The City of Auburndale’s Information Technology Department is a full service shop that provides service, repairs and training to all city staff. The city employs technologies such as VoIP, fiber connectivity, wireless, IP cameras, and VLan’s. IT also provides connectivity inside police vehicles and fire trucks to GPS mapping systems and databases. Our staff is proficient and highly trained in the latest gadgetry, software and data management. The city’s IT Department makes sure it is running at an optimum level so the other departments can function.
Chris Shelton is the IT Manager for the City of Auburndale. He is a native of Polk County and graduate of Auburndale High School. He earned an A.A. from Polk Community College in 1991 and a B.S. in Business Management from Saint Leo College in 1996. He began his career with the City’s Parks and recreation Department in 1986 and started the IT department in 2001. Chris is responsible for over 250 users between the cities of Auburndale and Lake Alfred. There is also over 600 pieces of equipment he oversees and maintains including workstations, phones and servers. Shelton developed a fiber project that linked all departments in the downtown area that saved the city thousands of dollars and was the first in the area to use “SIP trucking” technology for Voice Over IP (VOIP) service. Shelton lives in Auburndale with his wife and 3 children. He also has three grown children.