City Manager in Dania Beach, Florida
An accomplished local government veteran, Robert Baldwin is the City Manager of Dania Beach, Florida. Baldwin oversees all aspects of the city's administration, including utilities and services such as police, fire, water, community pools, and building-code compliance. Baldwin also tackles unique issues facing Dania Beach, the first and oldest city in Broward County.
Before working for Dania Beach, Baldwin spent two years as the City Manager of Lake Worth, Florida. In this capacity, he pushed through several key reforms, particularly in the areas of management staffing, budget, organizational structure, and administrative improvements. He also improved relationships between Lake Worth and several prominent agencies in the area, namely the South Florida Water Management District and the Florida Municipal Power Agency.
Earlier in his career, Robert Baldwin spent nearly 12 years as the Town Manager of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, where he oversaw a staff of 50 employees and a budget of some $24 million. During his early years there, he resolved a number of financial problems and implemented long-lasting reforms. In particular, he designed an annexation plan that more than doubled the town's population and increased the tax base from $270 million to just over $2 billion.
Mr. Baldwin began his career in the City Manager's Office at the City of Gainesville, Florida, followed by a manager's position with Broward County, Florida. He then went on to build upon his experience and excellent reputation serving 8 years in the City Manager's Office at the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he served as Assistant City Manager. He went on to manage at Sunrise, Hollywood, and the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Robert Baldwin maintains active membership in several professional organizations, including the Palm Beach County City Management Association, Florida City and County Management Association, and the International City/County Management Association. Baldwin earned a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Florida.