Lee R. Feldman, ICMA-CM, was appointed City Manager for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in June 2011.
Prior to his appointment as Fort Lauderdale City Manager, Mr. Feldman was employed by the City of Palm Bay, Florida, where he served as City Manager from October 2002 through June 2011.
He previously served as the City Manager of North Miami, Florida, from May 1996 to October 2002, and as the Deputy City Manager beginning in 1989. Mr. Feldman’s career also includes serving as an Assistant to the City Manager and Assistant City Manager for the City of North Miami Beach.
Mr. Feldman is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts. He earned a Master’s Degree in Governmental Administration from the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he is a graduate of the Senior Executive in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
His numerous professional affiliations include serving as President of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), as a Treasurer of the National Civic League, as a member of the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency National Advisory Council, as a member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance For Innovation, and as a member of the National League of Cities Steering Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention and Advocacy.
Mr. Feldman previously served as a Vice President (Southeast Region) of ICMA and as President of the Florida City and County Management Association. He is a past recipient of the Florida League of Cities’ “City Manager of the Year” Award. Additionally he has served as the past chair of the National League of Cities’ City Futures Panel on Public Finance, the past chair of the ICMA Governmental Affairs and Policy Committee, the past chair of the ICMA Sustainable Communities Advisory Committee, as well as a member of the ICMA Task Force on Community Tools for Ending Racism.
Mr. Feldman teaches newly elected municipal officials the principles of finance and taxation in Florida and is frequently called upon to speak to professional groups on a variety of municipal issues.