By: Sharon Aron Baron
After two years, Coral Springs City Manager Michael Goodrum announced he would be leaving the city’s top executive post to return to Sugar Land, Texas, after being hired as city manager.
“I do not look at this as if I am leaving Coral Springs, rather I am returning home,” said Goodrum, adding that the last two-and-a-half years serving the residents and businesses of Coral Springs, alongside such dedicated public servants, will always be one of his greatest honors.
“Our family has built life-long friendships in this community, and for that, we are forever grateful.”
Commissioner Larry Vignola applauded Goodrum’s service, saying his ability to navigate the city and its residents after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre, followed by the passing of Mayor Skip Campbell six months later, proved his ability to lead in the toughest of times.
“One of Mike’s priorities when he accepted the position, was the long-term health of our city’s finances. Mike and the management team he put in place have put Coral Springs on the right path to fiscal wellness,” said Vignola.
As a student attending Texas A&M University, Goodrum began his career in government serving as an intern with the City of Sugar Land, TX. That internship solidified his decision to start a career of serving people on the local level – in municipal government. Once Goodrum completed his B.S. in Political Science in 2001, he joined the City of Sugar Land full-time. During his career with the City, he served as the Parks Development Coordinator, Parks Administrator, Administrative Manager, Management Assistant II, Community & Environmental
Goodrum will not vacate his position until early 2020.
The city commission will discuss plans for his replacement during the November 6, 2019 commission meeting.
- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.
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