120 Malabar Road
Palm Bay, FL 32907
Acting City Manager Chad C. Shoultz
Chad C. Shoultz, is currently the acting city manager for the city of Palm Bay, Florida. Chad has been with Palm Bay since 1998, during which time he has been the deputy city manager and the city’s assistant public works director. He brings professional diversity to the position with experience in project estimating, engineering design and financial planning. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, a master’s degree in business administration and is a CFP® professional. He has held leadership roles in the professional organizations he is a member of and volunteers as a coach for youth sports.
Acting Deputy City Manager Suzanne Sherman
Suzanne Sherman is currently the acting deputy city manager for the City of Palm Bay, Florida. Suzanne has been with Palm Bay since 2006 and her previous positions have involved oversight of risk management, budget and performance measurement initiatives, as well as utilities accounting, marketing, and customer service functions. In her current position, Suzanne is primarily tasked with coordinating development opportunities and infrastructure expansion in the St. John’s Heritage Parkway and new southern I-95 Interchange areas. Ms. Sherman has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration, and has also received Certified Public Manager (CPM), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and Risk Management for Public Entities (RMPE) designations.
NATIONWIDE SEARCH TO TAKE PLACE FOR NEW CITY MANAGER
(Palm Bay)—City Manager Sue Hann submitted a letter of resignation to Palm Bay’s city council Thursday. Four of the 5-member elected body voted to accept it and appoint Deputy City Manager Chad Shoultz as interim city manager until a national search can begin for a replacement. Councilwoman Michele Paccione was not present during the meeting to render a vote. Hann began her career with the city as the public works director in 1997. She was named deputy city manager in 2003 and appointed to city manager in 2011 becoming Palm Bay’s first female to manage east Central Florida’s second-largest city. During her tenure with the city, Hann was noted for her work on Palm Bay’s new Parkway, phase 1 of which is scheduled to open in January 2015. Hann was also responsible for successfully acquiring several million dollars in grant projects over the years for various capital improvement projects for the Parks and Recreation Department and various road and drainage projects. She is also credited with leading the city’s financial recovery from the worst economic conditions in recent history to a now stabilizing financial condition. “During my 17 years with the city of Palm Bay I have seen tremendous growth and progress,” Hann wrote in a statement. “I am proud to have been part of all that has been accomplished by our team during almost two decades of service. Palm Bay’s most significant achievements have been possible because of partnerships, cooperation and collaboration and I hope that trend will continue. Palm Bay is a wonderful city that is well-positioned for even greater success. I am confident that Palm Bay’s council and employees will continue to work together to serve the city’s residents and businesses with distinction and honor.”
The council took immediate action on the process of finding a new city manager and voted to create a citizen review board for the application review process with each councilmember appointing one citizen. All applications received by the outside employment agent and director of human resources will be forwarded to the advisory board. The council will also consider hiring the services of a professional recruiter in conjunction with the review board. The position must be permanently filled within 180 days after the effective date of the vacancy which, according to the city attorney was December 4th.