Jim Naugle was first elected Mayor of Fort Lauderdale on February 12, 1991. Due to his popularity with constituents, Naugle was re-elected in 1994, 1997, and 2000. He has served on the City Commission since 1985 and on City Boards since 1976. A long-time resident, Naugle has operated a real estate company in Downtown Fort Lauderdale for the last 25 years.
Naugle's many current civil activities include serving as the council chair of Broward Employment and Training Administration (BETA), founding president of Tarpon River Civic Association, chairman of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Senior Games, and as chairman of the Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency. Naugle works with the Chamber of Commerce and as a 26-year member of the Association of Realtors.
In the past, Naugle has served as the president of the Florida League of Cities, chairman of the Florida Municipal Investment Trust, chair of the Federal Action Strike Team (FAST), and as the chair of the National League of Cities, Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Mayor Naugle received his B.A. in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. He is married and has two daughters.