Charles Faranda was born in Queens, New York. He moved to Florida as a young man with his new bride in 1975. Early in 1976, the Faranda's moved to Lauderhill to raise their family. After more than 40 years of marriage, Dr. Donna and Mr. Faranda’s family now include his two sons Jason and Jonathan, daughter-in-laws Jennifer and Christina, and his 5 grandchildren Trenten, Matthew, Benjamin, Ryan and Amelia.
City Manager Charles Faranda has been with the City of Lauderhill since 1976 serving in various capacities including serving as a firefighter for more than 23 years. As a long time resident and employee of the City, CM Faranda is committed to what is often referred to as the “Renaissance of Lauderhill.” This includes creating initiatives like the Great Neighborhood Bond, Community Redevelopment Districts, and Safe Neighborhood Districts. During his tenure as City Manager, he participated in the initiative to create the Lauderhill Housing Authority, and worked diligently to reestablish the Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce.
CM Faranda received his Undergraduate Degree in Professional Management from Nova University and a Master of Public Administration from Florida International University.
Faranda enjoys spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, and he is an avid astronomer credited with discovering a supernova.