Deputy City Manager Dale Pazdra

Dale Pazdra

Dale Pazdra was named Deputy City Manager in May 2022. He is responsible for Human Resources, Parks and Recreation, Financial Services, the City Clerk’s Office and the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Pazdra joined the City of Coral Springs management team in 2006 and was promoted to Director of Human Resources in 2011. He was named Assistant City Manager in March 2021.

Originally from the Chicago land area, Pazdra relocated to Florida in 1992. Prior to joining the city, he worked in the private sector for more than 15 years. He has extensive knowledge and experience in all facets of Human Resources operations with an emphasis on leadership, strategic planning, and organizational development.  He has successfully led multiple cross-functional teams and quality initiatives to improve the delivery of services. During his career, he has established best practices for employee engagement and retention.

Pazdra has a heart for public service and demonstrates his commitment to our community by serving on multiple boards and committees.  He currently serves as a trustee for the Firefighters’ Pension Board and previously served as a trustee for the General Employee Pension Board.  Pazdra is a member of the City’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, staff liaison to the Coral Springs Community Chest, the Florida Institute of Government (FIOG) Advisory Board, and the School of Public Administration (SPA) Advisory Board at Florida Atlantic University.  Throughout his career, he has served as an officer for the executive boards of various professional HR associations and other local non-profit organizations, including the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR).

Since 2011, Pazdra has been devoted to growing interest in careers related to public service.  He frequently works as an adjunct professor on a part-time basis at  Barry University where he teaches a variety of undergraduate courses in Public Administration, Quality and Continuous Improvement and Human Resources. 

Pazdra graduated from Barry University with a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) in 2010 and Elmhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in business management (BS) in 1990.