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James S Titcomb
 JTitcombCEO
Photo: David R.Randell Photographics


 

Experienced Executive
& Community Leader
Artist Designer Writer
Proud Dad & Granddad


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Career Highlights:
  • Currently Town Manager of Ocean Ridge, FL
  • Town Manager of Melbourne Beach, FL

  • Board of Directors Chair of CareerSource Palm Beach County.
  • Founder of Govtecnics LLC - a governance best-practice systems design company.

  • Interim Town Manager & CRA Director in Lake Park, Florida.

  • Retired longest-serving Executive Director of the Palm Beach County League of Cities.

  • 2009 Home Rule Award Recipient - Palm Beach County League of Cities.

  • Elected City Commissioner, Vice Mayor & CRA Commissioner of Boynton Beach, Florida.

  • 2001-2002 Governor of the 4th District American Advertising Federation.

  • 2004 Jack Philipps Gold Medal Award Recipient for outstanding contributions to industry. 
    4th District American Advertising Federation.

  • 2001 AAF Silver Medal Award Recipient for outstanding contributions and achievement to the industry & community at large. - Palm Beach Advertising Federation.

  • Adjunct Professor of Advertising & Marketing at Northwood University.

  • 20 Year CEO & Creative Director at James Titcomb Creative, Inc.
    - Award Winning Advertising Design Agency.

  • Over three decades of service on community, business and nonprofit boards.

Career Experience...

Town Manager

Town of Ocean Ridge, Florida
Ocean Ridge, FL - October 2015 to present

Chief Administration Officer of this beautiful coastal municipality established in 1931. Perched atop a natural ridge barrier island, this full service residential community of about 1,800+ residents is just east of the City of Boynton Beach, located in Palm Beach County, FL
Visit our website at http://www.oceanridgeflorida.com


Town Manager

Town of Melbourne Beach, Florida
Melbourne Beach, FL - May 2014 to October 2015

Chief Administration Officer of the oldest beachside community in Brevard County, established in 1883. This historically significant, barrier island municipality of about 3,100 residents is located in Brevard County, FL - also known as the "Space Coast" area of the state.

Visit our website at
http://www.melbournebeachfl.org


President & Founder


Govtecnics LLC
Atlantis, FL - November 2012 to Present


Professional public issues advocacy, brand development, quality communications and best practice governance systems design.
Govtecnics LLC helps develop executive leadership, provides emergency and interim management talent and consults on organizational analytics for betterment.

Visit the website at
http://www.govtecnics.com

Interim Town Manager/ CRA Director

Town of Lake Park, Florida
Lake Park, FL - February 2012 to July 2012

Chief Administration Officer of historically significant, artistic, waterfront municipality of about 8,200 residents located in Palm Beach County, FL

Visit the website at
http://www.lakeparkflorida.gov

Village Manager

Village of North Palm Beach, Florida

North Palm Beach, FL; July 2011 to January 2012.


Chief Administration Officer of an upscale waterfront municipality of about 13,000 population located in Palm Beach County, FL

Visit the website at
http://www.village-npb.org/

Executive Director

Palm Beach County League of Cities Inc.
West Palm Beach, FL - February 1999 to June 2011

Visit the website at http://www.leagueofcities.org
    • Chief Executive of this Non-profit City rights and "Home Rule" advocacy organization
    • Representative on Florida League of Cities Sub-Committee on Annexation Issues
    • Representative on Florida League of Cities Legislation Advocacy Action Team
    • Municipal Liaison at Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center activations
    • League representative on the Palm Beach County Education Commission (http://www.pbceducation.com/)
    • League representative on the PBC Anti-Terrorism Grant Funding Advisory Committee
    • League Appointee to the PBC Anti-Terrorism Task Force
    • League representative on the PBC Boating Needs Assessment Committee
    • League representative on the Palm Tran Services Advisory Board
    • Appointee to the PBC Health & Human Services Advisory Board
    • Appointee to the PBC Homeless Advisory Board
    • Community Land Trust of Palm Beach County, a 501(c)(3) founding board member and served as President
    • Longtime board member of Workforce Alliance of Palm Beach County (http://www.pbcalliance.com/)
    • Regular Attendee of the Florida League of Cities since 1996 (http://www.floridaleagueofcities.com/)
    • Member & Attendee of the National League of Cities since 1996 (http://www.nlc.org/)

Adjunct Professor of Advertising & Marketing

Northwood University
West Palm Beach, FL - 1994-'97, 2002-'04

Visit the website at http://www.northwood.edu/

Served on Industry Advisory Board to NU Advertising Program
Adjunct Professor of
Introductory Advertising Design, Layout & Computer Production 1994-2004
2002: ADV115 The Advertising Creative Process
; 2003: ADV312 Advertising Campaigns; 2003: MKT322 Advertising Management;
2004: ADV211 Advertising Media
; 2004: ADV479 Current Advertising Issues & Independent Studies.

