Melbourne hires new deputy manager
Stacey Barchenger, FLORIDA TODAY 12:44 p.m. EDT August 5, 2014
Melbourne’s new deputy city manager has a background in economic development and more than 16 years of municipal leadership experience.
The city announced today that Shannon Lewis, assistant city manager in Port Orange, has been hired as its deputy city manager. She will start in mid-September.
“Shannon Lewis will make a great addition to the leadership team at the City of Melbourne,” Melbourne City Manager Mike McNees said in a press release. “She is highly regarded by her peers, and she represents the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct.”
Lewis previously oversaw community development, finance, utility, human resources, IT and city clerk divisions in Port Orange. She helped recruit big businesses, leading negotiations to get Raydon Corporation – and $20 million in capital investment and high-paying jobs – to Port Orange, according to a press release. She also managed construction and marketing of a 41-acre business park.
“I am appreciative and excited about the opportunity to join the team in Melbourne,” she said. “I am impressed with the community, the staff and the proactive nature of the City and look forward to helping advance the City’s priorities, goals and economic development efforts.”
Lewis fills a vacancy left by the retirement of Amy Elliott, who worked in Melbourne for 33 years and retired as deputy city manager in June.
Lewis’ salary is $121,000 and she will receive a $300 monthly car allowance.
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