National Bike to Work Week
Councilmember Schaffer took a ride to Village Hall May 11 with Mayor Flinn, an avid bicycle enthusiast, to show his support of National Bike Month. The mission was to share the message about the benefits of bicycling. Vice Mayor DuBois also participated by riding in for the Budget Workshop. MAY 11, 2015
Guardrail Project ... Councilman Schaffer successfully drives funding of installation of bridge guardrails along SW 168 Street -- a heavily traveled route-to-school for local children. The joint Village-County project is completed only after Schaffer proposes a unique funding formula that ultimately makes two canal-bridge crossings safer for pedestrians. Please read more. MAR 15, 2014
Spearheads Website ... Councilman Tim Schaffer reports that a new lost-and-found website is up and running, "a 24/7 solution to getting the electronic word out about lost and found pets." Just one month earlier, Schafer hosted a Town Hall Meeting on this very topic (see below). Please read more. OCT 25, 2014
Lost & Found Meeting …Councilman Tim Schaffer hosts a Town Hall meeting, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, to gather your input re Lost & Found Pets in Palmetto Bay (also see Animal Services webpage). Palmetto Bay truly is a pet-loving community. We know how heart-breaking it can be when your furry family member is lost. So, join your friends and neighbors, give your opinion, ask questions -- get answers. SEP 25, 2013
Councilmember Schaffer's News Archive
Tim Schaffer was elected Nov. 20, 2012, to the office of Councilmember- District 2. Except for the five years he lived in Virginia, he is a lifelong resident of Miami-Dade County. Mr. Schaffer and his wife Elena move to Palmetto Bay in January of 2005. He attended Miami-Dade Public Schools and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Miami in 1982. Mr. 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, registered representative, investment adviser representative, and an insurance agent.
Tim Schaffer has been the recipient of several financial industry awards as an expert in the areas of business consulting, retirement planning and financial advising. In addition to his financial consulting career, Mr. 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. Mr. Schaffer is also the recipient of several police related commendations, service stars, and 2002 officer of the year award.
Tim Schaffer was and is actively involved in professional and community organizations to include being 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.