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About Me

With extensive professional experience as a local government supervisor, Robert Baldwin currently serves as city manager of Dania Beach, Florida. In this position, he helps resolve issues related to the day-to-day operations of a municipality of 30,000, from waste collection and disposal to fire services and law enforcement. Robert Baldwin is particularly focused on addressing issues related to aging infrastructure in Broward County’s oldest city.

He holds a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Florida. In 1978, he accepted a position as assistant city manager with Fort Lauderdale and was tasked with oversight of diverse operational departments. He guided the implementation of the 10-year Community Redevelopment Master Plan, which involved a $44.7 million bond issue and encompassed beaches, neighborhoods, waterways, and the downtown area. Leading a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood revitalization team, he also helped tackle persistent issues such as vagrancy and prostitution. He has held leadership roles with a number of other south Florida communities such as Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Lake Worth.


City Manager

City of Dania Beach
Since March 2009
  • The City of Dania Beach is a full-service city providing water, wastewater, storm sewers, police, fire, solid waste collection and disposal, cemetery, parks and recreation, beach/lifeguards, community pools, building, code compliance, community development, a municipal beach pier and restaurant, municipal marina, code compliance, parking administration, administrative services, and other municipal services.
  • (Population: 30,000; Budget: $56,000; Employees: 257)

City Manager

City of Lake Worth
February 2007 to March 2009
  • The City of Lake Worth is a full-service city providing electric, water, and wastewater utilities, police, fire, solid waste collection and disposal, golf course, cemetery, parks and recreation, beach/lifeguards, community pool, library, and municipal garage.
  • (Population: 40,000; Budget: $140,000,000; Employees: 650)

Town Manager

Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
August 1995 to May 2007
  • Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida. (Population: 7,000; Budget: $24 million; Employees: 50).

Chief Administrative Officer

Broward Sheriff's Office
1992 to 1994
  • (Population: 1.3 Million; Budget: $200 million; Employees: 3,200).

Assistant City Manager

City of Hollywood
1990 to 1992
  • (Population: 65,000; Budget: $40 million; Employees: 950). Temporary appointment by Interim Mayor consulting and managing all aspects of municipal services.

Interim City Administrator

City of Sunrise
1988 to 1990

Assistant City Manager

City of Fort Lauderdale
1978 to 1987
  • (Population: 156,000; Budget: $160 million; Employees: 2,200). Management position with direct line authority over Operations.

Assistant to Director of Central Services

Broward County
1976 to 1978

City Manager Budget Analyst

City of Gainesville
1975 to 1976


Master's in Public Administration

University of Florida
1974 to January 1976

Concentration: City Management/Budgeting

Bachelor's Degree

University of Florida

Primary Major: History with courses in Business Administration and Secondary Education.