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Horace McHugh currently serves as the Interim City Manager. He joined the City of North Miami Beach (NMB) in January 2020 as an Assistant City Manager, overseeing the Departments of Building, Community Development (Planning & Zoning, Code Compliance, Business Tax Receipt), Economic Development and the CRA.
Horace has 29 years of municipal executive experience, joining NMB after serving as the Deputy City Manager of Coral Springs, where he had responsibility for directing the departments of: Budget & Strategic Planning; Public Works & Utilities; Building; Economic Development & CRA; Development Services (Planning, Zoning & Code); and Communications & Marketing.
His previous municipal services include: Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Plantation (4 years); Assistant City Manager for the City of Oakland Park (6 ½ years); Assistant City Manager for the City of Miami Gardens (4 ½ years); and Assistant to the City Manager in Fort Lauderdale (12 years). He also served for 11 years in a leading banking institution, where he advanced to the level of Division Manager.
He has experience in directing various activities of municipal operations; developing major policies; long range and strategic initiatives; ensuring policy implementation; infrastructure planning; and directing the preparation & execution of the operating and capital budgets.
Horace holds MBA & BBA degrees in Finance from Pace University, NY and is a Credentialed Manager through ICMA’s Credentialing Program. He is also a graduate of the ICMA Senior Executive Institute, at University of Virginia’s Darden Business School.
His professional affiliations include the Florida City/County Management Association (FCCMA), where he is slated to be the President in May 2021. He is also a member of International City/County Management Association (ICMA); the Miami-Dade City/County Management Association (MDCCMA) and the Broward City/County Management Association (BCCMA).
His civic activities include serving as Treasurer of St. George’s College Alumni Association. He previously served as Treasurer of the Greater Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce; President of Leadership Broward; and Board Member of Broward Partnership for Homeless.
Horace and his wife Charmaine have been married for 32 years and have two adult children, Dr. Stephen McHugh and attorney Chantelle McHugh.
Bio of Horace McHugh,
Interim City Manager/City of North Miami Beach