A longtime local government manager with a wealth of experience in the field, Robert Baldwin spent two years as the City Manager of Lake Worth, Florida. In this role, he oversaw a budget of $140 million and an employee roster of 650. He also assumed full responsibility for the management of the city, which offers a wide range of services that include police, fire, solid waste collection and disposal, water, wastewater, storm sewers, and other utilities.
During his time at Lake Worth, Robert Baldwin enacted a number of noteworthy reforms, particularly in the fields of administration, capital, and service. He set out to improve public beaches, reduce crime and gang violence, and augment the city’s relationship with the Florida Municipal Power Agency. Baldwin also worked closely with the South Florida Water Management District to sort out water supply and certain restrictions.
Today, Baldwin works as the City Manager of Dania Beach, Florida, a city with a population of around 30,000. Similar to the city of Lake Worth, Dania Beach provides utilities such as fire, police, parks and recreation, parking, and administrative services. As manager of the oldest city in Broward County, Baldwin oversees a staff of 257 employees and a budget over $56 million.
Baldwin holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Florida, where he concentrated on city management and budgeting. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences, where he took additional coursework in business administration and secondary education.