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Verdenia C. Baker 

Verdenia C. Baker
County Administrator

E-mail Administration | 561-355-6726


There are five professionals helping the County Administrator manage the day-to-day operations of Palm Beach County government. Each is in charge of several departments as well as serving as liaison to a number of councils, committees and boards.

Jon Vanarnam 

Jon Van Arnam, Deputy County Administrator, joined the County in 1988, serving as the Deputy Director of the Department of Environmental Resources Management and as an Assistant County Administrator before appointment to his current position. Mr. Van Arnam oversees Environmental Resources Management, Climate Change & Sustainability, Criminal Justice Commission, Medical Examiner’s Office, Parks & Recreation, and Public Safety. He also serves as the liaison to Court Programs.

Nancy Bolton 

Nancy Bolton, Assistant County Administrator, joined the County in 2004 serving as the Director of the Risk Management Department before her appointment to Administration in 2016. Prior to joining the County, she served as Risk Manager for the City of Pompano Beach and Hall County, GA. Ms. Bolton oversees Community Services, Fire Rescue, Human Resources, the Office of Equal Opportunity, Purchasing, and Risk Management.

Todd Bonlarron 

Todd J. Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator, joined the county in 1999 as Executive Director of the Legislative Delegation and more recently served as Director of Legislative Affairs responsible for developing the legislative program for the County Commission, and coordinating the County’s lobbying efforts in Tallahassee and Washington DC. Mr. Bonlarron oversees Cooperative Extension Service, Legislative Affairs, Libraries, Palm Tran, Public Affairs and Youth Services. He also serves as the liaison to the Department of Health, Health Care District, Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Supervisor of Elections.

Faye Outlaw 

Faye W. Johnson joined the County in 2016 as an Assistant County Administrator. She oversees the Departments of Planning, Zoning & Building; Engineering & Public Works; Housing and Economic Sustainability and the Office of Community Revitalization.  She also serves as the liaison to the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County. Prior to joining the County, Ms. Johnson served as County Administrator and Assistant County Administrator for St. Lucie County.   She also served as Deputy Director of Economic Development for the City of Ft. Lauderdale and Director of Housing & Community Development for the City of West Palm Beach.