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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

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Information Technology

The Information Technology Department (IT) is a centralized internal service that supports, maintains and services all City of Miami Beach Departments.  The City’s Strategic Plan stresses the need to utilize technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of each departmental business process. Technology strengthens the way we conduct business at the City of Miami Beach. The IT Department’s purpose is to deliver technology initiatives to enhance department’s communication with our residents, increase the availability of city services and processes that can be accessed and transacted via the internet, and fortify the resiliency of our technology infrastructure.

Mission
We are dedicated to providing tools that enhance the City of Miami Beach’s ability to deliver world-class service to the City’s residents and visitors by helping the City satisfy its customers’ needs for creative and practical solutions.

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Chris Sarandos

Chris Sarandos was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Miami Beach in 2019. Mr. Sarandos spent 28 years in the Air Force in various IT and command roles. Since his retirement, he was appointed the CIO for the Peace Corps, State CIO for the State of Wisconsin, and the CIO for the Texas Department of Public Safety. Most recently he was the CIO of Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

Mr. Sarandos is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Data Processing and a Master of Arts Degree in Management.