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The Communications Division functions under the auspices of the Human Resources and Communications Department, and serves as the communications liaison between the Village and the general public audiences which includes, media, private and public organizations, and community groups.  To that extent, the Communications Division researches, writes, edits and produces informative materials for general distribution.  The division also serves as the marketing arm for Village happenings, programs and events.  

Duties of the Office:

  • Internal/external publication production
  • Electronic media including e-newsletters, Village website, and social media
  • Researching and writing
  • Video production/distribution (see library below)
  • Management of Gov't Access TV station, WBAY
  • Photography & videography
  • Management of live-streaming and on-demand video coverage of public meetings
  • Liaison to the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment
  • Event marketing and coordination support
  • Promotion of Village events/programs


Jackie Calzadilla is presently the Village's Public Information Officer.  She may be reached via email or telephone at 305-259-1239.

Video Features Library

The Village offers a wide range of video features. Please visit our Video Features Library or YouTube to learn more about the elected officials serving Palmetto Bay in our "Policy Makers" series, or discover The Village of Parks in our five-part Parks video series. You will also learn about the Village's "green" efforts, police outreach programs -- or take an aerial tour of the Village in "Come Fly With Me." Enjoy the ride!

Photo Gallery

Starting in early 2010, Palmetto Bay Began using Facebook to share photos of Village events. Photographs of earlier events are still available on this website, in the Photo Gallery.

Other Village Websites

Let us be YOUR source for accurate, timely, good news and information. Also visit the Village Green website for info on environmental initiatives; and be sure to drop in for a visit to the Thalatta Estate website.



Film & Entertainment Fees / Information

Location scouts in the business of finding amazing locations for film/TV and still-photo production know that Palmetto Bay fits the bill. The Village of Parks offers a full range of backdrops for your next production including quite suburban streets, meandering canal ways, classic architecture, and unique and attractive locations -- and more -- and we are easy to work with.

Location Scouting of County Facilities Notice

Please be advised that due to hightened security in light of recent events that all location scouting of Miami-Dade County Government facilities will require a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice to arrange scouting requests and an approval email will need to be carried with you at all times while scouting County Facilities. This includes interiors and exteriors of County Buildings and Facilities. This does not apply to County Parks and Beaches.


Permitting Process Made Simple:

  • STEP 1: If you are planning to shoot stills, film, or video within the boundaries of the Village of Palmetto Bay, you must first contact the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment. (PLEASE NOTE: This step does not apply to personal-use photography). The County Film Office provides the basics required (County permitting, liability, etc.) to do production work across many municipalities -- including Palmetto Bay.
  • STEP 2: Contact the Village Communications Office and or the Parks Department if your production may potentially impact public roadways. Also, if you are shooting in a Village Park, you MUST contact the Village to apply for a permit and pay applicable Village fees -- over and above any Miami-Dade County requirements.
  • STEP 3: Review, complete, submit the following forms as required:
  • Cash (no bills higher than $20)
  • Personal Checks
  • Money Orders
  • *Visa
  • *MasterCard
  • *American Express
  • *Discover

Personal checks or money orders may be mailed to the Village of Palmetto Bay, 9705 East Hibiscus Street, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157. Cash or credit card payments must be made at the Cashier's Office located on the first floor of Village Hall.

*A 2.25% processing fee applies to online credit card payments.



Sandy Lighterman, Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment (305-375-3288)
Jackie Calzadilla, Public Information Officer (305-259-1239)
Saylin Paez, Village Program & Events Coordinator (305-259-1245)

Review Palmetto Bay's Ordinance regarding its interlocal agreement with the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment.

Review Miami Today, featuring Palmetto Bay's relationship with the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment.

Hours of Operation & Contact Information



Village of Palmetto Bay Municipal Center
Public Information Office
9705 East Hibiscus Street
Palmetto Bay, FL 33177

Monday - Friday:  8:30am - 5pm (except on observed holidays)

Phone:  305-259-1239
Fax:  305-259-1290



Olga Cadaval, Department Director
Jackie Calzadilla, Public Information Officer



With the advent of two-way social communications such as Facebook and Twitter, the Village has found it necessary and prudent to share a policy as it relates to public comment on official Palmetto Bay communications channels. Please review this policy.


Public Records Disclosure: Florida has very broad public records laws. Most written communications to or from local officials regarding official business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail may therefore be subject to public disclosure, if requested. For more information, please click here to view the Chapter 119 Florida Statute.

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