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Mark LauzierFriends, Neighbors and Visitors

Welcome to the City Manager’s webpage. It is a great honor to serve as your City Manager and call Delray Beach my new home. I have admired the City from afar for many years and I am proud to be assisting our government and community on continuing to keep the City of Delray Beach America’s Most Fun Small City.

Delray Beach is a thriving and growing community, a popular destination for both tourists and new residents. What attracted me most to the “Village by the Sea” was more than just its vibrant, world-class attractions and beaches, but also Delray Beach’s rich history, diverse culture and promising future.

While the City has had its challenges, I am confident in our ability to move forward and accomplish great things by communicating and focusing on our strategic priorities which are reviewed annually and set by the City Commission. I am working collaboratively with the City Commission and City staff to help focus our strength, character and passion in achieving all the great things the community desires. Through our guiding principles and key strategic goals set by our elected officials, we will achieve excellence by setting expectations using the governmental performance principles of: alignment, accountability and continuous improvement. Alignment will help us all develop organizationally and align our budget, departmental strategic plans, improvement plans and the City Commission’s goals and objectives to serve the broader vision for the City of Delray Beach. Practicing accountability requires constant communication and quarterly performance updates with the City Commission. Continuous improvement is a best practice in which all departments must be engaged in by constantly working toward getting better at what we do to ensure high-performing programs, services and long-term outcomes that fulfill the Commission’s strategic goals and priorities.

Recently, we’ve expanded on the City’s core values of S.P.I.R.I.T. to achieve a meaningful connection between our work and our personal actions and accountability as modified below:

              Service before Self

                                     
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erformance Excellence in All We Do

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ntegrity First

                                Responsible to our Community

              Innovative Mindset

           Teamwork a Must

These foundational values establish the framework for expectations at all levels within the City of Delray Beach organization. They are essential for our daily decision-making; provide transparency and equity; guide us in effectively executing plans and strategies; and, help us ensure a work environment that inspires staff to new levels of achievement. While I am responsible for leading the team in executing the City Commission’s policies, our ultimate success is dependent on working collaboratively both within the organization as well as with our external partners and stakeholders. Our pledge is that all City employees shall embrace these core values knowing that this will lead us toward high performance.

In closing, and on behalf of the entire City government team, we are committed to the community we love and are driven to do all we can to keep Delray Beach the best place to live, work and play. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hello, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Mark R. Lauzier

City Manager

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