Kathleen Woods-Richardson, a career public servant for nearly 35 years, has served as City Manager for the City of Miramar, Florida, since September 2013. Mrs. Woods-Richardson is the first woman to occupy the role of City Manager in the City of nearly 135,000 residents. Prior to Miramar, Mrs. Woods-Richardson headed the Public Works and Solid Waste Management departments of Miami-Dade County. Born in Miami, Florida, Mrs. Woods-Richardson moved to what is now the City of West Park as a young child. Always living within minutes of its boundary, she has watched the City of Miramar transform from a small town to a prospering metropolis.
In addition to her public sector roles, Kathleen lends her leadership abilities to the United Way of Broward as a member of their Board of Directors, volunteers as a ReadingPal at a Miramar elementary school, and serves on the Diaconate for the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Miami Gardens. In 2011, she received the Ford Motor Company’s Freedom’s Sisters Award honoring the legacy of African American Women and in 2012 she received the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s In The Company of Women Pioneer Award. Kathleen Woods-Richardson is married to Alfonso M. Richardson, the mother of two adult children and grandmother of five.