BROWARD COUNTY, FL – County Administrator Bertha Henry today announced the promotion of Monica Cepero to Deputy County Administrator. Since 2008, Cepero has served in the County Administrator’s Office, first as an Assistant to the County Administrator, then as Assistant County Administrator. As Deputy, she will now serve as the Acting County Administrator in Henry’s absence.
Cepero has served as the Administrator’s liaison to some of Broward County’s largest agencies over the last 10 years, including Aviation, Finance and Administrative Services, Environmental Protection and Growth Management, Transportation, Port Everglades, Libraries, Parks, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Economic and Small Business Development, Cultural, Public Communications, and Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards.
She has been on special assignments to the Charter Review Commission and to the Ethics Commission. Key projects she has worked on have included the new South Runway at Broward’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, airport terminal expansion and modernization initiatives, early planning for the proposed Convention Center expansion and Arena redevelopment, and bond financing analyses. She has been an integral part of Broward’s Emergency Management Response Team, which was recently activated for Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, and an active shooter incident at the airport in January.
“Monica is a strong leader and an advocate for effective and efficient government services,” said Henry. “She has an extensive policy, financial and management background and since joining Broward County 10 years ago has been heavily involved in the operations of local government, including oversight of County Commission agendas, County policies and procedures, and has assisted in the development of the budget.”
Prior to joining Broward County Government, Cepero served as the Environmental Policy Advisor to Florida Governor Jeb Bush and was responsible for the policy and budget recommendations of $6.5 billion for the environmental and agricultural agencies. She also prepared revenue and economic impact analyses on a variety of proposed legislation and served as advisor to the Governor on local government issues, environmental and agricultural matters, as well as other major statewide reform initiatives.
Following her tenure in the Governor’s office, she worked in the Miami office of PBS&J (now Atkins North America) as Manager of Strategic Positioning and Public Affairs. Her career in public service began during her post-graduate studies, when she began working for the City of Tallahassee, starting in the City Manager’s Office and serving in a variety of positions over an eight year period, including the Office of Management and Budget.
Cepero received her Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from Florida State University and received a Master of Public Administration from the same institution.