Oldsmar City Manager Al Braithwaite's professional career spans thirty-plus years among four different Pinellas County municipalities. He has been employed by the City of Oldsmar since 1999; first as Finance Administrator, and subsequently as Director of Administrative Services prior to being hired as City Manager in 2017.
Al is a current member of the Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA), Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and the International City Management Association (ICMA). He is a past President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA) and serves on the Executive Council of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Al holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management from Eckerd College and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Florida.
Al and his wife, Carla, are residents of Oldsmar. They have one daughter, a son-in-law, and three grandchildren, residing in Virginia.
Duties & Responsibilities
Administer laws, ordinances, and policies fairly and equitably
Ensure proper administration of city operations and funding
Maintain the quality of life of the community
Propose and study policy decisions for City Council
Provide effective leadership in city government
Represent City Council's best interests, desires, and views
Supervise and monitor city departments
Council-Manager Form of Government
The City of Oldsmar is a Council-Manager form of government. In this form of government, residents elect a governing body (including a chief elected official, such as a mayor) that adopts legislation and sets policy. The governing body then hires a manager with broad executive authority to carry out those policies and oversee the local government’s day-to-day operations.