Robert Baldwin City Manager
Highly Experienced City Manager
About Robert Baldwin City Manager
A local government official with more
than three decades of experience in Florida politics, Robert Baldwin is
currently the city manager of Dania Beach. Educated at the University of
Florida, Robert Baldwin earned both a B.A. and a Masters Degree in
public administration there before beginning a prolific career in
government. Following terms as assistant city manager of Fort
Lauderdale, interim administrator and finance director of Sunrise,
assistant city manager of Hollywood, and director of the Broward County
Sheriff’s Office, he began a 12-year tenure as town manager of
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, where he implemented a vast array of financial
and infrastructure reforms.
In 2007, Mr. Baldwin became the city manager of Lake Worth and spent the next two years building its economy through various increases in its tax base and service cuts, as well as improvements to its public works functions. Since then, he has taken on responsibilities as the city manager of Dania Beach, the first municipality to be established in Broward County. He maintains affiliations with the Florida, Palm Beach, and Broward City/County Management Associations.
How Fort Lauderdale Facilitated a Safe Spring Break Season
A longtime resident of Florida, Robert Baldwin has served as city manager for a number of municipalities, including Dania Beach. Over the course of eight years, Robert Baldwin also worked as assistant city manager of Fort Lauderdale, where he played a key role in the town’s yearly spring break preparations, as reported in a February 1985 edition of the Sun Sentinel: Articles.sun-sentinel.com/1985-02-24/news/8501070542_1_spring-break-s-student-crowd-six-weeks
Florida has long been a popular spring break destination for many students from across the country. Between the end of February and early April, Fort Lauderdale plays host to a great number of these travelers. After welcoming a record high of 350,000 students in 1984, the city made special preparations for its 1985 spring break season.
According to Baldwin, the city strived to encourage its visitors to enjoy their stay but recognized a need to maintain order. To this end, officials provided pamphlets on Fort Lauderdale’s parking lots and restrictions to numerous colleges across the country. In addition, a number of local businesses such as The Button and Penrod’s enlisted the help of more employees to accommodate the large spring break crowds. To further promote a safer environment, the city added an additional 15 deputies to popular spring break spots and assigned a number of other officers to the beach areas.