Armando Fana City of West Palm Beach
Armando Fana’s experience with housing, social services initiatives and government administration spans over 20 years. During his tenure as a Program Manager for the Broward County Florida Workforce Development Board from 1997-2001 he played an important role in the implementation of welfare reform and workforce development programs. Armando was also the Director of the Hollywood, FL Workforce One Center from 2001-2003 where he managed the delivery of workforce development and welfare to work programs. He joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2005 as the Field Office Director for the Miami Field Office, which covers the 10 southernmost Florida counties. In his role as Field Office Director Armando served as the highest ranking local HUD official and the Secretary of HUD’s local representative, insuring that HUD programs and services were being delivered effectively to the community.
In 2015, Fana joined the City of West Palm Beach as the Director of Housing and Community Development where he was responsible for the oversight of funding and programs that provide attainable housing, community and economic development, homelessness prevention and social services to residents of the City of West Palm Beach. In 2019 he was appointed as the City’s Assistant City Administrator by Mayor Keith James. His current responsibilities include oversight of Development Services, Public Utilities, Engineering, Libary and Parking Administration. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an Associate in Science Degree in International Business Management and is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard where he served for 7 years on active duty. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Little Smiles of Florida along with the Florida Housing Coalition.