Saturday, October 13, 2018

What an evening! Photos and video from the 16th annual State of the Village Address, Tuesday Evening, October 9, 2018

What a night!
Results of Palmetto Bay teamwork 2018 showcased at the 2018 State of the Village Address
Dear Fellow Palmetto Bay resident,

A great evening at Village Hall was enjoyed by over 200 attendees at the 16th annual State of the Village Address held last Tuesday evening, October 9th.

It was my honor to present this annual address highlighting Palmetto Bay's operations and accomplishments, along with the goals and objectives for the coming fiscal year.

We celebrated increased public services, a lower property tax millage rate for the second time in 4 years, more park programming, another year of reduced crime rate, increased transparency and public participation.  A great year celebrated with the team - council, management/staff and our fellow residents!

CLICK HERE to view the full text of the State of the Village Address.

JB Cash Foundation -recipient of 2018 "Rosemary Fuller Award

Congratulations to Janice and Ted Nickolaris of the JB Cash Foundation, awardees of the 2018 recipient of the "Rosemary Fuller Award" selected by our Education Advisory Committee

Lt. Maria Guerra - selected as next Village Police Commander

Another exciting announcement was Village Manager Ed Silva's selection of Lieutenant Maria Guerra as our new Village Police Commander, continuing a long-standing tradition of promoting from within our own ranks.

Commander Guerra started her career in law enforcement in 1989 and over that span of time has earned more than 60 commendations. She has been part of the elite Northside Crime Suppression Team and, in 2003, was promoted to Lieutenant while serving in the Narcotics Bureau. She then became the first female K-9 Lieutenant in the Miami Dade Police Department. We were lucky enough to welcome her to our Palmetto Bay Policing Unit in 2015.

Lt. Guerra's selection is not final until and unless the Village Council approves the Manager's selection.  I have called a Special Council Meeting for Monday, October 15, 2018 - at 5:45 PM the purpose of the Village Council to take action on the Village Manager's selection of Lieutenant Maria Guerra as the Village Police Commander.

Recognition of  St. Rep McGhee and Commissioner Levine Cava, as well as outgoing councilwoman Larissa Siegel Lara.

We recognized our outgoing District 3 Councilwoman Larissa Siegel Lara, State Representative Kionne McGhee and our County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava for their teamwork with the Village of Palmetto Bay.

The video of the entire State of the Village Speech is also available for your viewing (CLICK BELOW).

Mayor's State of the Village Address 2018
Mayor's State of the Village Address 2018
Again, thank you everyone for the TEAMWORK of this past year and I look forward to moving forward to an even greater 2019!
Your Mayor.

Eugene Flinn

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