Season 6 Episode 4: Innovation Opportunity and Progress featuring Greg Chavarria City Manager of Fort Lauderdale

Grant McGaugh . S6E4 . 28:03

Do you believe in being available to solve important issues at hand?  Do you surround yourself with knowledgeable people when facing imposing challenges head-on? My next guest Greg Chavarria brings these important skill sets to the table every day of his professional life.

“Bring innovation Bring opportunity and progress on ideas for current and future residents and visitors of Fort Lauderdale.”  Says the recently promoted City Manager 

His Can-DO attitude typifies an executive presence that gets things done in a time of need.  He uses collaboration and listening skills coupled with diversity of thought in his comprehensive approach to thinking strategically. 

“Relationships build trust.  Trust builds commitment.  Commitment builds performance. Performance builds success.” Says Chavarria

Greg Chavarria is the City Manager of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a position he has held since July 23, 2022. Chavarria previously served as Assistant City Manager of the City of Fort Lauderdale since September 2020.

His experience includes serving as a transformational leader with a strong focus on business improvement, optimizing the customer service experience, and implementing digital innovation strategies. As an innovator with a deep grasp of technology, organizational change management, and project management capabilities, he has delivered smart city and sustainability solutions that improved public safety, process management, and accountability.

Innovation, smart cities, and bringing forth digital citizen engagement strategies for constituents are his passion. Notable smart city projects Greg has led include the implementation of smart surveillance detection systems, smart lighting systems within public facilities, the development of mobile apps to increase public engagement, and the implementation of smart metering for water utilities.

He has earned professional certifications such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and ITIL v3. He has a dual Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Miami, a Master’s in Information Systems from Florida International University, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Psychology focusing on industrial-organizational management. 

He enjoys learning new things and connecting with people across a range of industries.

Let us Welcome Greg Chavarria to the Follow the Brand Podcast Where We are Building a 5 STAR Brand that you Can Follow!

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