Meet Deputy City Manager George Keller

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Mr. Keller currently serves as Deputy City Manager for the City of Hollywood, FL.
His responsibilities, as part of the senior management team, include the overall administration and management of the municipal corporation, with approximately 1400 employees serving 160,000 permanent residents. His responsibilities also include the development, management, and implementation of a $600M+ annual operating budget and accompanying capital improvement program. Additional areas of responsibility include Public Safety, Labor Relations/CBA Negotiations, Financial Services, Human Resources, and Pension Fund Trustee service.

Previously Mr. Keller worked as the Senior Vice-President for Calvin, Giordano and Associates for ten years where his responsibilities included managing a variety of public agency contracts and promoting governmental relations and business development. He also spent time at Severn Trent Services handling the administration of special government districts throughout the state of Florida.

Prior to transitioning to the private sector, Mr. Keller served as the Deputy Director of the Safety and Emergency Services Department for Broward County where he oversaw building code services, zoning, code and Fire Rescue. In this position he had extensive labor relations experience representing the agency in arbitration, mediation, negotiations, grievances and litigation. He also served as one of Broward County’s Legislative Coordinators and was a member of the County’s E-Government Task Force.

Earlier in his career in public service, Mr. Keller worked for the City of Hollywood serving as the Interim City Manager, Assistant City Manager and Director of Development Administration.

Mr. Keller holds a Master’s of Arts in Urban Geography/Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor’s of Science in Urban Geography from the University of Florida.