Manager search narrowed to five


By Lee Stephens….
Pinecrest’s Village Manager Search Committee has completed its work and submitted the names of five finalists for the position of village manager.

The five finalists are Yocelyn Galiano Gomez, assistant village manager of Pinecrest; Roberto Hernandez, deputy county manager of Fulton County, GA; Chip Iglesias, village manager of Key Biscayne; Scott Mendelsberg, chief financial officer for the Miami-Dade Fire- Rescue Department, and Phyllis Saunders, director of Human Resources for Miami- Dade County.

The search committee, chaired by former county commissioner Katy Sorenson and comprised of village residents, has been meeting since April reviewing applications and interviewing candidates.

The village will host a community reception for the five finalists on Sunday, July 17, at 6 p.m., in the Hibiscus Room at Pinecrest Gardens. Village residents are invited to the reception to meet the manager candidates.

The village council will conduct interviews of the finalists on July 18 and Mayor Cindy Lerner is expected to announce her nomination for a new manager by the end of July.

For more information, call the Village of Pinecrest at 305-234-2121.

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