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Tony Delgado

Tony Delgado  |  City Manager

Tony accepted the role of City Manager on January 4, 2016. He began work with the City of Lakeland in January 1997 as Assistant Director for The Lakeland Center and went on to become the 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 numerous community service boards throughout Lakeland. He currently serves the community as a board member for Lakeland Vision, Polk Vision and The Polk Museum of Art and in the past sat on the boards of the Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, United Way, VISTE and the InnerAct Alliance.

Tony is a Certified Public Manager from Florida State University. He is a graduate of Leadership Lakeland XVIII and Leadership Polk Class II, and has been the Chairman of Leadership Lakeland Class XXIV and Chairman of Leadership Polk Class VII.



Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson  |  Deputy City Manager  

On March 28, 2016 Brad was appointed as the Deputy City Manager. Brad began work for the City of Lakeland as the Assistant City Manager in March 2012. Prior to this 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 the Achievement Academy. Additionally, he is a graduate of Leadership Lakeland Class XXXI.

Shawn Sherrouse

Shawn Sherrouse  |  Assistant City Manager

On September 12, 2016, Shawn became the Assistant City Manager for the City of Lakeland. Previously, Shawn was the Assistant City Manager for the City of Auburndale for 4 years and also served as their Community Development Director for 6 years. 

Prior to working for the City of Auburndale, Shawn was a Residential Appraisal Supervisor for the Polk County Property Appraiser’s Office for over 11 years. He served in the United States Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. 

Shawn has an A.A. degree in Public Administration from Polk State College, a B.A. in Management from Warner University, and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of South Florida. 

Shawn is a resident of Lakeland and is a graduate of Leadership Polk Class IV. He is also a member of the Florida City/County Management Association (FCCMA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). In 2013, he was awarded the FCCMA B. Harold Farmer Scholarship and served as President of the ICMA Student Chapter at the University of South Florida in 2014, a student organization he co-founded. He currently serves as the student chapter mentor.