Tamarac’s Andy Berns Chosen as New Town Administrator for Southwest Ranches

Andy Berns along with his wife Melissa, son Dylan and his girlfriend Sami during Independence Day festivities in Tamarac 2011 – Tamarac Talk

Have you heard the saying, ‘Our loss is their gain’?  Well, I’m sure many residents in Tamarac are going to be thinking this when they find out Tamarac official, Andy Berns, has been hired away by another city.

It was announced  late on Friday afternoon that Andy Berns, Tamarac’s community and economic affairs officer, has been named as the new Town Administrator of Southwest Ranches.

“I love Tamarac. I work with a very bright and talented group of people,” said Berns. ” I’ve lived in this community many years and my heart is here.”

A longtime south Florida resident, Berns has been in Broward since 1973 and graduated from Coconut Creek High School before there was even a high school in his hometown of Coral Springs.

A graduate of Kean University in New Jersey with a BS in Management Science, and it wasn’t until later he discovered his love of public administration and earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration from FAU in 2009.

Starting at the City of Tamarac in Public Informations, Berns eventually became the Community and Economic Affairs Officer, where he was primarily responsible for recruiting and attracting businesses to Tamarac. One of his many other responsibilities was overseeing the Woodlands Neighborhood Improvement District and he worked closely with their officers and was well-liked by all that met him.

Berns is also very involved with the Tamarac Kiwanis. As a founding President of the reorganized organization back in 2007, Berns has been very involved with charitable works in the community.

“I feel the career move that he made will be a benefit to Southwest Ranches. The job he did for Tamarac will not be forgotten for a long time.”  said Kiwanis President Barry Harris.

Berns is expected to resign from the City of Tamarac sometime around June 1st and start with the town of Southwest Ranches on June 4th.

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Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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  • Richard J Kaplan

    Southwest Ranches made an excellent choice. I congratulate Andy and wish him much success.

  • The best of luck in your new job. You will be missed by all of us in Tamarac.

  • Gary Wulf

    How true. “Our loss is their gain”. I have turned to him many times for information regarding the City Of Tamarac. Good luck Andy. I for one will definitely miss your prompt and informative assistance when I needed it.

  • Tamarac is losing a talented guy. Congratulations, Andy. All the best to you and Melissa!

  • Patti Lynn

    What a bittersweet story. Andy Berns has been a true Solomon in his dealings with Tamarac residents. His abilities to mediate and mitigate have served the City well, while enabling him to gain the trust and admiration of everyone that he’s dealt with.

    While I, pesonally, will miss seeing him in City Hall, I am elated that he has this opportunity. Luck, just luck, Andy…as well as a whole lot of damned hard work creating that luck.

  • Amanda

    This is a comment to the admin. I read Andy Berns Chosen as New Town Administrator for Southwest Ranches and wanted to congratulate him. We live in SW Ranches and wish him the best and hope to meet him. Take care.