C.E.O., Creative Director & Owner

James Titcomb Creative, Inc.
Delray Beach, FL - 1981 to 2000

Multi-award winning advertising & design agency. Business to Business and Consumer Campaigns over a broad range of Client Categories
Visit the website at http://www.jamestitcomb.com/JTC.html

Elected City Commissioner, Vice Mayor and City CRA Commissioner

City of Boynton Beach, Florida (District 1) - Served March 1996 though Mar. 1999 (2-Term limited)
& Vice Mayor Appointed from Commission
- March 1997 - Mar. 1998

Elected Official for a large, diverse waterfront municipality of about 65,000 population located in Palm Beach County, FL

Visit the website at http://www.boynton-beach.org/
Commission role http://www.jamestitcomb.com/Vote.html

Advertising Layout Artist

The Sun-Sentinel Newspaper
Pompano & Boca Raton, FL - 1980 to 1981

Resident Artist-Designer

Arrow Art Finishers Co.
Bronx, NY - 1979 to 1980

A Point of Purchase Display manufacturing Company. Responsible for design and fabrication of prototype displays for mass manufacture.

Performing Partner

Moondance Troupe
New York, NY & Nantucket, MA - 1976 to 1979

Freelance professional puppet troupe for street theater, events, teaching, restaurant/night club, retail venues and private engagements with fellow artist William Wunder. Performances were staged in and around New York City, along with a summer residency with the Nantucket Artist Association, Nantucket MA. Supervisory direction given by Kermit Love, famed theatrical and Big Bird designer of Jim Henson Associates. Mr. Titcomb and Mr. Wunder were part of the lead design team for a Pratt Institute exhibition made possible through a grant by the New York State Council on the Arts, Toward an Art of the Puppet: New York's Heritage.

Resident Artist-Designer

David Dean Studios
Roxbury, CT - Summer 1975

Illustrator-designer for toy packaging and theme park souvenirs. Clients included Star Trek, Six Flags Parks, World of Sid & Marty Croft, etc.

Advertising Profession Service...

Advertising & Creative Industry Leadership...

American Advertising Federation - Eastern Region - Secretary 2004

4th District - American Advertising Federation (Florida/Caribbean)

Jack Philipps Gold Medal Award Winner May 1, 2004

2004-'05 4th District Legislative Chair

Governor 2000-2001 Term

Governor Elect 1999-2000; Lt. Governor 1998/'99; Treasurer 1997/'98; Secretary 1996/'97
ADDY Awards Co-Chair '95; Membership '94; Public Service '93

ADDY Award Competition Annual Judge - Multiple State Media Markets

Advertising Federation of the Palm Beaches

Past President '92, Member since '82

2001 Silver Medal Award Winner

Regular Member & Attendee of the AAF district and national Conferences since 1987

Chamber of Commerce Leadership...

Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce

Chair Elect '96; Director at Large 1997-'98; Member since '90, Board Member since '93

Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Member since 1981, Vice Chair of Marketing '91-'96, Board Member '85-'96

Leadership Graduate '91, Small Business Person of the Year Nominee 1995
Leadership Arts and Media Day Host-Chair
Delray Affair Creative and Marketing Director contract 1991-2007

Governmental Leadership...

Palm Beach County League of Cities Inc. (formerly: Palm Beach County Municipal League)

Board Member-Large City Representative, 1998-'99

HHS/HeadStart Regional Staff, S.E. U.S. Region (Atlanta)

Trainer - Effective Marketing/Communications, February 1998

Institute for Elected Municipal Officials, Florida Institute of Government

I.E.M.O. Workshop Graduate 1997

HeadStart 2002 Federal Steering Committee, S.E. U.S. Region (Atlanta) 1997

City of Boynton Beach...

Police Minority Recruitment and Hiring Task Force 1997

Planning & Development Board 1995-'96

Boynton Visions 20/20 Steering Committee 1995-'96

Boynton Beach Centennial Graphics 1995

Nonprofit Community Leadership...

LagoonKeepers.Org

Non-profit Organization founding Board Member

MASF - Multihull Association of South Florida

Newsletter Producer; Website Creator/Administrator; Secretary 1996/'97; Member since '92

The Jupiter Theatre

Non-profit Organization founding Board Member

Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches

Non-profit Organization Board Member

T.E.D. Center (Minority Business Incubator & Affordable Housing Infill Programs)

Founding Board Member, 1992-1996

Habilitation Center for the Handicapped

Boca Raton, Board of Directors 1991-'94

Sun-Sentinel

Community Service In-kind Advertising Programs 1987-'91 including: The Children's Place; Habilitation Center for the Handicapped;
Florida Symphonic Pops; The Education Foundation and Dick Webber Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

School Community Leadership...

2002 Palm Beach County Education Commission League Appointee

SAC Chair; Banyan Creek Elementary School

School Improvement Plan 1992-'94; Parent Advisory Board, 1989-'91

PBC School Board Community Network 1994-'95

South Technical Commercial Art Program Advisory Chair '94-'95

StarMaker Mentor, Congress Middle 1993-'94

Poinciana Elementary School, Holiday Parade Float '89

Boy Scouts, Pack 300, Scout/School Liaison '90-'91

Boynton Little League, Asst. Coach '88 Season

Education...

FEMA-NLC-ICMA Emergency Management for Public Officials

Training Certificate 2009

Institute for Elected Municipal Officials, Florida Institute of Government

I.E.M.O. Workshop Graduate 1997

Graduate 1978 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York - Bachelor of Industrial Design

Graduate 1974 The Hill School, Pottstown, PA - College Preparatory - Diploma

The Instituto, San Miguel de Allende, Gto. Mexico

Life Drawing, Sculpture and Spanish, Summers 1966 & 1970

Graduate 1970 The Booth Free School, K-8, Roxbury, CT

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