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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Kurt Swartzlander to be Shores' Next City Manager

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City of Daytona Beach Shores Assistant City Manager and Finance Director Kurt Swartzlander has been selected by the City Council as the next City Manager, effective June 2022.

Swartzlander will succeed longtime City Manager Michael Booker, who has announced he will retire June 3 after 22 years at the helm of the city.

“Thank you for this opportunity,” he told the Council. “I look forward to continuing the great work of the last 22 years and improving the City any way we can.”

Swartzlander, 51, came to Daytona Beach Shores four years ago as Finance Director and has also served as Assistant City Manager since last spring. He spent 11 years at the city of Holly Hill before that, serving as Finance Director and Assistant City Manager, with two stints as Interim City Manager during his time in Holly Hill.

Originally from Michigan, he attended Kalamazoo College for his undergraduate degree, then earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Stetson University in DeLand. His first government position was as an accountant for the city of Holly Hill, from 2002-2005. In addition to his public experience, he has worked in the private sector in electrical contracting and food supply.

Swartzlander was a founding vice president of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association. He and his wife, Stacy Swartzlander, have four children: Sydney, Kinsley, Jadon and Jackson.

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