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Byron W. Brooks

Byron W. Brooks, AICP

Byron W. Brooks, AICP

Byron Brooks has more than 30 years of professional experience in the public sector. He was appointed as Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Orlando in 2005, and is responsible for assisting the Mayor with the day-to-day oversight and supervision of the City’s operating departments and services. This involves administration of an organization with approximately 3,300 employees and an annual budget of approximately $1.1 billion, serving a community of more than 270,000 residents and thriving businesses. Orlando welcomes over 60 million visitors annually.

Prior to working with the City of Orlando, Brooks served as executive director (chief executive officer) of the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority. He worked with Orange County, Fla. government for more than 14 years, performing as deputy county administrator for 8 years, with day-to-day administrative oversight of as many as 6,000 employees and a $1.7 billion annual operating and capital budget and responsibilities in every service area of local government.

Brooks received his Master of City and Regional Planning from Clemson University and his bachelor’s degree from Furman University. He also completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; and he completed the Executive Leadership Institute of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. Brooks obtained his official designation as a certified planner (AICP) from the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association in 1992.

His community involvement includes service on the following: Ninth Judicial Circuit Florida Bar Grievance Committee; University of Central Florida Public Administration Advisory Board (chairman); Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida (past chairman); Heart of Florida United Way; YMCA Black Achievers (past chairman); Healthy Community Initiative; and Black Business Investment Fund Loan Committee.

Brooks is married to Sandra Brooks and they have two adult children – Jared and Imani.