Catherine Givens is the Assistant City Manager of Budget, Strategy and Sustainability. She is responsible for managing the city’s $250 million budget and strategic planning process. Additionally, Givens facilitates and supports cross-functional process improvement teams through performance management. Promoted in March 2021, Givens is also responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs.
Under Given’s leadership, the team develops, plans and implements the city’s strategic financial planning and budgeting programs, including the strategic plan, annual business plan, annual performance-based operating and capital budgets, performance management processes and administers workshop presentations and publishes appropriate documentation.
Givens is the Public Education Liaison for our city schools and serves as a Trustee on the Coral Springs Police Pension Board. Additionally, Givens is a Board Member of the Florida Sterling Council and a member of the Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) Women in Local Government Focus Group, Broward City and County Management Association (BCCMA) CARES Act Sub-Committee, International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Member and Leadership Committee of Florida Government with Finance Officers Association (FGFOA), Florida Public Pension Trustee Association (FPPTA) and Leadership Broward. Additionally, she is a member and Past-President of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale and has served as a Day Chair for History, Urban and Education (HUE) Day.
The Budget and Strategy team under Givens leadership has earned the department the ICMA Certificate of Excellence in Performance Management, the GFOA Distinction Budget Presentation Award and recognitions from GFOA for Special Performance Management and Special Capital.
Prior to joining the City of Coral Springs, Givens worked from 2005 to 2016 for Franklin Templeton Investments in the Performance Analysis and Investment Risk Department. In this role, she managed a highly analytical global performance and risk management team responsible for distributing performance, market risk, enterprise and operational risk analytics and reporting.
Givens received her bachelor’s in Finance and her Master of Business Administration in Global Entrepreneurship and Finance from Florida State University. As a Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduate, she believes the Broward County public school system provided her a solid foundation in education, along with positive extracurricular activities which helped to mold her future.
A resident of Coral Springs, Givens is a proud mother of a talented, spirited, smart son, who she and her husband enjoy cheering on during travel soccer games throughout the State of Florida.