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

Eric Carpenter

Eric Carpenter

Deputy City Manager

  • EricCarpenter@miamibeachfl.gov

  • 305.673.7010

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Areas of Responsibility: Building, Capital Improvement Projects, Environmental & Sustainability, Facilities & Fleet, G.O. Bond/Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel, Public Works.

Eric T. Carpenter, P.E. is a strategic, collaborative, and perceptive leader who currently serves as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Miami Beach. He is currently responsible for the following portfolio of departments: Building, Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), Environmental & Sustainability, Facilities & Fleet, GO Bond/Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel, and Public Works.

Since he began working at the City of Miami Beach in May 2013, Eric has demonstrated that he is a compassionate and transformative leader who can skillfully and successfully multitask and manage several major roles simultaneously. Prior to his role as Deputy City Manager, he served both as an Assistant City Manager and Public Works Department Director. In addition to directing the activities of the Public Works Department, which encompasses the City’s Engineering, Sanitation, Greenspace Management, and Infrastructure/Operations Divisions,  he was also responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Parks and Recreation, CIP, Parking, Building, Planning, Code Compliance, and Economic Development Departments, including more than 800 employees and nearly 100 capital projects with a 5-year capital budget totaling $1 Billion.

Furthermore, Eric is an accomplished leader who has an exceptional talent for executing significant tasks that further solidify the City of Miami Beach as a world-class city. As a skilled negotiator, he has spearheaded several Development Agreements valued at more than $750 million that resulted in approximately 15 acres of additional park space within some of the most densely populated areas of Miami Beach, public improvements valued at more than $75 million as well as affordable and workforce housing units to provide additional opportunities to diversify the residential population of the City.  Additionally, he was heavily involved with the passage and implementation of a $439 million general obligation bond program.  In addition, Eric was instrumental in finding a path to raise over $300 million in capital for the City of Miami Beach program for adaptation to sea level rise through creative methods such as tax increment financing and stormwater utility structuring.  He led the effort in closing out the renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center, a nearly $600 million improvement of the 40-year-old building to make it competitive for high-end convention events that will continue to augment the economic stability of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County. Eric also oversaw the creation of a Community Redevelopment Agency in the North Beach area that will fund improvements to that area for years to come.  Moreover, he helped navigate the challenges of operating a primarily tourism economy through the COVID-19 pandemic with significant mid-year budget adjustments and furloughs of employees to avoid the need for more sweeping layoffs.

Eric has more than 21 years of combined experience in C-Level Suite government administration and engineering project management. Prior to his tenure at the City of Miami Beach, Eric served as the Director of Public Works for the City of Doral from 2006 to 2013, Project Manager for Cherokee Enterprises Inc. from 2002 to 2006, and Project Manager for PMK Group Inc. from 1997 to 2002.

Eric is an award-winning State of Florida Licensed Professional Engineer who was recognized by his peers as the 2010 Government Engineer of the Year by the Miami-Dade Branch of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Furthermore, for more than 10 years, he has also been an active member of the South Florida Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA), where he served as Executive Board Chairman from 2017 to 2019.

Eric earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Maryland in 1997. Additionally, he has continued his education and developed an expertise in Pressurized Water Flow, Pipe Design, Traffic Calming, Construction Quality Management, Construction Health and Safety, Issues in Design/Build Construction, New Developments in Greywater Irrigation, Problems and Risks Associated in Green Construction, Issues in Environmental Remediation, Brownfield Redevelopment, as well as Laws and Rules for Engineering Principles. He also holds an OSHA-40 (plus 8-hour OSHA Supervisory Training) Certification and a Florida Department of Transportation Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Certification, as well as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management for Contractors Qualification.