Serving the community of Dania Beach, Florida, City Manager Robert Baldwin draws on more than 30 years of experience in local government leadership. His previous positions include assistant city manager of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in which he oversaw departments including utilities, parks and recreation, and building and zoning. In this role, Robert Baldwin strived to support and improve his community, working to curb such issues as drunk driving.
To this end, he suggested an initiative to prevent residents from driving under the influence while also ensuring that their cars made it home, as well. Sponsored by Sunny’s Towing and Recovery, the program allowed Fort Lauderdale drivers who had been drinking at local bars to have their cars towed home for a reduced cost. At the time of the program’s establishment, the company charged Fort Lauderdale $32 per vehicle towed, but set a rate of only $18 to help residents get home safely.
Available 24 hours a day, the tow service began as part of a statewide effort to reduce alcohol-related crime. At the same time, several bar and restaurant owners throughout Broward County began offering free meals, taxi rides, and nonalcoholic beverages to patrons in an effort to prevent drunk driving.
An accomplished local government veteran, Robert Baldwin is the City Manager of Dania Beach, Florida. Baldwin oversees all aspects of the city's administration.