Meet the City Manager - Kathleen Gunn
Kathleen Gunn is a proven and experienced municipal executive with 20+ years of leading, managing and serving cities with populations from 50,000 to 175,000 in the states of Florida and New York.
As City Manager for the City of Tamarac, Kathleen is responsible for day-to-day operations of a full-service municipality. Tamarac is a diverse community of more than 72,000 residents. It is located in the heart of west-central Broward County, and has a budget of $221 million.
Tamarac has been recognized by the International City Management Association (ICMA) as a leader in Performance Measurement and Management. For the last six years, Tamarac has also been recognized and as a Digital City in America for cities under 75,000 population.
Kathleen’s primary area of specialization is economic development: successfully steering cities to find their niche, leverage their unique character and attract investors, while working to facilitate the expansion of existing businesses. Kathleen’s strengths lie in shaping and executing a city’s vision through strategic planning and implementation, completing capital improvement projects on time and on budget, teambuilding, organizational development and project management. Her extensive experience in working on complex projects to reach mutually established goals helped negotiate a deal with Broward County on the expenditure of $102 Million in CARES Act funding.
Kathleen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pace University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry from St. Thomas University.
For four years, Kathleen served as Tamarac’s Assistant City Manager. Currently, Kathleen is the immediate past Vice President of the Broward County City Manager’s Association. She also holds memberships with the International City/County Management Association and the Florida City and County Management Association.
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:
Kathleen Gunn, City Manager
City of Tamarac
7525 NW 88th Avenue
Tamarac, Florida 33321-2401