Staff recommends the City Commission authorize approval of the attached Letter of Agreement with Florida State University for instruction provided in connection with the Certified Public Management Program.
The Florida Certified Public Manager Program is a nationally-recognized comprehensive training and development program for public sector managers at all levels of state and local government, and consists of a total of seven learning “levels,” each of one week’s duration (each week consisting of four days, with classroom hours scheduled 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day). A new level is generally held every 2 ½ months, so students can normally expect to complete the CPM program in approximately 2 years. In addition to attending the class sessions, participants are also required to complete out-of-class readings, projects and comprehensive examinations. The seven course levels scheduled to be covered during the CPM class are:
1. Approve Resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the attached Letter of Agreement with Florida State University.
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The City of Leesburg and the Center for Public Management at FSU have agreed that the City will be responsible for hosting the seven CPM class sessions and will pay FSU $3,740.00 per session, plus instructor travel expenses, to cover a maximum of 17 participants. The City of Leesburg will pay FSU $220.00 for each additional participant above this number. Of the $3,740.00 cited, the City intends to cover the costs for three of its own participants: Fire Chief Kevin Bowman, Police Captain Rob Hicks, and Solid Waste Supervisor Steve Lueallen and has been included in the proposed FY 11-12 budget. The remaining portion of the class costs for the other 14 participants will be covered by reimbursements from their respective sponsoring agencies (the cities of Clermont, Eustis, Groveland, Minneola, and Lake County). This means that the City of Leesburg’s direct out-of-pocket costs will amount to $660.00 per session (for three participants) plus a proportionate share of instructor travel costs. Holding the CPM class sessions at a Leesburg-owned facility will result in additional cost savings to the City in terms of participant travel costs and time. The individual class sessions will be held either at the Community Building or at the Cultural Arts Center.
Submission Date and Time: 6/22/2011 5:58 PM____
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A LETTER OF AGREEMENT WITH FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CERTIFIED PUBLIC MANAGER PROGRAM (CPM); AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with the Office of Sponsored Research, Florida State University, 874 Traditions Way, 3rd Floor, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4166, for instructional services to be provided in connection with the Florida Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the 27th day of June 2011.