Assistant City Manager

Dale Pazdra

Dale Pazdra is the Assistant City Manager of People, Culture and Wellness. He is responsible for Human Resources, Employee Safety, Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, ADA Compliance; and Employee Training & Development. Pazdra joined the City of Coral Springs management team in 2006, was promoted to Director of Human Resources in 2011 and named Assistant City Manager in March 2021.

Originally from the Chicago land area, Pazdra relocated to Florida in 1992. Prior to joining the city, he worked in the private sector for more than 15 years. He has extensive knowledge and experience in all facets of Human Resources operations with an emphasis on leadership, strategic planning and organization development.  He has successfully led multiple cross-functional teams and quality initiatives to improve the delivery of HR services.  During his career, he has established best practices for employee engagement and retention.

Pazdra has a heart for service and demonstrates his commitment to our community and the HR profession by serving on multiple boards and committees.  In 2013 he was appointed trustee for the Firefighters’ Pension Board and previously served as trustee for the General Employee Pension Board.  He is also a member of the City’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, the Florida Institute of Government (FIOG) Advisory Board and the School of Public Administration (SPA) Advisory Board at Florida Atlantic University.  Additionally, he has served in multiple leadership roles with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) South Florida Chapter, serving as President for four years and most recently as Director of Professional Development.  

Outside of the office, Pazdra enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies and interests include photography, cooking/baking, nature walks and a passion for teaching.  On a part-time basis he serves as an adjunct professor at Barry University promoting careers in public service by teaching a variety of undergraduate courses in Public Administration and Human Resources. 

Pazdra graduated from Barry University with a master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) in 2010 and Elmhurst University with a Bachelor of Science (Business Management) degree in 1990.