Public Sector Workforce 2030 Summit:
Planning for the Next Generation of State and Local Government Employees

Friday, September 27, 2019 – Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL


The Honorable Dean J. Trantalis

Mayor, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL


Dean Trantalis was elected mayor of Fort Lauderdale in March 2018. His election represented the largest victory in city history for a candidate running for a first term as mayor.

Mayor Trantalis previously served on the City Commission representing District 2 for eight years. As mayor, he also represents Fort Lauderdale on the Florida League of Cities, the Broward County Tourism Development Council, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the Broward Workforce Development Board.

Born and raised in Norwich, Connecticut, he attended high school at Norwich Free Academy. At Boston University, he majored in political science and graduated cum laude and with distinction in 1975. He received a Juris Doctorate in 1979 from Stetson University School of Law. Mayor Trantalis was admitted to the Connecticut and Florida Bar Associations in 1980 and has practiced law in Broward County since 1982.

His long track record of public service in the community began with his involvement in the fight for civil rights. As mayor, he is committed to responsible growth, community involvement in development decisions, increased fiscal responsibility in city government and the maintenance of the great quality of life in Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods.



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