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Douglas B. Thomas

Douglas B. Thomas,
City Manager

Doug officially took office December 1, 2003. Before this position he served as City Manager for the City of Alma, Michigan for over 14 years. Prior to appointment in Alma, he represented the City of Grand Haven, Michigan as Assistant City Manager, (1986-1989) and as Administrative Assistant to the City Manager (1984-1985). He also has held local government posts with the City of Rockville, Maryland and the Town of Landover Hills, Maryland.

His academic credentials include attainment of a Master's of Public Administration from the American University, Washington, D.C. in 1983 with a concentration in Urban Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Bowling Green State University, Ohio in 1981.

Tony Delgado

Tony Delgado,
Deputy City Manager

Tony began work with the City of Lakeland in January 1997 as Assistant Director for The Lakeland Center. He became Assistant City Manager in November 2000. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks & Community/Commercial Recreation from Southern Illinois University. Tony is active in Downtown Kiwanis and is a graduate of Leadership Lakeland XVIII.


Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson,
Assistant City Manager  

Brad began work as the Assistant City Manager in March 2012. Prior to his appointment he served in various governmental roles with the City of Palm Bay, FL, most recently as the Budget Administrator. In addition he has held leadership positions with the City of Holly Hill, FL.

Brad is a graduate of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri where he received his Masters of Public Administration with a focus in public management. Additionally he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the American Public Works Association's Emerging Leaders Academy. Brad serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central Florida and is a graduate of Leadership Lakeland Class XXXI.