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Town Administrator

The Town operates under a council-administrator form of government in which the Town Administrator is appointed by the Town Council and serves as the head of the Town’s administration. The Town Administrator is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that Council policies are implemented.
  • Ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the Town.
  • Maintaining the day to day administration of the Town through the various departments, contracts, and employees.
  • Recommending policy alternatives to the Council.
  • Working with the Town Financial Administrator in submitting the proposed annual budget to the Council.
  • The Town Administrator provides capable and inspiring leadership for Town staff and makes the day to day decisions that allow for the most effective use of resources. This allows staff to focus on improving the quality of life for the Southwest Ranches community.

Russell Muñiz

Town Administrator

13400 Griffin Road Southwest Ranches, FL 33330

(954) 434-1490

Russell Muñiz was appointed Town Administrator in December of 2023. He joined the Town in March 2014 as the Town Clerk, and was appointed Assistant Town Administrator in January 2015. He has been serving South Florida municipalities since 1995; previously serving Davie and Pembroke Pines. He earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in 1998 and returned to school to complete his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 2009.

Illustrative of his penchant for public service, Russell has served as the past president of the Broward County Municipal Clerk’s Association, Vice President of the South Florida Government Finance Officers and City Clerks Association, member of the Broward County City Managers Association, and has participated in numerous charity fund raisers such as Broward Arthritis Walk, American Heart Association Walk, Habitat for Humanity, and Hispanic Unity’s Latin Fest. Prior to public service Russell worked in the financial industry in New York City.

Danielle Caban

Executive Assistant to the Town Administrator

Please be advised that under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone at (954) 434-0008, or in writing at 13400 Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330.

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