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Deputy County Administrator

Monica Cepero


Monica Cepero


Agency:  Office of the County Administrator



Professional Background


With more than 25 years of state and local government experience, Monica Cepero serves as Deputy County Administrator. Since 2008, she has served in the County Administrator’s Office, first as an Assistant to the County Administrator then as Assistant County Administrator. Cepero serves as Acting County Administrator in the County Administrator’s absence.


Prior to joining Broward County, Cepero served as the Environmental Policy Advisor to Florida Governor Jeb Bush and was responsible for the policy and budget recommendations of $6.5 billion for the environmental and agricultural agencies. She also prepared revenue and economic impact analyses on a variety of proposed legislation and served as advisor to the Governor on local government issues, environmental and agricultural matters of the state, as well as other major statewide reform initiatives.


Following her tenure in the Governor’s office, she worked in the Miami office of PBS&J (now Atkins North America) as Manager of Strategic Positioning and Public Affairs. Her career in public service began during her post-graduate studies, when she worked for the City of Tallahassee serving in a variety of positions over an eight-year period from the City Manager’s Office to the Office of Management and Budget.

Ms. Cepero has served on five speaking panels which include: Leaders in Government, Smart Growth, Working in the Government, Public Sector Benefits of Public Employment, and a ASPA panel in the summer of 2018.



Primarily Responsibl​e For:

  • Facilitating a wide range of high level administrative work by assisting and working closely with the County Administrator
  • Serving as the Acting County Administrator in the absence of the County Administrator
  • Assisting in the general management of County government, ensuring Commission policies are implemented through oversight of departmental initiatives and actions and assist with the formation of the County Administrator’s annual budget recommendations
  • Coordinating the weekly County Commission agenda process and Commission meetings with the Mayor

  • Reviewing and approving agenda items for County Commission consideration

  • Serving as County Administration point person for the agenda process and the County Administrative Policies and Procedures initiative (CAPP)
  • Special projects as assigned including: Business Innovation Center at Nova Southeastern University, Charter Review Commission, Ethics Commission, Aviation’s new South Runway, terminal expansion and modernization initiatives, Convention Center expansion, Arena redevelopment, and Bond financing analyses
  • Integral part of Broward’s Emergency Management Response Team, including activations in recent years for hurricanes and several active shooter incidents in the County
  • Represent the County at a number of community events



Agency Assi​gnments

  • Aviation Department
  • Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department
  • Finance and Administrative Services Department
  • Human Services Department
  • Office of Economic and Small Business Development
  • Office of Public Communications
  • Cultural Division
  • Libraries Division
  • Parks and Recreation Division
  • Intergovernmental Affairs and Boards Section

  • Professional Standards and Human Rights Section

  • Planning Council




  • Bachelor of science degree in International Affairs from Florida State University
  • Master of Public Administration degree from Florida State University



Professional Affiliations

  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
  • National Association of County Administrators (NACA)
  • Florida City County Management Association (FCCMA)
  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
  • Engaging Local Government Leaders
  • The League of Women in Government
  • Local Government Hispanic Network
  • SuperBowl 2010 & 2020 Committee Member

​Contact Information

Deputy County Administrator 
Phone: 954-357-7354 
Fax: 954-357-7360