Access to Data

  • Back up your Data

  • Know Your Vendors

  • Beware of Social Engineering

  • Create a Data Breach Response Plan

DOWNLOAD – Municipal Cybersecurity Training Session


This is an outstanding opportunity to become Village Manager for a beautiful three island paradise situated within scenic and serene Biscayne Bay.


The successful candidate for Village Manager for North Bay Village is required to possess a Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Engineering or Fiscal Management with no less than 3-5 years experience in the administration of local government or a related field. A Master’s degree and experience in local government as a Village Manager, Deputy or Assistant Village Manager within the State of Florida is preferred (prior managerial or Assistant/Deputy managerial experience a plus). Applicants considered for the position must undergo and pass a physical examination, background clearance checks and drug test. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

DOWNLOAD – Village Manager Detailed Advertisement

Luncheon January 19, 2018

On behalf of the MDCCMA Executive Board, a friendly reminder: Friday, January 19, 2018, luncheon will be held at 12:30 PM at the Doral Legacy Park, Room: Events Hall, 11400 NW 82nd Street, Doral, FL 33178.

Topic for Discussion: “Hurricane Irma — Lessons Learned.”

Guest Speakers:

Yahiritza D. Alvarez, EM Specialist/Municipal Liaison
Office of Emergency Management
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

James H. Jatko, DHS/FEMA – Hurricane Irma Recovery
Public Assistance Program Delivery Task Force Lead

Robert Molleda, Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service

Curtis Sommerhoff, Assistant Director, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Director of Emergency Management

Anne Cabrera, Deputy Director, Post Disaster Programs
Tetra Tech

For Doral Legacy Park map and parking directions, please click here.

Please send all RSVP’s by Tuesday, January 16, 2018 to Candido Sosa-Cruz at
Non-members please make checks payable to: Miami-Dade City & County Management Association in the amount of $25.00 or click here for the Square Up payment site for MDCCMA.



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***Mark your calendar and save the dates for upcoming MDCCMA meetings***
Friday, March 16, 2018: ICMA IHN, Technology/Cyber Security Training, Bal Harbour

Neat Streets Miami’s Tree Matching Grant


























In an attempt to reach the Million Trees Miami goal of one million trees planted by 2020 to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy for Miami-Dade County, our Street Tree Matching Grant program is now in its third year. Funded by Miami-Dade County, this grant engages municipalities, non-profits and community organizations in planting native or Florida-friendly trees on the County’s corridors and gateways.

The goal of this program is to leverage the County’s street tree program by encouraging investments on County or local streets.

Grants of $5,000 to $25,000 will be awarded to communities that demonstrate the greatest benefits for residents, employers and visitors, and can provide a stewardship plan for our joint investment.

Eligible candidates include municipalities, non-profits and community organizations. Grant applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Preference will be given to areas with low-to-moderate income populations and/or with 20 percent or less tree canopy
  • Match (availability of funds)
  • Community outreach component (plan to engage public for approval of project)
  • Impact (diversity of tree species, number of trees, location)
  • Ability to implement project by deadline
  • Maintenance Plan (short-term and long-term)


  • Grant announcement: Oct. 25, 2017
  • Application deadline EXTENDED to January 31, 2018
  • Award announcements: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Planting by July 27, 2018
  • Final report by August 10, 2018

For more information or questions, visit the Neat Streets Miami webpage, email or 305-755-7849.

Municipal Partnership in Evacuation Center Staffing Needed

Dear MDCCMA Members,

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Assistant Director/Director of Emergency Manager Mr. Curtis Sommerhoff requested that we share the below information with the other City Managers.

The 2017 Hurricane Season was one of the most active in recorded history. Miami-Dade County experienced its share of successes and challenges with the impact of Hurricane Irma. Our After Action Reports following Irma provided an opportunity for us to review and make improvements to our plans and processes.

To that end, Mayor Carlos Gimenez has issued a mandate to the Office of Emergency Management to recruit, train, and staff all Evacuation Centers operated during times of emergencies. This mandate requires that government at all levels come together to meet the needs of our community.

We ask all municipalities within Miami-Dade County to identify staffing in order to assist in the following capacities:

  • Law Enforcement – assist the Miami-Dade Public Schools Police Department in providing security at evacuation centers within municipal and neighboring jurisdictions
  • Fire Rescue/EMS – provide Health & Medical support at evacuation centers within municipal and neighboring jurisdictions
  • Evacuation Center Operations – provide sworn or civilian employees to assist in areas such as registration, logistics, dormitory management, etc.

Additionally, we ask all municipalities to identify facilities within their respective jurisdictions that may be used as evacuation centers pre and/or post-disaster.

Meetings will be scheduled in the near future to address and review each area’s specific goals and objectives. In the interim, representatives tasked with reviewing and coordinating these requests may use the following points of contact for more information:

Law Enforcement:
Roger Reguera, Sergeant
MDPD Special Patrol Bureau
(305) 468-1251

Fire Rescue/EMS
Rowan Taylor, Chief
(786) 331-4402

Evacuation Center Operations
Lou Alexis, Emergency Management Coordinator
MDFR Office of Emergency Management
(305) 468-5427