City of Orlando Chief Administrative Officer Byron W. Brooks Named to Newly Launched Hall of Fame at Clemson University
April 13, 2017 – ORLANDO, FL – On Friday, March 31, 2017, the City of Orlando’s Chief Administrative Officer, Byron W. Brooks, AICP, was inducted into the Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities Hall of Fame. The newly launched Hall of Fame inducted a total of 17 founding members to celebrate alumni, faculty and friends who have made a significant impact upon the educational, research and/or service goals of Clemson.
Brooks was nominated by the College’s City and Regional Planning Department for his outstanding professional achievements over his more than 30 years serving in the public sector.
“Byron is a critical member of our City of Orlando team, helping us advance priorities and initiatives to benefit and serve all our residents,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “His dedication and passion to our City make him more than worthy of this accomplishment and I am honored and privileged to work with him every day.”
Appointed as Chief Administrative Officer by Mayor Dyer in December 2005, Brooks is responsible for the day-to-day operations and coordination of all the City’s departments and services, and oversight of implementation of policies adopted by the City Council. This involves administration of approximately 3,600 employees and an annual operating budget approaching $1 billion, serving a community of approximately 260,000 residents and thousands of businesses.
Brooks received his Master’s degree in City/Regional Planning from Clemson University and obtained his official designation as a certified planner (AICP) from the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association in 1992. Prior to working for the City, Brooks served as executive director of the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) and worked with Orange County Government for more than 14 years.