Local government has a crucial role to play in creating sustainable communities. It has the responsibility to lead the local community, reflecting and responding to the needs and priorities of the local people it serves. It brings together a wide range of services to deliver the outcomes that matter to local communities. To ensure the continued delivery of and improvement in public services, this panel discussion will offer insight into how other agencies are managing employee recruitment and retaining challenges. The intent is to share leadership and management strategies that any agency can use to develop high performing teams, balancing the needs of the local agencies with those of the wider community. The Florida LTAP Center is pleased to partner with the American Public Works Association (APWA) Florida Chapter to bring you this Virtual Roundtable and Panel Discussion.

By viewing this session, participants will be better able to:

✔ Learn best practices to reduce gaps faced with skill shortages.
✔ Understand perception about local authorities to be successful at retaining talent.
✔ Discuss recommendations to focus efforts in the future.

ICMA Article: https://icma.org/blog-posts/case-you-missed-it-recruitment-strategies

APWA Florida


◾ MJ Carnevale, Public Works Director, City of Winter Haven
◾ Roger Cox, Senior Engineer/Manager, Infrastructure Engineering – Public Works, Hillsborough County, FL
◾ Shawn Dykes, Human Resources Director, City of Winter Haven
◾ Kyla Fischer, LEED AP, Section Manager Traffic Maintenance & Operations, Hillsborough County Public Works Administration
◾ Nik Patel, City Engineer, City of Sarasota, FL
◾ Roberto Travieso, MPA, Director of Public Works, Town of Lake Park, FL
◾ Addie Javed, APWA FL Leadership & Management Committee Chair and Development Manager, The Kercher Group, A Mott MacDonald Company


To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please fill out the web form at the link below to request your certificate. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks.

This webinar will award 1.0 PDH.

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Click the link below to view the recorded webinar.

Employee Recruitment and Retention – A Virtual Roundtable and Panel Discussion