Shawn Sherrouse was appointed Deputy City Manager on July 23, 2018. Shawn served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Lakeland from September 12, 2016, until his new appointment as Deputy. He 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 and East Polk County Branch Office Manager 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. He is also a Florida Certified Labor Relations Professional. Shawn is a native of Lakeland and is a graduate of Leadership Polk Class IV and Leadership Lakeland Class XXXVII. He is also a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Florida City/County Management Association (FCCMA), of which he has served as the District VIII Director. In 2013, he was awarded the FCCMA B. Harold Farmer Scholarship and has served as President and Chapter Mentor of the ICMA Student Chapter at the University of South Florida, a student organization he co-founded.
Shawn has served on the Board of Directors for the Polk Pre-Collegiate Academy and presently serves on the Board of Directors for both the Leadership Polk Alumni Association and the Camp Fire of Central Florida Youth Development Organization.