Meet the City Manager - Levent Sucuoglu
Biography - Levent Sucuoglu
A lifelong public servant, Levent Sucuoglu was appointed as the City of Tamarac, Florida’s City Manager in March 2023. With nearly thirty years of experience as Tamarac’s Information Technology (IT) Director, Sucuoglu joined Tamarac’s Executive Team in 1995, as a seasoned local government professional.
In 1987, Sucuoglu began his municipal career as a Systems Analyst, with City of Saginaw, Michigan. There, he managed numerous multi-million-dollar infrastructure technology projects, ranging from institution of supervisory control and data acquisition systems for water and wastewater treatment plants, a $200-million combined sewer overflow treatment system, implementation of infrastructure asset management solutions, as well as major customer information systems. Sucuoglu’s leadership resulted in a promotion to the role of Information Systems Manager.
Upon joining the City of Tamarac’s Executive Team in January 1995, as Management Information Systems Director (titled changed to IT Director in the late 90s), Sucuoglu’s mission was to transition the City’s technological infrastructure into the 21st Century. He developed several major policies that helped Tamarac through many critical reforms. In 1996, Sucuoglu hit the ground running – leading the charge in the initial installation of the private citywide fiber optic network infrastructure that remains in use today. One year later, he implemented Tamarac’s first integrated municipal information system to automate major City functions such as accounting, payroll, building permits, code enforcement and many more.
Additionally, Sucuoglu’s leadership and impact resulted in many technological firsts in Tamarac, including deployment of its first official City website, personal computers, individual employee email addresses, internal network and other technology reforms to modernize and enhance delivery of City of Tamarac services and overall operations. For nearly three decades, Sucuoglu advised all levels of City of Tamarac leadership through the uncharted terrane of optimizing organizational efficiency with utilization of modern technology.
His progressive approach to information systems and technology resulted in numerous recognitions and awards. Under Sucuoglu’s direction, over the course of 10 years, the City of Tamarac landed in the Digital Cities Survey’s top three rankings, for cities with populations of 50-thousand to 70-thousand. This included three first place recognitions.
Through these experiences, Sucuoglu gained a deep understanding of Tamarac’s operations and services. In 2021, after years of proven organizational leadership, Sucuoglu eventually served as Tamarac’s Assistant City Manager. In 2023, after 28 years of skillful and dedicated service, the Tamarac City Commission appointed Sucuoglu to serve as Tamarac’s City Manager.
How to Contact the City Manager
The City Manager welcomes comments from citizens and is interested in hearing what you enjoy about Tamarac and where you think we may improve. Correspondence to the City Manager should be addressed to:
Levent Sucuoglu, City Manager
City of Tamarac
7525 NW 88th Avenue
Tamarac, Florida 33321-2401