These changes were approved by the City Commission at a meeting on May 6, 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (May 9, 2019) –
In keeping with West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James’ vision of a city government that is more efficient, effective and responsive to residents, Mayor James announces a restructuring of City administration and departments to include the following changes:
- Development Services Director Rick Greene is being promoted to Assistant City Administrator for Economic Development. In addition to his current role overseeing the City’s planning, zoning, code enforcement and building services, Mr. Greene will also be responsible for overseeing the City’s economic development efforts.
- Housing and Community Services Director Armando Fana is being promoted to Assistant City Administrator for Community Services. In this role, he will oversee all of the City’s community programs including the library, parks and recreation, special events, housing and community services, sustainability and public life.
- Procurement Director Frank Hayden has accepted the position of Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity. Working in the Office of the Mayor, this position will be responsible for promoting, monitoring and enforcing the City’s codified ordinances with respect to small business and minority hiring and procurement. Through these efforts, this office will serve as a matchmaker and advocate promoting the use and hiring of these firms in the City. This office will also be tasked with creating strategies to document and improve the skill sets of the City’s labor force and match those skills with businesses seeking employees.
- The creation of the position of Director of the Office of Neighborhoods First. This position will be responsible for overseeing the Mayor’s Neighborhoods First Initiative/Advisory Group and advocate for the concerns of residents, community groups, and local businesses in the City of West Palm Beach.
- The creation of the position of Special Projects Manager, responsible for performing senior level and experienced professional work in project management. This position will be responsible for coordinating the City’s strategic plan objectives.
“I am focused on creating a community of opportunity for all, and my vision for West Palm Beach is resident-driven,” said Mayor James. “This organizational framework will help our City to better address future and current challenges as part of my commitment to creating a customer friendly culture that focuses on neighborhood initiatives, regional collaboration and community partnerships.”
These changes were approved by the City Commission at a meeting on May 6, 2019.