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.
Mr. Feldman previously served as a Vice President (Southeast Region) of the International City and County Management Association (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.
His numerous professional affiliations include serving as chair of the ICMA Sustainable Communities Advisory Committee, as a member of the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency National Advisory Council, and a member of the National League of Cities Steering Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention and Advocacy. Mr. Feldman is a past chair of the National League of Cities’ City Futures Panel on Public Finance, a past chair of the International City and County Management Association’s (ICMA) Governmental Affairs and Policy Committee, as well as a member of the Association’s 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.