Palm Bay Council To Announce New City Manager Tonight

By  //  April 14, 2015

special council meeting tonight at 6 p.m.

The Palm Bay city council will select the new city manager at tonight’s special council meeting at 6 p.m. (Image for

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA — The Palm Bay city council will select the new city manager at tonight’s special council meeting at 6 p.m.

The recruiting firm of Colin Baenziger & Associates recommended finalists from a pool of 79 applicants from around the country.

The council was also provided a list of other candidates with alternative skill sets per council’s request to seek individuals with non-traditional qualifications.

Jane Shang
Jane Shang

The top finalists include 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.

Patrick Salerno
Patrick Salerno
Matthew Delk
Matthew Delk

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 Final List of Candidates Are:

• Matthew Delk, Central, South Carolina
• Tamara Hanlin, Johns Creek, Georgia
• Armando Martinez, Bunnell, Florida
• Ron McLemore, Winter Springs, Florida
• Vicki Northrup, Palm Bay, Florida
• Patrick Salerno, Coral Cables, Florida
• Jane Shang El Paso, Texas