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The current city manager of Dania Beach, Florida, Robert Baldwin leads 257 government employees in providing full municipal services to a community of 30,000. Before his time with Dania Beach, he served two years as the city manager of Lake Worth, Florida, and 12 years as the town manager of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida. Robert Baldwin has also held management positions with the Sheriff's Office of Broward County, Florida; the Central Services Department of Broward County, Florida; and the City Manager's Office of Gainesville, Florida. His core competencies include strategic problem-solving, development of effective operational and administrative systems, infrastructure financing, and leadership in both large and small organizations.

Mr. Baldwin is an active member of the Governmental Finance Officers Association, the Florida City and County Management Association, the Broward City County Management Association, and the Palm Beach City County Management Association. He has also belonged to the International City Management Association since 1975. Outside of his career, Robert Baldwin is an avid traveler who has visited all 50 U.S. states and around 50 foreign countries.

Work experience

Mar 2009Present

City Manager

City of Dania Beach
Feb 2007Mar 2009

City Manager

City of Lake Worth
Aug 1995May 2007

Town Manager

Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
Jan 1993Jan 1995

Director of Administration

Broward Sheriff's Office
Apr 1991Oct 1991

Assistant City Manager

City of Hollywood
Sep 1978Sep 1986

Assistant City Manager

City of Fort Lauderdale



Master's Degree in Public Administration

University of Florida

Concentration:  City Management/Budgeting


Bachelor's degree

University of Florida

Primary Major: History with courses in Business Administration and Secondary Education.
1982-1986, Arthur Young & Company. Extensive training in Leadership Development and Team Building.