About Finance


The Finance Department’s mission is to safeguard the City’s assets and its financial affairs, and provide for the long-term financial stability, integrity, and accountability of the City’s financial resources. The department is a valuable, financial internal resource to all City departments, and strives to provide excellent service to investors and other entities conducting financial and purchasing transactions in accordance with accounting standards for state and local governments.

To achieve the Finance Department’s mission, it provides services through the functions of Finance Administration, Utility Billing and Collection, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Treasury, and Procurement Services. As an integral part of the Internal Support Platform, Finance ensures all City departments follow sound fiscal management principles, and assists with procuring goods for the best value, allowing the City to obtain fiscal efficiencies, while maximizing resources and lessening its financial burdens.

The Finance Department is comprised of the following divisions:

Contact Information

Linda Short, CGFO, CPM
Chief Financial Officer

100 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-828-5167
Fax: 954-828-5168

Laura Garcia, CGFO
Acting Deputy Director of Finance
100 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
: 954-828-5181
: 954-828-5168