Dear MDCCMA members,

Thank you all for participating in the MDCCMA Emergency Debris Program conference call. Over twenty municipalities joined to learn more about FEMA debris recovery requirements. During the call, I mentioned that we would forward to you some key information to assist you during your recovery and FEMA application process.

Earlier today, we forwarded a copy of FEMA’s Public Assistant Program and Policy Guide, along with the Municipal Branch Director’s contact information.

Attached, you will find other useful information that was discussed during our conference call:

  • Discussion – Private Property Debris Removal  – A: Provided by Yahiritza D. Alvarez, EM Specialist, Office of Emergency Management Miami-Dade –

o   Attachments –

  • 20170914 FL Debris Quick Guide
  • FEMA Public Assistance: Private Property Debris Removal Fact Sheet
  • FEMA Public Assistance: Debris Removal Tips Fact Sheet
  • FEMA Public Assistance: Contracting Requirements Checklist
  • FEMA Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHIP) Fact Sheet: Debris Removal Activities
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management Private Property Details Removal Quick Guide
  • Discussion – Provide sample of Request Letter from municipality to FEMA for private road emergency debris pickup –

o   Attachment –

  • FEMA – Private Road Debris Letter (from Miami Lakes)
  • Discussion – Contractor Rate Increase – Guidance provided by the State on how to handle issues with contractors not performing at their previously established contractual rates.

o   Attachment –

  • Scan (State of Florida Division of Emergency Management letter dated 9-18-17)

Lastly, for those that may not know, Miami-Dade County is hosting a Public Assistance Webinar tomorrow, Tuesday, September 26 at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. meant for your municipality’s finance staff. Below is the information provided by the EM Specialist, Office of Emergency Management to register for the webinar.

Subject: Public Assistance Webinar (for Municipal Finance Staff)
When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: Webinar

Good afternoon everyone,

Several municipalities have requested for us to provide a training on Public Assistance geared to municipal finance staff. This webinar will focus on the following topics:

  • FEMA Public Assistance program
  • What are eligible expenses for municipal partners and how best to document these expenses
  • Initial and Preliminary Damage assessment (IDA and PDA) process and lessons learned from Hurricane Matthew

This webinar is meant for your municipality’s finance staff. We ask to please forward the invite and ensure that your respective personnel attends.

Please register for Public Assistance Webinar (for Municipal Finance Staff) on Sep 26, 2017 1:00 PM EDT at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Call In Number: (305) 468-5440

Pin #: 9300

Again, thank you for participating in our MDCCMA conference call and we hope to continue providing you with key information that will allow your city to return to normalcy.

Emergency Debris Recovery Program Discussion with Miami Dade County Municipalities

On Friday, September 22, 2017, MDCCMA provided Miami-Dade County municipalities with the opportunity to participate in a conference call with an emergency debris recovery firm and pose recovery and FEMA questions. Over twenty (20) municipalities participated and were able to obtain key information for their cities.  We look forward in coordinating further information sharing opportunities with our neighboring leaders.


Procurement of Disaster Assistance/SERT Webinar MAKE-UP SESSIONS

Dear MDCCMA members,

Good morning,
The State of Florida, in coordination with FEMA, is providing four webinar-based training sessions on Procurement of Disaster Assistance for city/county leaders today, Monday, September 25.

The sessions will consist of 15 minutes of presentation and 45 minutes for questions and answers. Primary participants should be those with responsibilities including purchasing, finance and contracts in addition to city/ county leaders.

The webinar schedule based on Florida Division of Emergency Management regions is below.

Thursday, September 28th
9:30AM – All Regions
1:30PM – All Regions

Florida DEM Region Map Attached


This webinar occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you.

Register now!

Conference call and webinar to provide training by the Procurement Disaster Assistance Team Lead for all impacted counties.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Attendee Phone Number:


Passcode: 7371452559

Please share with others who would benefit from this training.


State Emergency Response Team….see image.


Preparing for the 2018 Florida Legislative Session

Topic for Discussion: “Preparing for the 2018 Florida Legislative Session”

Guest Speakers: Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation Vice-Chair and Representative Kionne McGhee, Lobbyist Jose Fuentes, Lobbyist Fausto Gomez (and other guests pending confirmation).



Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132



PLAY BALL Park is a free, interactive All-Star Week attraction created by Major League Baseball to provide opportunities for children and teenagers to play baseball and softball in a fun, welcoming setting. Located in Miami’s Bayfront Park, PLAY BALL Park measures about one acre in size and includes a youth-sized, turf diamond featuring daily scheduled programming and open-play as well as batting tunnels, pitching inflatables, MLB Sponsor activation zones, and a new ‘Stickball Alley.’ Each young person who participates in PLAY BALL Park activities will receive a plastic or foam bat & ball set made by Franklin and a PLAY BALL-branded t-shirt. Programming partners for 2017 PLAY BALL Park include USA Baseball, USA Softball, The Positive Coaching Alliance, the Miami Marlins, Boys & Girls Club of America, and generous PLAY BALL supporters such as Chevrolet, Scotts, Nathan’s Famous and New Era.

PLAY BALL Park will be accessible to children and parents from Thursday, July 6th through Tuesday, July 11th.

Miami-Dade City & County Management Association Installation Ceremony

The newly elected Executive Board Officers of the Miami-Dade City & County Management Association will be recognized, along with the outgoing Officers.

The Installation Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at:

500 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131
The Cocktail Reception commences at 7:30 PM and Dinner at 8:00 PM
MDCCMA Members may bring one (1) guest at no additional charge.
Non-members and additional guests may attend at a cost of $160.00
Complimentary valet parking is included.


Register for May Luncheon

Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 12:30 PM at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

Nominations for the Executive Board President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will be confirmed and voted on during the luncheon.

Topic for Discussion:

  • Potential Partnerships and Collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Tour of South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

Guest Speaker:
Mr. Eric Fliss, Managing Director, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

Please click on the link below to RSVP by Monday, May 15, 2017.