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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.