Al Braithwaite started as Oldsmar City Manager on October 1, 2017; replacing legendary City Manager Bruce Haddock, who served Oldsmar for 31 years.
Al earned his Bachelor's Degree in Management at Eckerd College, and completed his Master's Degree in Public Administration at the University of South Florida.
He has been in Government Finance for over thirty years, and has been with the City of Oldsmar since 1999, first as Finance Administrator, and most recently as the Director of Administrative Services. He has served four municipalities in his career, all in Pinellas County.
Al is a current member of the Government Finance Officers Association, International City Management Association (ICMA) and served as former President of the Gulfcoast Chapter of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association. He is a member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and was recently elected to their Executive Council.
During his career serving the citizens of Oldsmar, Al was a key participant in the completion of many capital projects, and served as Finance Manager for two of the largest projects in the City's history, the Reserve Osmosis Treatment Plant, and the BMX Supercross facility. He continues to be responsible for the City's Investment portfolio, and has directed all Finance related functions of the organization for the past seven years.
He and his wife Carla have been resident of the City of Oldsmar for six years. They are proud parents of one daughter and son-in-law, and have three grandchildren, that all resident in Virginia.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Administer laws, ordinances, and policies fairly and equitably
- Ensure proper administration of city operations and funding
- Maintain the quality of life of the community
- Propose and study policy decisions for City Council
- Provide effective leadership in city government
- Represent City Council's best interests, desires, and views
- Supervise and monitor city departments
Council-Manager Form of Government
The City of Oldsmar's council-manager form of government is explained in the FAQ brochure (PDF) prepared by the International City-Council Management Association (ICMA).