Palm Bay City Manager Search Narrowed To Five
By Yvonne Martinez, City of Palm Bay // April 3, 2015
new city manager will be selected April 14
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA — Palm Bay Mayor William Capote and the Palm Bay city council discussed the candidates for the new city manager position at Thursday night’s regular council meeting.
The recruiting firm of Colin Baenziger & Associates is recommending five finalists from a pool of 79 applicants from around the country.
The council is also being given a list of five other candidates with alternative skill sets per council’s request to seek individuals with non-traditional qualifications.
During Thursday night’s meeting, the council determined which candidates will move forward with interviews and a more thorough review by the mayor and council.
The new city manager will be selected at the April 14 council meeting.
The top five finalists included former city managers and deputy city managers from cities in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas.
This pool also included candidates with experience in private sector corporate management and consulting.
The five “non-traditional” candidates include local and area residents with backgrounds in criminal justice leadership, business management and executive leadership, public administration and military backgrounds.
According to the posted job description, the next city manager will be expected to review the city’s operations critically to determine what can be done to fund roads, build utility infrastructure, structure pensions that are sustainable, and focus on economic development.
The list of candidates is as follows:
• Matthew Delk, Central, South Carolina
• Tamara Hanlin, Johns Creek, Georgia
• Ron McLemore, Winter Springs, Florida
• Patrick Salerno, Coral Cables, Florida
• Jane Shang El Paso, Texas
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