Tim Schaffer is the incumbent candidate seeking re-election as councilmember of Palmetto Bay District-2. First elected in November 2012, Schaffer is the sole proprietor of the independent office of Woodbury Financial Services, Inc., and has spent 29 years in the financial consulting industry as a financial adviser, investment adviser representative, and an insurance agent. Schaffer and his wife Elena move to Palmetto Bay in January 2005, and except for the five years he lived in Virginia, he is a life-long resident of Miami-Dade County.
Asked what I would do in my first 100 days, as a seated Councilmember I don’t have a schedule – because I’m doing the job now. If re-elected I will continue my work on the many projects that have completion dates set for days, months, and even years. I am running for council re-election in order to serve another term so I may fulfill my promise to faithfully and diligently represent the residents of the village. I promise to continue putting their ideas into action and to finish the projects we started together.
As a business owner, financial adviser, and a retired reserve police officer, I know that building trust is about being objective, consistent, and authentic. Residents can always count on that from me. I’m confident that the solutions I delivered in the areas of for traffic, fiscal responsibility, and controlled development is making our community a better one.
My vision is a safe, livable, workable, and enjoyable Palmetto Bay. We must protect what we have, preserve it, and continue to gather everyone’s input to improve it. It is up to us to effectively address our modern challenges and to maintain our focus on family, neighborhood, and quality of life.
If you share my vision for our community, I ask again for your vote. Help me make it happen for all of us. Together, we can continue to make Palmetto Bay a better community.
Councilman Tim Schaffer attended Miami-Dade Public Schools and received his BS from the University of Miami in 1982. He has been the recipient of several financial industry awards. In addition, Schaffer retired after 15 years as both a Reserve and Auxiliary Police Officer for Miami-Dade County and Portsmouth, Va., police departments. He was a member of a uniform patrol squad, a training squad and a Priority Services Unit in Northside District of the Miami-Dade Police Department; and was a member of a uniform patrol squad and a Neighborhood Impact Unit of the Portsmouth Police Department. Schaffer is also the recipient of several police related commendations, service stars, and was named 2002 officer of the year award.
Schaffer is a Lifetime Member of the Professional Law Enforcement Association, past board member of Cops for Kids, past board member of the Palmetto Bay Historical Preservation Board, past board member of the Sable Chase Townhomes Association, and currently a fishing tournament committee member for the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.
Contact Tim Schaffer at 786-566-1416, via e-mail at tschaffer2016Council@gmail.com, via his website at www.TimSchaffer.com, or on Facebook.