At a special meeting on Tuesday, April 18, the Coral Springs City Commission unanimously approved Mike Goodrum as the new City Manager effective June 19, 2017. His contract will be reviewed in September 2020.
Former City Manager Erdal Dönmez retired from his position on April 30, 2017. Police Chief Tony Pustizzi will serve as Interim City Manager until Goodrum arrives.
“There are a lot of similarities between Sugar Land and Coral Springs with both being recognized as high performing organizations and beautiful master planned communities. I’m excited about this opportunity and would like to thank the Commission for having the confidence in me to serve as City Manager,” Mr. Goodrum said. “I look forward to joining this team of exceptional men and women and working to ensure Coral Springs is the premier community in which to live, work and raise a family.”
Goodrum has been the Assistant City Manager in Sugar Land, Texas since February 2014. He began as in intern in Sugar Land in 1999 and has worked his way up the ranks as Community & Environmental Director, later Public Works Director and Executive Director, among other titles. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.
“We are looking forward to working with a young energetic man who has shown leadership skills which will make our City continue to be the best to live and work in,” Mayor Skip Campbell said.
“I’m excited at the opportunity to work with Mr. Goodrum to help take this City to next level with a vibrant downtown, while remembering that parks, schools, and neighborhoods are what make us great,” Vice Mayor Daley added.
“Goodrum is going to be great for the City,” Commissioner Vignola said. “An outside perspective and a fresh set of eyes are important for the City at this point. I think the City’s future just got brighter.”
“I believe that Mr. Goodrum will move the City forward with an attitude of doing what is right for our citizens,” Commissioner Lou Cimaglia said.
“Looking forward to working together towards a new vision for Coral Springs,” Commissioner Carter said.