About Us


Elia TwiggElia Twigg, P.E., Director - Elia Twigg graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in 2002 and a Master’s degree in 2012, both in Civil Engineering, and she received her professional engineering license in 2006.  She began her career as a project engineer in 2002 for an engineering firm where she did land development design, and then went to work for the City of Palm Bay Public Works Department in 2005 as the right-of-way services manager. In 2006 she was promoted to Division Manager where she oversaw maintenance, construction and traffic operations. In 2011 she was reassigned to manage large capital projects, and was promoted to Public Works Director in January 2012. Elia is married with two young children, and her hobbies include working out, boating and spending time with her family.

Amanda Millirons, M.P.A., Assistant Director - Amanda began working with the City of Palm Bay in May of 2009, first serving as a Management Analyst in the Office of the City Manager. During this time, she worked in the Budget Division and managed special projects as assigned. In January of 2010, she joined the Public Works team, where she served in various leadership roles, including Division Manager. Amanda was promoted to Assistant Director in April 2013, which oversees multiple divisions and areas including Administrative Services, Customer Service and Engineering Inspection, Fleet Services, solid waste contract administration and the Department’s emergency management functions.

Amanda graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She is an active member of the Florida City/County Management Association (FCCMA) and the American Public Works Association (APWA). She is a graduate of the APWA Emerging Leaders Academy (Class IV).

Michael McCabe, P.E., Division Manager - Mike McCabe is the Public Works Division Manager with the City of Palm Bay.  Mike has been employed with the City of Palm Bay since 1985.  He started in the surveying field, and advanced to an Engineering Assistant position while attending school in the evenings for a degree in Civil Engineering.  Upon receiving his degree from the University of Central Florida, he was assigned multiple grant projects in stormwater management to resolve flooding issues and meet water quality standards.  Over the years, Mike has managed the stormwater program including the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and contributed to the Basin Management Action Plan for Total Maximum Daily Loads allocated to the Indian River Lagoon.  Most recently, as division manager, he has overseen the development and management of a Stormwater Utility for the City of Palm Bay. 

Mike is active in his community, he currently serves on the Planning and Zoning board for the Town of Indialantic,   he was previously on the Board of Adjustment and a was a Council member for four years.  Mike is a Professional Engineer, Certified Stormwater Manager, and recently completed the Certified Public Manager course with Florida State University.  Mike has been active with APWA for fifteen years and is currently the Central Florida Branch Chairperson.

Craig McKinnon, P.L.S. - Born in Ohio, resident of South Brevard for last 60 plus years.  Attended Melbourne High School and the University of Florida. Served in US Army in Unites States, Germany and Vietnam.  Started surveying career in 1972 with General Development Corporation.  Started working for the City of Palm  Bay in 1991 on survey crew in the Public Works Dept.  Received registration as Professional Land Surveyor in 1992.  Currently serving as Division Manager of the Surveying and Land Acquisition Division.  Looking forward to retirement to the farm in Malabar.

Barney Weiss, Division Manager - Barney began his career with the City of Palm Bay in 1996. During his 18 years of service with the City, Barney first started in Fleet Services as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic, beginning 18 years of service with the City. In 1997, Barney was promoted to the Materials Management Supervisor at the Police Department and shortly after was promoted to the Logistics Division Manager, where he served for over 16 years. In July 2013, Barney was promoted to a Public Works Division Manager.

Barney is a 13 year veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served in the Civil Engineering career field as an Electrical Power Production Technician. Barney is also a graduate of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Senior Leadership Program (SLP Class 8), and the Florida State University Certified Public Manager course.

Rachel Gerena, P.E., Division Manager -

John Cady, Division Manager - John is our Fleet Services Division Manager. John joined the City of Palm Bay in 2006 and oversees the entire fleet operation. He recently served as our Going Green Project Manager earning the City its Green Local Government Certification in 2009.  John’s extensive experience in government fleet, finance, and logistics includes prior employment with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and service as a Naval Supply Corp Officer where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. John’s studies include a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida and MBA from the University of Central Florida.