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City Administrator


Carl Callahan

City Administrator and Director of the Economic Development Department

Native of Bradenton



  • City of Bradenton: City Clerk and Treasurer, January 1996-April 2017; City Auditor, 1992. Chief of Staff added to job title in Feb. 2010. Title changed to City Administrator in March 2015 and title of Economic Development Director added in March 2017.
  • Gator Asphalt Company, Project Cost Manager
  • Crossland Savings Bank, Internal Audit Director
  • T. Hudgins Inc. Internal Audit Manager/Assistant Controller
  • Ernst & Whinney, Public Accounting/Auditor


  • Florida Association of City Clerks
  • International Association of Municipal Clerks
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Florida Government Finance Officers Association
  • Florida Grapefruit League Association (Founding Member)
  • Institute of Government (Steering Committee)


  • Louisiana State University, 1979 MS Accounting
  • Louisiana State University, 1978 BS Finance
  • Manatee High School, Bradenton, Fl., 1973.