Betty M. Baker became the Alachua County Manager in July 2013. Betty has been involved with Alachua County since 2002, beginning as the Director of Administrative Services and becoming Deputy County Manager in December 2012. Her previous experience also includes the Director of Personnel for the City of Cincinnati and the Assistant City Manager for the City of Cincinnati.
In the community, Betty has served on the Executive Board for the March of Dimes, and she is a member of the Gainesville Downtown Rotary Club. She is a Certified Public Manager, a designation earned in 2007 from Florida State University, and she is an International City County Managers Association Credentialed Manager.
Betty received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Psychology from Florida State University, and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Barauch College as well as a Master of Education in Human Resource and Organizational Development from Xavier University.
Betty has been recognized as a National Urban Fellow, and won the Cincinnati Sentinel Police Association’s MLK Award in and the Cincinnati Vice Mayor’s Select Woman of the Year Award. She was also a part of Leadership Cincinnati and the Executive Leadership Institute.
We are pleased to recognize Betty as our Inspire Woman of the Day.