Liz Kolodney joined the City of Coral Springs in 1994, after relocating from New York City, where she served in the Division of Parks and Recreation.
A graduate of New York University, Liz earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science. A talented chef, she also attended the world-renowned, French Culinary Institute, now known as the Institute for Culinary Arts in New York City.
In 2011, Liz was selected to manage the City’s Communications and Marketing team, and in 2014 promoted to Department Director. During her tenure, Liz has overseen the development of the Art Walk project in Downtown Coral Springs and completed the City’s rebranding. When the City began construction on the new, state-of-the-art Municipal Complex, Liz developed a public art initiative to utilize the facility as an exhibit space for the promotion of the City’s museum and local artists. This new feature is one of the many aesthetic improvement’s made city-wide under Liz’s direction, which also include signage and building colors.
Liz oversees the publication of the City’s monthly eNewsletter, a quarterly magazine “Under the Sun,” the Annual Report, the issuance of press releases and media inquiries. All major city events are developed, coordinated and marketed under Liz’s direction – these include the annual parade, Downtown in December, Savor the Notes, Artoberfest and several food and music festivals. Liz provides support and marketing for events coordinated by outside organizations, but promote the quality of life in the City, including the Festival of the Arts, Friends of Music and Museum of Art exhibitions.
The Communications and Marketing Division, under Liz’s direction, is responsible for video production, photography, the City’s television channel, website and social media platforms. In 2017, Liz and her team were awarded 1st place for the Sunsational Award, presented by the Florida Festivals & Events Association for Best Social Media Campaign to promote an event. And 1st place for the Savvy Award, presented the City-County Communications & Marketing Association for Best Use of Facebook.
As the City continues to grow and retain both small and large businesses, Liz is responsible for coordinating participation at events, ribbon cuttings and participation in City events. Additionally, Liz works closely with the Coral Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce assisting its members with marketing, video production and event planning.
Liz is a member of the City-County Communications and Marketing Association, International Economic Development Council, the Florida Municipal Communicators Association, and City-run task forces that target drowning prevention and the opioid crisis.
Liz currently manages a $1.3 million budget and supervises 11 full and part-time employees.