By Sharon Aron Baron
The city manager of Coral Springs has received the credentialed manager designation from ICMA — the International City/County Management Association.
Frank Babinec is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing program.
To receive the prestigious ICMA credential, a member must have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government; have earned a degree, preferably in public administration or a related field; and demonstrated a commitment to high integrity and lifelong learning standards professional development.
Babinec has proudly served the city for the last 28 years and was selected to serve as the city manager in December 2019.
Before that selection, Babinec served as the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department chief from February 2014 to December 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Thomas University and earned an MBA in public administration from Columbia Southern University. He is an active member of ICMA and the Broward City Managers’ Association.
Throughout Babinec’s career in public service, he has been committed to improving and better serve the Coral Springs community and said lifelong learning is important for local government professionals to create better and sustain thriving communities.
“I committed to continued professional development, and obtaining this credential is an achievement I am very proud of and honored to receive,” he said.
The City of Coral Springs has approximately 800 full-time employees, who serve more than 132,000 residents as a full-service governmental organization.
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