City Manager



Michael Bornstein has been politically and professionally involved in local government in Palm Beach County for over 25 years. Starting as a County Commission aide in the late 1980’s and then part of the County Public Affairs staff working on the legislative agenda. He was hired to head up the redevelopment efforts in the Town of Lantana as the Development Services Director in 1998 and was later selected to replace the outgoing Town Manager in 1999 where he served 12 years. In 2012 he was selected as the City Manager for the City of Lake Worth Beach and views his efforts in terms of a significant ‘turn around’ corporation.


He has served on numerous advisory committees and boards over the years including the City of West Palm Beach Audit Committee, the Solid Waste Authority Citizens Advisory Committee, the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Advisory Committee and most recently was one of the League of Cities representatives on the Ethics Commission and Inspector General Ordinance Drafting Committee. He is a past president of the Palm Beach City Manager’s Association.


Michael is a 2nd Generation Floridian, graduate of the Florida State University and is married to his wife, Debra.. He has a step son who is a Boca Raton Fire Fighter and a daughter who graduated from University of Florida and is pursuing a career in California.



City of Lake Worth Beach City Manager Michael Bornstein


  • 7 North Dixie Highway
    Lake Worth, FL 33460
  • 561.586.1689
  • Michael Bornstein, City Manager
    mbornstein@lakeworth.org

    Juan Ruiz, Assistant City Manager
    jruiz@lakeworth.org

    Ben Kerr, Public Information Officer
    bkerr@lakeworth.org

    Allison Fox, Executive Assistant
    afox@lakeworth.org