Karen Windon and Dan Schlandt Meet the Deputy County Administrators

Karen Windon

Image Karen Windon

Deputy County Administrator
Manatee County Government
1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941)745-3799
karen.windon@mymanatee.org

Karen Windon has held the position of Deputy County Administrator for Manatee County, Florida, since December, 2006. Her areas of responsibility include all operational aspects of the County with a focus on public safety, human services, neighborhood services, human resources, information technology, parks and recreation, and facility management as well as strategic planning.

Windon was the Director of the Manatee County Public Safety Department from 1998 – 2006 and was affiliated with public safety for over 25 years. She has received the Certified Emergency Manager and Florida Professional Emergency Manager designations, is past President of the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association, and has been active in many facets of emergency management on a regional, state and national basis. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the international Emergency Management Accreditation Program Commission.

Windon is also the past chair of the Manatee Community Consortium focusing on behavioral health issues and is vice-chair for the Family Safety Alliance of DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota Counties focusing on child welfare.  She is a member of the International City/County Management Association and the Alliance for Innovation. She has served on a number of volunteer boards in the community.

Windon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Eckerd College.

 

Dan Schlandt

Image Dan Schlandt

Deputy County Administrator
Manatee County Government
1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 745-3732
dan.schlandt@mymanatee.org

 

Dan Schlandt was named as a Deputy County Administrator in December, 2006. In addition to general support to the County Administrator, his primary areas of responsibility are in the areas of growth and development including planning, building, infrastructure planning, public works and economic development. 

 

Schlandt worked for almost 20 years in the Manatee County Financial Management Department serving as Budget Manager and administering the county’s five year capital improvement program before moving to the County Administrator’s office. He received his Bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Florida.

 

Schlandt is a member of the International City and County Management Association and the Florida City and County Management Association and serves on the Economic Development Council of the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce. He has been involved in a number of coaching and administration activities in youth sports for many years.