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City Manager Edward Rojas


City Manager - Edward A. Rojas

On June 11, 2014, Edward A. Rojas was named Doral’s City Manager. As City Manager, Mr. Rojas serves as the City’s chief executive officer and is charged with supervising, coordinating, and administering the various functions of the City. He has direct responsibility for all departments, divisions, and office of the City with the exception of the City Attorney and City Clerk which are separately appointed by the City Council. He is responsible for the leadership and management of an organization with a workforce of over 360 employees, an annual budget of approximately $69 million, and provision of services to over 54,000 residents.

Mr. Rojas’ responsibilities are to uphold the ethical standards of professional city government, respect the democratic process and faithfully implement the policies of the Mayor and City Council while ensuring efficient and effective delivery of city services.

Prior to becoming Doral’s City Manager, Mr. Rojas possessed twenty (20) years of managerial and supervisory experience, which included eleven (11) years of a diverse range of local government experience, serving as building official/director, building chief, and public servant. His significant roles in government administration earned him a reputation as an advocate for ethics and team work.

In his first two years as Manager, he has been credited with helping restore the integrity to the organization, promote government transparency and generate a cooperative atmosphere. Through his leadership, he has taken Doral’s organization to new heights of recognition as seen by the following initiatives, to list a few: re-establishing an Economic Development Division that reaches out to the private sector to develop public-private partnerships; implementation of a Public Safety Team under the supervision of Doral’s Police Department to address current and future emergency/safety issues; Doral’s Police Department accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) becoming one of only 11 municipalities of the 37 police departments in Miami-Dade to be accredited; and recipient for the first time of the Outstanding Achievements in Popular Annual Financial Reporting awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), providing the City’s financial information in a more readily accessible manner and to a broader audience.

Mr. Rojas was recognized as Building Official of the Year 2014 by the South Florida Building Officials Association and currently serves as the secretary of the Miami Dade City and County Management Association (MDCCMA) assisting in leading efforts to provide research and implementation tools to professional local government executives. He has lead a wide range of partnerships with foundations, local and federal agencies, universities and private businesses through local government support.

Mr. Rojas’ formal education includes undergraduate studies in Architecture at the University of Florida and graduate studies in Construction Management at Florida International University.

City Manager Edward A. Rojas can be reached via e-mail at
edward.rojas@cityofdoral.com