Assistant City Manager Fred Murry
Fred Murry has more than 30 years of public service, and has served in a variety of administrative and and
/or executive positions in city and county government. His long and distinguished career includes periods of tenure as Director of the Florida Family Success Administration for the Board of County Commission, Broward County, Florida and as Director of Youth and Family Services in Loudon County, Virginia. He has also served as Community Development Director for North Miami Beach, Florida and as Housing and Grants Department Director for Lee County.
Mr. Murry is a graduate of Talladega College with a Bachelor Arts Degree in Pre-Law/History and he holds a Master of Arts Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University. He serves in a number of professional associations including the National Black Public Administrators Association and the International City and County Managers Association.
Assistant City Manager Deborah Bowie
Deborah Bowie has more than 18 years of progressive senior-level experience in the municipal and non-profit industries. Deborah most recently served as the interim City Manager for the City of Gainesville, having joined the staff as the Executive Chief of Staff in 2018. Deborah previously served as the Chief of Staff to the mayor in Birmingham, AL, Senior Public Information Officer to the Birmingham City Council, and as Vice President in the chamber of commerce industry in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
In 2015, Deborah was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of North Central Florida, where she led the organization to become the lead agency for homelessness services in the region. Deborah has completed organizational management studies at the Terry School of Business (University of Georgia), executive leadership studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. She is currently enrolled in the MPA program at the University of Central Florida, and is a member of International City/County Management Association, National Forum for Black Public Administrators and the Florida City County Management Association.
Assistant City Manager Andrea Agha
Andrea Agha joined the City of Gainesville in August 2021. Most recently, she served as the CEO for the Village of Key Biscayne, and as the deputy town manager for the Town of Miami Lakes.
Under her leadership at the Village of Key Biscayne, its available funding levels increased by approximately $122M through efforts including a voter-approved bond, billing for delinquent fees, renegotiation of a franchise agreement, correcting payroll reporting and attaining legislative appropriations.
At the Town of Miami Lakes, she spearheaded the development of the town’s strategic plan, and helped design and implement a series of infrastructure enhancements including the town’s LED streetlight conversion project, canal stabilization project, stormwater and roadway improvements, and the construction of a Gold LEED-Certified, $4.45M facility.
Agha is a graduate of Boston University, and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami. She is an ICMA Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Management Association, an Envision Sustainability Professional through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and is FEMA certified through the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS).