Monica Cepero began serving as County Administrator in March 2022
after previously serving as Deputy County Administrator.
Monica Cepero brings nearly 30 years of state and local government management experience to the role of County Administrator. The County Administrator serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Broward County, the 17th largest county in the country with a population of over 1.9 million residents and a $6.7 billion budget. Ms. Cepero directs the functions of government that fall under the auspices of the Board of County Commissioners, which include a workforce of nearly 7,000 employees in over 60 agencies, the world-class Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades, and the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Ms. Cepero joined Broward County in 2008 as an Assistant to the County Administrator. Five years later she was named Assistant County Administrator, and in 2017 became Deputy County Administrator. She was selected by the Board of County Commissioners in May 2021 to become County Administrator upon the retirement of her predecessor, effective March 1, 2022.
Ms. Cepero is a Cuban American born in Puerto Rico. Prior to joining Broward County, she served as an advisor to Florida Governor Jeb Bush on local government issues, environmental and agricultural matters and other major statewide reform initiatives. Prior to that, 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 for eight years, serving in a variety of positions in the City Manager’s Office and the Office of Management and Budget, overseeing operations of public safety, parks and utilities.
Ms. Cepero has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs with a Minor in Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration degree with a Specialization in Local Government Administration, both from Florida State University.
Ms. Cepero was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2020 to a four-year term on the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Equality Florida awarded her a Voice for Equality Award in 2021. She is also actively engaged in the following organizations:
International City/County Management Association
National Association of County Administrators
The Business of Counties
Florida City County Management Association
Local Government Hispanic Network
Alpha Chi Omega Sorority