Dale Pazdra was named Deputy City Manager in May 2022. He is responsible for Human Resources, which includes Employee Safety, Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, ADA Compliance, Employee Training & Development and Community Relations. In his role as Deputy City Manager, Pazdra also oversees the Department of Parks and Recreation, City Clerk’s Office, the Coral Springs Museum of Art and Finance. 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 human resource 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 and by serving on multiple boards and committees. In 2013 he was appointed 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, the Florida Institute of Government (FIOG) Advisory Board, and the School of Public Administration (SPA) Advisory Board at Florida Atlantic University. Additionally, he has served in multiple leadership roles with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) South Florida Chapter, serving as President for four years and most recently as Director of Professional Development.
Outside of the office, Pazdra enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies and interests include photography, cooking, baking, nature walks and a passion for teaching. On a part-time basis Pazdra is an adjunct professor at Barry University where he teaches a variety of undergraduate courses in Public Administration 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 in 1990.
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