Alfred Jerome Fletcher II, who goes by Jerome, became North Port City Manager on Oct. 1, 2021. He has more than 20 years of experience as a public servant and leader. Mr. Fletcher received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County management Association (ICMA) in April 2022. He is also a member of the Florida City/County Managers Association (FCCMA) and serves on the FCCMA Fiscal and Administrative Policy Committee. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Mr. Fletcher has been married for 20 wonderful years with two amazing young children.
Since coming to North Port, Mr. Fletcher has worked to establish a "Community of Unity" by engaging with citizens through "Meet and Mingle" information and Q&A sessions and other opportunities for interaction with residents. In 2022, he instituted a newly streamlined budgeting process that includes greater public feedback, incorporates the City Commission's Strategic Plan and Strategic Pillars and improves transparency and accountability through online performance data tracking. Also in 2022, he helped guide the City's Hurricane Ian response and long-term recovery efforts from this devastating, near-Category 5 storm.
Mr. Fletcher came to North Port from the DC Metro Area, where he previously served as an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Montgomery County, Maryland. This local government is a suburb of our nation’s capital, has more than one million people in population and its economic development is built on being ranked as the #4 leader in life sciences in the country. In this position, he led daily operations and important decision-making processes as a member of the County Executive’s leadership team and his portfolio contained economic development, housing and community affairs, workforce development, and transportation.
Mr. Fletcher has an extensive history working in economic development, which drives him to implement a strong business advancement strategy, including expanding revenue sources and fiscally prudent management. He is always looking to strike the proper balance with attracting and retaining new businesses as well as making sure the backbone of our economy, small businesses, have a seat at the table as well.
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