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Verdenia BakerPalm Beach County Administrator

Palm Beach County is governed by seven elected commissioners and an appointed county administrator. The administrator has executive powers to implement the policies and procedures set forth by the Board of County Commissioners.

The county administrator manages an annual budget of approximately $5.2 billion and oversees around 5,500 county employees in more than 40 departments, divisions and offices. Together, they must work in concert to provide quality services, programs and information to Palm Beach County’s estimated 1.5 million residents.

Supervising the day-to-day workings of one of the fastest growing and geographically largest counties in the nation is extremely challenging. The duty has been entrusted to Verdenia C. Baker, who was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners in May 2015.

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