KEVIN J. EDMONDS, A.I.C.P.
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
Appointed as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in April of 2008, Mr. Edmonds earned his current position after holding a number of top positions within the City of Orlando. Mr. Edmonds joined the City in 1989 as the Planning Supervisor and Strategic Planner for the Orlando Police Department (OPD) where he was instrumental in creating the Department’s first Strategic Long Range Plan, which aligned OPD’s resources with a long-term vision of customer service and programmatic excellence. He was also a key player in the development of the department’s Computer-aided Dispatch (CAD) system, automated records management system, Paperless Automated Call Entry (PACE) system and the implementation of OPD’s 800 MHz Radio System. Following his work for OPD, he was promoted to Senior Aide to the Chief Administrative Officer and later to Solid Waste Bureau Chief.
As the Solid Waste Bureau Chief, Mr. Edmonds was successful in eliminating an inherited $2 million operating deficit. Through business process reengineering, the Bureau was able to reduce its budget by more than $2.2 million within 15 months. He also created a more efficient workforce, streamlined operations and improved overall employee morale. In March of 2000, Mr. Edmonds was appointed to his first tenured position, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Orlando.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, he shared in the responsibility of the day-to-day operations of the City. He helped create an entrepreneurial business climate that led to more efficient areas of public works, permitting, planning, technology management and economic development. In April of 2005, Mayor Dyer appointed Mr. Edmonds as the City’s Director of General Administration. Under this title, Mr. Edmonds oversaw the City’s internal operations including Fleet and Facilities, Technology Management, Purchasing and Human Resources and Labor Relations. Mr. Edmonds was also one of the principal authors of “The Blueprint for Using Community Venues to Create a Sustainable Economic Impact” for the Community Venues projects.
In April of 2008, Mr. Edmonds was reappointed to his current role of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer.
Mr. Edmonds is a member of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Alumni, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and has served on the Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Orlando Urban League. He has also served as a member and past president of the Orlando Science Center Community Council, the International City/County Manager Association (ICMA), the Congress for New Urbanism, and an alumnus of the Central Florida YMCA Black Achievers Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Planning and Design from the University of Cincinnati and has been a City of Orlando resident since 1989.