Coral Springs City Manager Announces His Departure
Coral Springs City Manager Michael Goodrum announced he will be leaving the City’s top executive post to return to the City of Sugar Land, Texas, where he will serve as its new City Manager.
As a student attending Texas A&M University, Goodrum began his career in government serving as an intern with the City of Sugar Land, TX. That internship solidified his decision to begin a career of serving people on the local level – in municipal government. Once Goodrum completed his B.S. in Political Science in 2001, he joined the City of Sugar Land full-time. During his career with the City, he served as the Parks Development Coordinator, Parks Administrator, Administrative Manager, Management Assistant II, Community & Environmental Manager, Community & Environmental Director, Director of Public Works, Executive Director and eventually – Assistant City Manager.
Of the new job in Sugar Land, TX, Goodrum says, “I do not look at this as if I am leaving Coral Springs, rather I am returning home.” He added, “the last 2 ½ years serving the residents and businesses of Coral Springs, alongside such dedicated public servants, will always be one of my greatest honors. Our family has built life-long friendships in this community, and for that we are forever grateful.”
Commissioner Larry Vignola applauded Goodrum’s service, saying, “Mike’s ability to navigate the City and its residents after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, followed by the passing of the City’s Mayor six months later, proved his ability to lead in the toughest of times.” He added, “One of Mike’s priorities when he accepted the position, was the long-term health of our City’s finances. Mike and the management team he put in place have put Coral Springs on the right path to fiscal wellness.”
Of Goodrum’s replacement, Mayor Scott Brook stated, “We have a strong management team in Coral Springs, and I am confident that our next City Manager will come from within. Goodrum will not vacate his position as City Manager until early 2020.
The City Commission will discuss plans for the City Manager’s replacement during the November 6, 2019 Commission Meeting.