Randy Knight

City Manager, Randy Knight

Appointed by the City Commission, the City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City of Winter Park. He is responsible for carrying out the policy decisions of the City Commission and for the day-to-day operations of the City. He provides professional leadership to all city departments with direct responsibility for the Communications, Building and Permitting, Finance, Fire, Planning and Community Development, and Police departments. In addition to daily operations, he is responsible for development and implementation of the City’s strategic plan. He serves on many external boards and committees representing and ensuring the City’s interests are represented and protected.

Randy Knight is a graduate of Florida Southern College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida. After college, Randy worked for a CPA firm where he specialized in governmental audits and consulting. Prior to becoming the City Manager for Winter Park in 2007, Randy served as Winter Park’s Assistant City Manager for 13 years; Winter Park’s Finance Director for three years; and Lake Mary’s Finance Director for two years.

Randy is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • International City Managers’ Association
  • Florida City/County Managers’ Association
  • Florida Government Finance Officers’ Association
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

In addition to his employment with the City of Winter Park, Randy’ s community involvement includes being an active member of the Winter Park Rotary.

Randy and his wife Debbie reside in Winter Park and are proud parents to three daughters and grandparents to three granddaughters and one grandson.

Michelle Neuner

Assistant City Manager, Michelle Neuner

The Assistant City Manager is selected by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Commission. She serves as advisor to the City Manager. She has oversight responsibilities for the Electric Utilities, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and Water and Wastewater Utilities Departments. She is directly responsible for the administrative divisions of Budget and Performance Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Purchasing, Risk Management, and Urban Forestry. She provides management direction to ensure successful completion of assigned projects and continued efficient operation of city programs.

Michelle Neuner is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and her Master of Public Administration. In 2013, she became a Credentialed Manager by the International City Managers’ Association. Prior to joining the City of Winter Park as Assistant City Manager in 2008, Michelle worked for the City of Maitland as the Administrative Services/Budget Manager.

Michelle is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • International City Managers’ Association
  • Florida City County Managers’ Association
  • Florida Government Finance Officers Association

During her spare time, Michelle volunteers as a member of the University of Central Florida’s School of Public Administration Advisory Board and also as a member of the Winter Park Health Foundation/Healthy Central Florida – Winter Park Team.

Michelle and her husband Paul live in Maitland with two sons, Mac and Will.